Distance: 13.1 Miles

The 13.1 mile scenic running route, winds through four Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park and The Green Park) in all their autumnal splendour. Runners also have the opportunity to take in magnificent views of the capital city and some of its historic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert Hall.

Why Child Bereavement UK?

Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying. We provide training to professionals in health and social care, education, and the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

  • a welcome email and fundraising pack from our events team
  • a charity running vest to wear on the day with iron-on letters
  • support to achieve your target from our dedicated fundraising and events team 
  • e-newsletters updating you with news from across the charity
  • access to our online Facebook group, where other fundraisers share training and fundraising advice

I ran for Child Bereavement UK because after hearing of the work they do. I thought they were such a valuable charity that don’t get enough recognition. The Royal Parks event was a great experience with an amazing atmosphere, it was a perfect route for someone running their first half marathon. I couldn’t recommend it enough, who would’ve thought you could enjoy running 13 miles?!

Rachel & Lola raised over £3,000

Be part of our team

If you would like to be part of our 2023 team and have already received a place in this year's Royal Park's Half Marathon, we would love you to join our team and support Child Bereavement UK's work with bereaved families. There’s no minimum sponsorship, all we ask is that you raise as much as you can - you'll still receive the same support from our dedicated fundraising team.

If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team on [email protected] or give us a call on 01494 569048