This is the most spectacular half marathon that central London has to offer - it is a unique and inspiring event.
Charity runners will glide through four of London's stunning Royal Parks, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, St James's Park and The Green Park. The 13.1m extraordinary route brushes past London's most famous landmarks, including The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, all on closed roads.
Plus, the event village in Hyde Park hosts a fantastic food and fitness festival, ensuring a brilliant day out for runners and supporters alike.
The Royal Parks Half is a beautiful event with charity at its heart and has raised nearly £60 million for over 1000 charity partners since 2008.
Hope for Communities is a UK-registered charity working in the Kurdish Region of Northern Iraq.
We have various projects which all have the aim of providing sustainable investment into communities with a view to restoring hope. We began working in 2018 and have responded to a number of needs, the first is a community centre in a refugee/displaced community where we teach English (as requested by the community) and provide the children with a safe space to come and have fun and grow in confidence. We also run regular weekly projects in local government orphanages where we take the children out for trips, we play games, do crafts and invest time into the children’s lives.
We also have a community hub which seeks to serve the local community, but also as it functions as a coffee shop, it is a place where we can run an apprenticeship/mentorship programme for young people who are leaving the government care system and would otherwise have no employment opportunities or support.