For this year only, The Royal Parks Half Marathon is coming to you on Sunday 11 April 2021. The Royal Parks Half Marathon has unveiled a never-before-seen virtual event that you can experience wherever you are whilst supporting Moorfields.

Register for a place

Registration is now open with a free registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum of £175.

Register now

You can be part of this ground-breaking day on behalf of Moorfields Eye Charity and run the race distance, 13.1 miles, that must be in your local area to adhere to government guidelines around Covid. This unique digital experience will celebrate green spaces the length and breadth of the country, with runners coming together virtually to provide critical fundraising for the UK’s charities and to #RunGreen without limits.

Working with a customised app, the Royal Parks Half will provide you with as much of a race day experience as possible using digital integrations. Through the app, runners will experience the atmosphere of race day through custom audio cues and augmented reality that will bring the iconic race course to life as they run in their local area.

Runners who take part in the April race and meet or exceed a fundraising target of £175 will be guaranteed a place in October 2021 or 2022 races at the standard ballot fee of £59.

All runners will be sent a premium race pack prior to race day with their race bib, sustainable water bottle and medal. After you complete the race and submit your time through the app, your finisher shirt that commemorates this unique year will be sent to you.

To recreate the event day experience, race morning will incorporate an online warm-up and messages of support from notable faces before the race officially gets underway at 9am on Sunday 11 April. Runners are encouraged to find open space and connect with nature, all whilst following the latest government guidance on social distancing.

There will be an interactive leader board during the race, and upon completing the Half Marathon runners will have their times registered on the Royal Parks Half app.

It’s free for you to enter with a minimum fundraising target of £175- once you have signed up, it’s easy to create a Just Giving page and kickstart your fundraising. This is your exciting opportunity to be part of this special race day whilst helping to save peoples sight!

Contact Details

Telephone: 0207 566 2565

Email: moorfields.eyecharity@nhs.net