Royal Parks Half Marathon 2020

Hyde Park, Sunday 11 October 2020

To join the A4D team, email admin@arts4dementia.org.uk and include “Run RPHM 2020” in the subject line.

We are delighted to launch our RPHM 2020 campaign.  This year we have 30 places in this wonderful race, widely acknowledged to be the UK’s best Half Marathon, both due to the course through the Royal Parks and past many of London’s classic landmarks and the outstanding festival and spectator experience,

  • The race is regularly heavily (typically 8x) oversubscribed in the public ballot.
  • It will be a wonderful day, but more importantly, through your running you will be helping to transform the lives of people with dementia and their carers, through the provision of challenging arts workshop programmes for people living with early stage dementia.
  • To join the A4D team, you will first need to email admin@arts4dementia.org.uk and include “Run RPHM 2020” in the subject line.
  • You will then need to donate £25 and complete and return to us a participation agreement that we will send you.
  • You will need to set a fundraising target of £500 and pledge to raise at least £350 (with the first £100 by 30/04/20 to secure your place).

The Course takes in a 13.1 mile route, passing through Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and Green Park. Runners and supporters have great views of the capital’s landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert Hall.

Most of the run is through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and supporters have multiple opportunities to see you go by – while following your progress on a map within the Royal Parks Half app.  And there’s food, entertainment and a fantastic atmosphere at the Royal Parks Festival!

About Arts 4 Dementia. A4D develops innovative, person-centred arts programmes to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and carers, to help them live better for longer at home.

  • Our website uniquely signposts arts events nationwide for people living with dementia; and we provide early stage dementia awareness training at London arts venues for arts facilitators from all over the country.
  • The almost 800 workshop leaders we have trained to date will deliver arts opportunities to over 13,000 people living with dementia this year.
  • A4D focuses on what people can achieve – often very much more than they imagine.

You can see our work and the impact on participants with dementia, carers and volunteers here.