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Royal Parks Half 2023 - International Runners - Prices from £315.00pp

Royal Parks Half 2023 - International Runners

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Royal Parks Half

London, Sunday 8th October, 2023

Viewed as one of the most beautiful half marathons in the world, the 13.1mile run leads its 16,000 participants through four of London’s eight Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Internationally recognised London landmarks also form part of the race’s backdrop – with runners being in eye-shot of Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, Canada House and Buckingham Palace. Starting and finishing in Hyde Park.

The Royal Parks Half was created in 2008 and is a spectacular Half Marathon in central London – the first and only one of its kind. The stunning 21km/ 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. The 2023 Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada will take place on Sunday 8 October.

This award-winning event was set up as an annual fundraising initiative, raising sustainable funds for the Royal Parks to support London’s eight Royal Parks, and enabling charities of all sizes to be involved in a major challenge event. The event has exceeded all expectation in raising £60 million for over 1,200 UK charities, including the Royal Parks, GOSH, and Mind. 

The Royal Parks as a charity, relies on important donations and events, with the Royal Parks Half being a key source of income for London's beautiful Royal Parks. Through this event, the money raised helps to keep the magic of the Royal Parks alive through restoring monuments and playgrounds, teaching children about the natural world and caring for wildlife.

Royal Parks Half is an extremely popular event and operates a lottery system for entry. Chances of securing a place via the lottery is 1 in 7, the results are usually announced in February. Marathon Tours and Travel offers guaranteed entries for international runners as part of an accommodation package.

Your Experience

The Royal Parks Half is one of the most popular half marathons in the world and sells out every year. Marathon Tours and Travel is the Official International Travel Partner for the 2023 Royal Parks Half and we are delighted to partner with the event.

As the Official International Travel Partner of Royal Parks Half, we are pleased to offer guaranteed entry for international runners as part of a hotel package of 2 or more nights. Unfortunately we cannot sell to runners from Italy or UK.

What you get with Marathon Tours and Travel

  • Marathon Tours and Travel Royal Parks Half Marathon package includes;
  • Guaranteed Royal Parks Half Marathon race entry for International runners
  • Hotel Accommodation with breakfast for 2 or 3 nights
  • Hotel taxes
  • Support from Marathon Tours and Travel team in London 
Your Itinerary


Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary. The itinerary below reflects the 3-night package.

Friday 6th October, 2023: Arrival Day

Make your own arrangements to arrive at your hotel in London today. Usually, hotel rooms are ready to check in after 3pm. If you arrive early, then you can leave your luggage with the hotel and explore your surroundings while you wait for the room to be ready.

The rest of the day and evening is free for you to enjoy London at your leisure.

Saturday 7th October, 2023:  Preparation day 

Following a great nights sleep we invite you to enjoy breakfast in the hotel.

What about my race bib collection?

Royal Parks Half race pack including bib must be collected today – location and opening hours are to be advised. 

How do I contact Marathon Tours and Travel staff during my stay?

Marathon Tours and Travel staff will be available at certain times in the reception area of the hotel. Times and contact numbers will be provided with your final documents and itinerary. 

The rest of the day and evening is free for you to enjoy London at your leisure.

Sunday 8th October, 2023: Race Day

This is the day you have trained so hard for! 

Take an early breakfast in the hotel before making your way to the race start, which is only a short distance away!

How do I get to the race start?

The Royal Parks Half start and finish area is along the south side of Hyde Park. Our hotel Corus Hyde Park is an easy 25 minutes walk away. If you are staying at the Travelodge in Convent Garden, a straightforward tube journey on the piccadilly line will get you to the start in 15 minutes. On arrival at the start please follow the instructions of the race officials. 

After the race, make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, celebrate…you deserve it!

Monday 9th October, 2022: Departure Day

Unless you have booked extra nights with us then today, we ask that you check out of your room before 11 am, and we say thank you for joining us. It’s not goodbye but instead we’ll see you next time as we hope you will join us for another Marathon Tours and Travel Experience.

Need to Know

Minimum age

Only persons who will be aged 17 years or above on the date of the Royal Parks Half Marathon (Sunday 8 October 2023) may register for the Event. 

Conditions of Sale

Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package and we cannot sell race entries to residents of the UK.

Entry procedure

When you buy your package with us, your entry is included as part of the package. A non-runner reduction will be given to spectators. 

Royal Parks Half Marathon Terms of Participation

There are some terms of participation that you should be aware of, these can be read and downloaded from here 

Please read the Terms for participation carefully, as you have to accept them to participate in the event.

How to book

To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place. You will then be sent an email invite to complete your registration on the Royal Parks Half Marathon website. At this time you will be required to pay a mandatory £4.95 booking fee.


When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically. The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for UK’s current entry restrictions and requirements. Advice for the UK is available here – UK travel advice

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events in the UK.

Hotel Options

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  • Corus London Hyde Park

    1 Lancaster Gate London W2 3LG

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    An impressive and affordable 4* hotel next to Hyde Park. This 200 year old Georgian character hotel with classic décor and modern comfort is perfectly located for the Royal Parks Half Marathon, only minutes away from the race start/finish, famous Oxford Street shopping and the sights of London.


    Next to Lancaster Gate tube station (central line) and walking distance from London Paddington station. All rooms offer have blackout blinds, in room safe, air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, bath amenities, plush bedding, flat-screen televisions with satellite programming and all-day room service.if you wish to upgrade your room from standard to one of the business, executive or deluxe rooms please contact us for a quote.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant

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