13 reasons to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for St John
Always wanted to run a half marathon but have some
reservations? Here are 13 reasons you should run the Royal Parks
Half Marathon for St John Ambulance!
Register now for your place
1. It’s doable
The prospect of the 26.2 miles of a full marathon can be
daunting. But you don’t need to be a super-fit athlete to tackle a
half marathon, new runners can do them too! You just need a pair of
trainers and some practice.
2. Take on a challenge
It can be good to get out of your comfort zone and push yourself
every now and then.
3. The route
The Royal Parks Half Marathon is London’s most scenic running
event. While running, you can enjoy the sights of four of London’s
eight royal parks, the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert
4. It’s a quality event
The half marathon organisers pride themselves on keeping the run
as eco-friendly as possible and the event has won many awards.
5. Raise money for a great cause
Just £7 could run one of our ambulances for a day. Donors,
sponsors, pavement pounders – every penny you fundraise helps save
6. Get fit
Training for a half marathon will undoubtedly increase your
7. The atmosphere
The atmosphere at the event will be incredible as you join over
16,000 others to run along a beautiful route lined with
8. The support
You won’t be alone! Run for us and we’ll be with you every step
of the way – literally. Our dedicated volunteers will be lining the
route, ready if you need them to pick you up, dust you down and get
you over the finish line.
We’ll give you advice on training, a running vest and
fundraising support to help you hit your fundraising targets.
9. First aid matters
You never know when you might need first aid. It only takes £10
to allow one young person to attend a first aid course that could
save someone’s life.
10. To feel good about yourself
Getting fit, raising money for charity and accomplishing a
challenge will leave you feeling amazing.
11. For motivation
We will give you a reason to run! Your support helps us put our
first aid trainers in schools, equip our volunteers and run our
ambulances. Our training saves lives. What better motivation to
push you to the finish line?
12. To get ready for a marathon
If you’re not quite ready for a full marathon, this half
marathon could be great practice.
13. Because why not? It will be fun!
Get your place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon with St John