Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Join us for the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 14 October and enjoy running through some of the capital's most beautiful green spaces.

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is a wonderfully scenic run set in London’s four royal parks - Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park and Green Park.

It is a beautiful way to start Autumn as the leaves turn golden. However, if falling leaves aren't quite enough for you, runners will also get a chance to see some of London’s most iconic landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert Hall.

Join our team in 2018

As a Battersea runner you will receive:

  • An invitation to our 'meet and greet' event where you will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of Battersea London
  • A fundraising pack
  • Training advice
  • Fundraising support from start to finish
  • A cheer team to support you on the day
  • A bespoke running vest

I'd like to apply for a charity place

We're sorry, we are now full! Thank you to all of our supporters for applying. Unfortunately we have no more Battersea places available, but there are many other ways to raise funds for the dogs and cats in our care - please see details of our other challenges.

I already have my own place

The Royal Parks Half Marathon ballot is open from Tuesday 30th January to Wednesday 7th February. If you have entered the ballot and are lucky enough to get your own place, you can still run on behalf of Battersea!

Just let us know by completing the own place application form and we will be in touch.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact our Events team on 020 7627 9339 or at


Unfortunately there are no more Battersea places available, although we are still accepting own place runners. Or you can get involved in some of our other challenges.



Help us be here for every dog and cat.

£5 a month would help pay for the care needed by some of our dogs and cats.

£8 a month could pay for all the care our hand-reared puppies and kittens need.

£12 a month would give frightened dogs and cats the care and treatment they need to recover.

£20 a month would give sick cats and dogs round-the-clock nursing care.

£10 can buy a scratching post for one of the thousands of cats we care for each year

£25 would pay for a cat or dog to be microchipped

£50 would keep one abandoned animal safe, warm and well

£100 can buy beds, bowls, toys and treats to give comfort to five dogs in our care.