Training: Need To Know - Royal Parks
If you're heading to London in a few weeks for the Royal Parks Half, please ensure you read the below carefully...

Race Day Information

You will receive your race pack from the organisers by the end of September. It will contain all sorts of useful information, along with your race bib with timing chip attached. I also advise checking the Royal Parks website, which has a range of FAQs that cover everything from transport, what to expect at the start and finish lines and a route map with the different mile markers.

If you have any worries or concerns about race day itself, or your pack does not arrive by the end of September, please do email

On the Day

Make sure you fill in any additional personal details on the reverse of your race bib - and that you have safety pins to fasten your run number on to your top! Your timing chip is personalised to this race, so do not swap numbers with anybody else. 

A baggage facility will be available for all half marathon participants, although they advise you do not leave any valuables with your baggage – the race organisers cannot accept any responsibility for the security of these items.

Supporter T-shirts

Family Holiday Association t-shirts are a great way to raise awareness of the charity, and can make it a lot easier to spot your friends and family in the cheering crowd.

If you would like me to send you some t-shirts for your supporters to wear on the day, please email me to let me know how many you need and in what size. They are unisex and available in small, medium, large, x-large and xx-large.

Food & Fitness Festival

There will be a free food and fitness festival running alongside the race, located at the start/finish line in Hyde Park. There will be an array of activities taking place, for both runners and your supporters to enjoy. These include live music, post-race bars, food market, a Royal Parks merchandise shop and selfie wall!

Finally, I strongly recommend you also have a look around the 'Runner Hub' area of the Royal Parks Half website; this has all sorts of useful information. Click here to have a read.




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