Ballot open for the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

The official ballot for the iconic Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon was opened today. To mark the occasion a pack of giant squirrels scurried around the capital's iconic landmarks.

Sara Lom, Chief Executive of the Royal Parks Foundation, the charity behind the race, said:

"The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon races through four of London’s amazing Royal Parks, and has raised more than £15million for around 400 charities all over the UK since it began in 2008. This year’s field is set to be the largest ever with 16,000 runners from around Britain and more than 30 countries across the world taking part."

The event also holds a longer endurance challenge, the Royal Parks Foundation Ultra, a 50K ultra marathon

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon ballot is open from 28 January until 5pm Wednesday 6 February. For more info and to enter, visit:

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