Still time to run the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for charity

On 7 October thousands of runners will take to the start line of the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon.

13.1 Miles through London’s wonderful parks, taking in some of the famous landmarks of the city If you’d like to get a place but weren’t successful in the ballot there’s still time. You could run for one of the charities below that still have guaranteed entries into the event available.

Just pick a charity from the list below and get in touch with them to find out more.

Run for the Abbeyfield Society and help raise funds for vulnerable older people in the UK and across the world. All Team Abbeyfield runners get a running vest and Newsletters and we’ll have a stand in the charity marquee on race day.Register now for just £25 – email events@abbeyfield.com or ring 01727 734125 or 734095 before 10th August.
  Run for Action for Kids and help children and young people up to the age of 26 who have physical and learning disabilities. Action for Kids transform young lives not only by supplying wheelchairs but by providing opportunities for work and training.. All Action for Kids runners will receive a running vest as well as fundraising and training support. email events@actionforkids.org or ring 020 83478111.
  Take to the start line for Anthony Nolan. All runners raising money for the charity will receive a running vest and training and fundraising support, as well as the opportunity for post race refreshment. Contact events@anthonynolan.org or call 0303 3033000.
Run for Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy and receive a charity t-shirt, fundraising pack and a runner goody bag after the race. Minimum sponsorship is £250. Contact sarah.smith@bobath.org.uk
  Run for Bone Cancer Research Trust and you’ll receive an invitation to the charities post race reception. Email fundraising@bcrt.org.uk or call 0113 2621852
Take to the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon start line for Book Aid International. Email events@bookaid.org or call 020 79788006
Run for Breast Cancer Care. Runners will receive a running vest, training advice and tips from Denise Lewis as well as a newsletter and fundraising tips. Contact sporting@breastcancercare.org.uk or call 08450 920804
  Run for Buttle UK. Email ashleym@buttleuk.org or call the charity on 020 7798 6231
  Take part in the half marathon for Children in Crisis and receive a runners vest, a fundraising pack and a dedicated fundraiser to provide any help and advice you might needs. Email katharinet@childrenincrisis.org
Run for Doctors of the World UK and receive a charity T-shirt as well as a monthly newsletter about the charity and fundraising. Email events@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk or call 020 75157534
 Runners who take part for Epilepsy Action will receive a running vest, tips on fundraising a supporters cheering pack and be invited to a post race reception. Email events@epilesy.org.uk
Run for Fauna and Flora International and receive a running vest. Plus the fundraiser that raises the most money for the charity will receive a prize. Email conal.dougan@fauna-flora.org or call 0122 343 1953
Run for Fishermans Mission. Email fundraising@rnmdsf.org.uk or call 01489 566921
Take part in the race for Forect YMCA and receive a months free membership at Forest YMCA gym. You’ll also receive a t-shirt as well as training and fundraising advice. Email supportus@forestymca.org.uk or call 020 85094632
Run for Greenpeace. Email fundraisinguk@greenpeace.org or call 0800 269065
Run for Habitat for Humanity and receive a fundraising toolkit, support materials as well as a race day t-shirt. Email supporterservices@habitatforhumanity.org.uk or call 020 7627 6863
Take part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for the Institute of Cancer Research and receive a running vest and runners pack as well as a goody bag. Email sports@icr.ac.uk or call 020 7153 5375
Run for International Alert. Email fundraising@international-alert.org or call 020 7627 6863.
Run for diabetes Type 1 charity JDRF. Email events@jdrf.org.uk or call 020 7841 3642.
Run for Kith & Kids. Runners will receive a runners vest as well as training and fundraising advice. Email events@kithandkids.org.uk or call 020 88851517
  Take part in the race for MS Society and receive a training top, training advice from Sally Gunnell , race day support and fundraising support. Email running@mssociety.org.uk or call 0845 481 1577.
Run for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital and receive a running vest as well as fundraising and training advice in the lead up to the race. Email charbour@noahsarkhospice.org.uk or call 020 84498877
Run for Orchid. You’ll receive a running vest as well as training and fundraising support. Look out for the cheering zone along the route. Email events@orchid-cancer.org.uk
  Run for Practical Action. Runners will receive a running t-shirt and tips. Email events@practicalaction.org.uk or call 01926 634537.
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity has places in its Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon team. Runners will receive their charity branded running vest as well as refreshments and the chance for a massage at the post race reception. Email anna.thomas@rainbowtrust.org.uk or call 01372 220022.
