If you want to run for a charity marathon you can’t get much more scenic than running through the Royals parks in London.
Described as one of the most beautiful city marathon runs in the world, the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2013 will starts in Hyde Park later on this year with around 16,000 people at the start line.
The marathon is over a 13.1 mile (21km) route that also includes stunning parks such as Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and Green Park.
The area is known as the green lung of London and the parks are part of a set of eight given special Royal status.
A popular tourist part of west London the parks provide tranquil settings to escape the hubbub of the busy streets nearby.
Running is still on everyone’s mind since London’s highly successful Olympic Games last summer and getting a place on the marathon has again been tough with its obvious popularity.
The people that will be running will therefore put all their efforts into the race so it will be a treat for anyone to watch.
As a spectator you will obviously be engaged by the runners but the wonderful sights of the capital are also a reason to follow the participants around the course. Some excellent landmarks include the beautiful Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert Hall.
This award-winning event was first run in 2008 and year on year it has built up a steady stream of excited fans along the route. It will be held on the 6th of October when visitors will get to sample the rustic beauty of London parks during autumn.
Watch and cheer the competitors in the great Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for a fantastic day out in London for all the family.