The Virtual Royal Parks Experience
The virtual run promises to bring you as much as possible of this most popular physical race with a customised app, whilst keeping you safe in your local community.
You will experience the atmosphere of race day through custom audio cues and augmented reality that will bring the course to life as you run in your local area.
Charity runners who take part and meet or exceed a fundraising target of £175 will be guaranteed a place in October 2021 or 2022 at the standard ballot fee of £59.
You will receive a premium race pack with your bib, sustainable water bottle and medal. After you complete the race and submit your time through the app your finisher shirt will be sent to you.
Race morning will incorporate an online warm-up and messages of support from notable faces before the race officially gets underway at 9am on Sunday 11 April.
You are encouraged to find open space and connect with nature, whilst following government guidelines on social distancing.
There will be an interactive leader board and you will have your time registered on the Royal Parks Half app. The standard winner categories will be awarded, in addition to a new non-binary field.
How to apply for your free place
The Nystagmus Network will cover the cost of your place in the run. All we ask is that you set up your Justgiving page here and commit to raise the minimum sponsorship of £175 for the charity.
Ready to run?
Please confirm by email that you would like to go ahead and tell us how you plan to meet the fundraising target by no later than Friday 26 February. Click the blue box below to apply.
We hope you decide to take part and we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.