Team Chestnut runner

Royal Parks Half

Be a half marathon hero in the only half marathon of its kind, taking in four of London’s Royal Parks, on Sunday 8 October 2023.

Event details

Location: The Mall, London
When: Sunday 8th October 2023 at 9:00am
Event type: Runs
Runner at Brighton Half Marathon

At a glance

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is a closed road, central London run on Sunday 8 October 2023. Taking in some of the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens.

- the only half marathon through the heart of London
- 16,000 fellow runners on the day
- greenest race of its kind - committed to sustainability

A big running team for the Brighton Marathon

What you'll get

From us:
- unique Chestnut Tree House running vest/t-shirt
- support from an experienced fundraising team who can help you reach your goal!

From the event provider:
- finisher's medal
- fully supported route

More details about Royal Parks Half Marathon

As event day gets closer, the organisers will update you on everything you need to know for your race. In the meantime, here are some key on the day details…

Royal Parks Half 2023 road closures: Roads will be closed during for event between 00:01 and 13:30 on Sunday 8 October…timings vary across the route but it is advisable to avoid these areas between these times as far as possible.

Getting to Royal Parks Half : Find more info about parking, travel, park & ride, bag-drops, toilet locations and water stops on the Royal Parks Half website. Please be aware that public transport will be extra busy in the days around the event, so double check transport providers for more details nearer race day.

Getting your Royal Parks Half race number: You can expect your race bib to be delivered by the end of September. Bibs will be delivered by standard post and no signature will be required upon delivery.

We know it’s tough for so many people at the moment with the rising cost of energy, fuel and food so fundraising might feel hard. We’ve here to lend a hand and have lots of top tips for you on our fundraising hub.

Remember to sign up to JustGiving – you can quickly set up your page and easily share your story with your friends and family – sharing across your social media accounts straight away, you can even connect it to your Strava account! Your sponsorship will come directly to us, including Gift Aid.

There may be a (half) marathon task ahead, but we’re here with you every step of the way – with running top tips, training help and more. You can find details about the race day on the Royal Parks Half Marathon website, including the route map for 2023. 

We’ve also put together lots of helpful tips with how to get started with your running training.

If you have a question about running and fundraising for Team Chestnut, please get in touch. 

Why join our team?

Paula's daughter, Lilly, has profound deafness and severe complex needs. Lilly and her family have been supported by Chestnut Tree House for several years, here's what Paula has to say about the importance of the care we can only provide thanks to your fundraising and donations:

“Chestnut Tree House is amazing, they really are. They're brilliant and they need all of the help and support that they can get so they can continue doing what they do for families like us. It would be heart breaking if I was told that they were going to get taken away from us. I don’t know what we would do without them”.

Read Lilly’s Story