London Marathon Events is new delivery partner for Royal Parks Half Marathon
The Royal Parks Half Marathon has named London Marathon Events as its new delivery partner.
The new five-year partnership follows a competitive tender process and will cover the 2023 to 2027 Royal Parks Half Marathons.
The Royal Parks Half is described as one of the UK's most scenic running races, giving people the opportunity to run through four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park, and Kensington Gardens.
The race also takes runners past London’s most iconic landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and the Houses of Parliament.
Since the race began in 2008, it has raised nearly £60m for more than 1,200 UK charities.
The Royal Parks Half also prides itself on its sustainable approach, which has seen the race implement several different initiatives, including the removal of plastic water bottles from the course.
Other environmentally-friendly approaches include a Plant-Based Food Village, created to encourage visitors to consider sustainable food choices.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director LME commented: “We share a mutual ambition with The Royal Parks to lead the way on event sustainability, charity fundraising and providing an unparalleled experience for the participants, supporters, sponsors and charities.
"The work done over the last 15 years to make this event so special has been wonderful and we look forward to helping take the event to the next level.”