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Run the Royal Parks half marathon

9 October 2022

Take on a new challenge whilst raising vital funds for the RCN Foundation

Take part in a 13.1-mile half marathon through four of London's Royal Parks on Sunday 9 October to raise money for nurses, midwives and health care support workers in the UK.

The route of this half marathon is spectacular, taking you past many world-famous landmarks and through Hyde Park, Green Park, St James's Park, and Kensington Gardens.

Our fantastic fundraising team will support you in achieving your goals, and every penny you raise will go towards supporting nurses, midwives and health care support workers across the UK.

Funds raised for the RCN Foundation go into hardship grants for health care workers experiencing financial difficulties, and education grants that enable the nursing and midwifery teams to deliver the best possible patient care.

To secure your place email rcnfoundation@rcn.org.uk.

Peter Huxley, one of our runners in 2021, tells us why he ran for the Foundation

Peter Huxley Image

"I work as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Salford Royal Hospital part of the Northern Care Alliance. I have been a qualified nurse for 21 years now and have loved every minute of my career, but have also seen the hardships that nurses have fallen on over the course of the last two years.

"I am delighted to have raised money for the RCN Foundation who are there to support every member of the nursing and midwifery team who need help.

"I ran for my colleagues, friends, and for my boys (aged 6 and 10), to show them that you can do anything you put your mind to. I loved the race, I truly did. It's been an absolute pleasure."