Run for Save The Children. Runners will receive a running top, fundraising pack and tool kit a goody bag and an invite to the post race reception. Email r.mann@savethechildren.org.uk or call 020 70126833
Scope still has a few places left for runners interested in taking part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. Runners will receive a running top, and a pack including fundraising ideas and training tips. Email events@scope.org.uk or call 020 76197154
Run for Sense. Runners will receive a running vest or t-shirt, as well as a training plan and fundraising tips. Email events@sense.org.uk or call 0845 1270063
  Run for Spinal Research. Email run@spinal-research.org.uk or call 01483 898786.
  Take to the start line for St Marks Hospital Foundation. Runners will receive a training pack and fundraising tips and a running top. Email ruth.wales@nhs.net or call 020 88692371
Run for Starfish Greathearts Foundation. Email hester.enthoven@starfishcharity.org or call 020 75973797
Target Tuberculosis still has places in its running team. Runners will receive fundraising and training support. Email hrayment@targettb.org.uk or call 01273 827070.
  The RNIB has places available. Runners will get a free running top and an invite to its post race reception. contact events@rnib.org.uk or call 0845 3450054.
Run for The Everyman Appeal. Runners will receive a running pack including a running t-shirt and fundraising tips. Email sports@icr.ac.uk or call 020 71535375.
The National Autistic Society still has some places left for this years Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. As well as a stall at the food festival that runners can visit after their run, runners will get a running vest and fundraising and training advice. Email cecilia.owen@nas.org.uk or call 020 7923 5719.
Tommy’s is looking for runners. They will have a marquee in the festival to meet and greet their runners. Email dganas@tommys.org
UNICEF UK still has places in its team. Runners will receive a fundraising pack a training programme and t-shirt. Email halfmarathon@unicef.org.uk or call 020 7375 6109.
Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) still has a few places left in its team. Runners will receive a fundraising and training tips and a running vest. Email philippa.tree@vso.org.uk or call 020 8780 7301
Whizz-Kidz is still looking to fill its team of keen runners. Runners will be invited to a training day and will receive a training plan and advice from a team coach. Email events@whizz-kidz.org.uk or call 020 7233 9696
  World Child Cancer still has some places in its team. Runners will get a running vest and be able to meet with the charity after the race. Email katie.hammond@worldchildcancer.org or call 020 3176 7891
WWF is looking for fundraisers to take part in Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. Runners will receive training and fundraising advice and a running top. Email challenges@wwf.org.uk or call 01483 42633
Run for Shelter and get a running vest as well as fundraising and training support. Email running@shelter.org.uk or call 0344 5151190
Run for The Scout Association and receive a running vest and fundraising and training support. Email rachel.jones@scouts.org.uk or call 020 84337231.
Run for Mind and get an invite to their post race marque. Email events@mind.org.uk or call 020 82152246.
Run for MND Association and get yuorself an invite to their post race reception. Email anita.solar@mndassociation.org or call 01604 611832.
Run for King’s College Hospital Charity and receive a running top and fundraising and training support. Email support@togetherwecan.org.uk or call 020 78474701
Run for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and receive a running top and fundraising and training support. Email support@togetherwecan.org.uk or call 020 78474701
Run for Matthew’s Friends and receive fundraising support. Email julie@matthewsfriends.org or call 01342 836571
AUTISTICA has some spaces left for keen runners. Runners will receive a t-shirt and fundraising support. Email lynn.hart@autistica.org.uk
ActionAid is offering a a pre and post race meet up for any keen runners. Email run@actionaid.org or call 01460 238 000.
Independent Age is offering training and fundraising support for its runners as well as a t-shirt. Email amy.scrivener@independentage.org or call 020 7605 4287.

2 Responses to “Still time to run the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for charity”


  1. 1 livingwithbonecancer July 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Reblogged this on livingwithbonecancer and commented:
    Charity that helps me is Bone Cancer Research Trust when I got Osteosarcoma (Bone cancer) at 21. I help and volunteer for Guy’s and St.Thomas’ hospital (togetherWecan) and Anthony Nolan via ACLT charity. I’ve fundraised for Breast cancer Care before doing ‘Walk the Walk.’ All well deserved charities! Please run for them. :-) xx

  2. 2 livingwithbonecancer July 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Bone Cancer Research Trust has helped me since I got Osteosaecoma at 21. I help St.Thomas’ charity (togetherWecan) sometimes and Anthony Nolan via ACLT charity. :-) x


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