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:

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

I'd like to apply for a charity place

We have a number of guaranteed places in the 2018 Royal Parks Half Marathon, so register your interest and join Team Battersea.

By taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon you'll be helping lost, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats find the loving, new homes they need.

The registration fee for a Battersea place is £30 (payable on confirmation of your place) and we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £350.

The money you raise by taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon goes towards the running of the Home.

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 Dogs & Cats Home!

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

Registration details

Register your interest in running for Team Battersea.Register now


£5 a month

would help pay for the care needed by some of our dogs and cats.

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£8 a month

could pay for all the care our hand-reared puppies and kittens need.

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£12 a month

would give frightened dogs and cats the care and treatment they need to recover.

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£20 a month

would give sick cats and dogs round-the-clock nursing care.

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Other amount

Floyd 342545 13


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

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would pay for a cat or dog to be microchipped

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would keep one abandoned animal safe, warm and well

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

Bonnie 342374 13

Other amount

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