- Royal Parks Half Marathon tours London's famous green spaces

September 22, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The Royal Parks Foundation is the charity which helps keep London's eight Royal Parks looking their best all year round. The parks are a vital part of London life, providing green spaces for people to relax and enjoy a scenic stroll through the heart of one of the best cities in the world.

On October 9th, the charity opens four of these parks to competitors for the annual Royal Parks Half Marathon. The 13-mile run will take runners around Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James's Park, and will whizz past many iconic London landmarks along the way, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Marble Arch and the Royal Albert Hall.

As with most running events of this nature, entrants are expected to raise a good deal of cash for charity, while there are also opportunities to use the event as a corporate team building exercise.

The run has been shortlisted for the Best Outdoor Event honour at the Outdoor Event Awards. The ceremony takes place on September 20th, so by the time you read this, they may have won it.

Entry for the 2011 race is now closed, but keep checking back to see what to expect from next year's event. For those who have entered, read on for a few accommodation ideas. can provide a selection of fine hotels for all who want to make a weekend of it as they take on this fantastic event around the picturesque parks of London. The Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch and Kensington's Copthorne Tara are both within easy reach of the start line.

For more information about the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, visit

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