Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Event Details

Date: October 2018
Location: London
Distance: 13.1 miles
Guaranteed Places: None
Registration Fee: £35
Minimum Sponsorship: £325

To register or to request further information from OCD-UK:
Email us about this event
Phone: 03332 127 890
Race website (external)

Two of our runners during the 2010 Run to the Beat Half Marathon.

A spectacular and challenging run through four London Royal Parks, the Royal Parks Foundation launched central London’s first ever half marathon in 2008 – starting and ending in Hyde Park and taking in many London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye along the way amidst the autumn fall encased by thousands of supporters lining the route as you run, or walk.

Around 12,500 runners will participate in this exciting event, and around 40,000 supporters and spectators are expected. Environmental impact is obviously a key concern to the organisers of the Royal Parks Half so they've taken serious steps to ensure sustainability; water bottles and race shirts are made from recycled materials and any surplus food or clothing at the end of the event is donated to charities. Every runner is presented with a leaf shaped medal .

By pulling on the orange OCD-UK running vest and becoming a part of the OCD-UK running team you will be helping us to provide immediate practical and emotional support that will help change the lives of people living with OCD. 

We do have guaranteed places but if you secure your own place, and wish to fundraise for us (no minimum amount) then we welcome you to Team OCD-UK with an OCD-UK running shirt. We will even refund your race entry fee so you can run for FREE once you fundraise over a pre-agreed amount!  We will also send you a welcome pack and a bright OCD-UK running vest or T-shirt to help you stand out from the crowd, and offer you other benefits too.

We set a minimum sponsorship target as a guide, but all we ask is that you raise as much as you can.

FREE magbook, 'Women's guide to running' worth £7.99, (helpful for guys too!) - click image to enlarge.

By running for us, and as a member of team OCD-UK you will receive:

  • A fantastic fundraising pack including training advice.
  • FREE high performance and breathable running vest or t-shirt to wear on the day of your run.
  • FREE magbook, 'Women's guide to running' worth £7.99, (helpful for guys too!).
  • Sponsorship forms with fundraising tips.
  • Copies of Compulsive Reading extra, a small magazine sent to OCD-UK members.

If you are interested in joining Team OCD-UK with one of our charity places or if you would like to join the team and run for OCD-UK with your own place please register your interested below. We look forward to welcoming you to Team OCD-UK! To register your place for the event to run for OCD-UK, there are two quick and simple steps.

Step 1: Email us with your full name, postal address, DOB, your contact details and your next of kin name and contact details.
Step 2: Once we confirm we have a place available, pay the event registration fee. Please do not pay it until requested to do so in case we don't have places available Click here to pay the registration fee of £25 online. *
Step 3: Setup your fundraising page via Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving and start your fundraising.
Step 4: Start your training!

* OCD-UK members do not need to pay the registration fee. The registration fee will be fully refunded to you after the event, once the minimum fundraising target is reached. If you would like to run for OCD-UK but are unable to pay the registration fee, please contact us and we will do all we can to help you.

Once you are registered for the event, or if you have any further questions about running for OCD-UK, please email us at and let us know and a member of the OCD-UK team will be in touch within a few days.

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