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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Run the Royal Parks and give refugees a warm welcome.  

Billed as the UK’s most scenic and greenest half marathon, this is a route not to be missed. You’ll run through the heart of London, through four iconic parks and past landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert Hall. This is a fairly flat course, making it great for first time half marathon runners, and those with more experience.    

As part of the Refugee Action team, you will receive the very best support, including: 

  • A branded Refugee Action running vest or t-shirt 
  • Access to fundraising resources, including our fundraising guide, branded bunting, stickers and collection tins 
  • Expert fundraising advice and support from our friendly team 
  • An insight into the work your fundraising is making happen 

Runners are asked to raise a minimum £400 sponsorship, and there is a £35 fee to register. We will be with you every step of the way with fundraising tips and inspirational stories of our work.  

Why fundraise for Refugee Action? 

Refugee Action has been welcoming refugees with open arms since 1981. We exist to support refugees and people seeking asylum to rebuild their lives in the UK. Every day, our frontline staff are helping people to escape homelessness, find work and build a new life for themselves. And our campaigns are fighting for a fairer future for refugees, challenging laws and systems that stop refugees and people seeking asylum from thriving. 

This work is only possible because of people like you. With every mile that you run, you will be changing the lives of people seeking safety here in the UK. By taking on this challenge, you are giving refugees hope for the future. 

Sign up today! 

Find out more about the race here. 

Have a ballot place in the Royal Parks Half but still want to run to raise funds for Refugee Action? Get in touch with Hollie at to join #TeamHumanity and get your Refugee Action running vest. 



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