The weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of our triumphant #TeamSSC as 55 runners donned their trainers to hit the sodden route of the Royal Parks Half Marathon, raising £25,000 and counting for Shooting Star Chase.Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018

Voted by Runner’s World readers as the “Best New Race of the Decade”, the Royal Parks Half Marathon takes participants through central London, past world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and through four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Despite the challenging conditions, our runners braved the elements and were given an extra warming cheer, wave and encouragement for the final few miles as they passed our Challenge Team and Volunteers at mile 11.

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018

Upon completing the epic challenge they were treated to a well deserved post-race leg massage and congratulations by family and friends.

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018

Loren Cleaver, Challenge Events Fundraiser said, “Although it was less than ideal weather conditions, that certainly didn’t effect our amazing team of runners or the electric atmosphere of the day! It was great to see our runners, including some in fantastic costumes – (Captain Caveman!) smiling their way through the route and for raising such a huge amount of money! Everyone who takes part in any challenge in support of Shooting Star Chase make such a difference to children with life-limiting conditions, and their families – and we can’t thank them enough!”

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018

Fancy taking on a challenge yourself – check out our Challenge Events page to see how you could help make every moment count.