2024 Royal Parks Half Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Royal Parks Half Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Royal Parks Half Marathon, a prestigious event in London's running calendar, offers participants a unique 13.1-mile journey through the city, presented by the Royal Bank of Canada. Starting and finishing in the scenic Hyde Park, the race includes a 96-meter elevation gain and provides runners with a relatively flat course. Participants are treated to breathtaking views as they pass through four of London’s Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park, and Kensington Gardens – and take in the capital's famous landmarks. This event is celebrated not only for its stunning route but also for its vibrant atmosphere and the opportunity to run through some of the most historically and culturally significant areas of London.

Date: 

Sun
Oct 13
2024

Location: 

London, United Kingdom

Distance

21.1km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

96m

Number of participants: 

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How to train for Royal Parks Half Marathon: Royal Parks Half Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Royal Parks Half Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized Half Marathon training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Half Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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