The 2020 Royal Parks Half Marathon was scheduled to take place on October 11th with 16,000 runners racing through the streets and parks of central London on the capital’s most beautiful (albeit in places narrowest) half marathon route. In June, organizers decided to postpone the event to Sunday, April 11, 2021 as long as the COVID-19 pandemic has receded enough or we have learned to deal with it.
Today the organizers reopened the ballot for a week to fill the spaces created as a result of this postponement. The voting slip is free and runs until Wednesday, September 23, 5 p.m. Successful applicants will be notified on Friday the 25th and must accept and pay for their place within one week. A seat costs £ 59 plus an administration fee of £ 3.95.
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It’s also a fantastic opportunity that feels all the more special after a year of constraints on mass events. The usual course on a closed road takes you through four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St. James’s Park and Kensington Gardens – and past landmarks like Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
And if nothing else, a race on the calendar gives you a reason to keep going out and exercising, which turns into an all-around gloomy winter. Don’t underestimate the positive effects running can have on your state of mind.
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