Royal Parks Half Marathon 2022

Be a part of Team A4D on Sunday, 9th October 2022!

After our best ever Royal Parks Half Marathon last October, most of our 30 runners said they’d like to do it again, and many more who couldn’t join us that day, said they’d like to in 2022.  This year, we have taken 35 places.  We are now taking bookings and it’s first come, first served.  They may go quickly!

The run

The course takes 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.

Supporters’ experience

With more than half of the course actually within Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, there are plenty of opportunities for supporters to see runners pass by and cheer them on. They will be able to follow your progress on the Royal Parks Half app, available nearer the time from App Store or Google Play.  And there’s food, entertainment and a fantastic atmosphere at the Royal Parks Festival! 

About Arts 4 Dementia

A4D partners with arts venues to develop innovative, person-centred arts programmes to inspire people in the early stages of dementia and carers and help them live better for longer at home. A4D’s 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 900-plus workshop leaders we have trained to date are delivering arts opportunities to well over 17,000 people affected by dementia each year.  A4D focuses on what people can achieve – often very much more than they imagine.   We aim to give our participants the very best experience that we possibly can, in the most inspirational venues.  People affected by dementia looking for artistic stimulation can find opportunities on offer on this website, under Events.

  • Watch a video about our work and its impact on participants with dementia, carers and volunteers here
  • Read more about the route and our work on our page here

Sign up to run for us here.