The initial idea for the Half Marathon came about whilst team members from the Royal Parks Foundation and Limelight Sports were chatting over a cup of coffee towards the beginning of 2009. Almost exactly nine months later, the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon was born and 8,000 runners took to London’s streets and fabulous green spaces. The Half Marathon has gone from strength to strength, winning awards and critical acclaim along the way.
The Royal Parks Foundation Ultra, a 50km race starting in Hyde Park and finishing in the stunning Bushy Park, was created in 2012 to offer a ‘beyond the marathon’ challenge whilst still embodying the same extremely high standards of Half Marathon.
Craig Dews, Chief Executive, Limelight Sports Group, says:
Limelight Sports is proud to partner with the Royal Parks Foundation to deliver the Half Marathon and Ultra. Since their inception, in 2008 and 2012 respectively, both races have experienced ever increasing growth and popularity and we are looking forward to breaking new ground in the years to come with these iconic events".
About Limelight Sports
Limelight Sports is the UK’s leading engagement agency. The agency has created and delivered some of the most high profile, and most talked about sports participation experiences in the UK including the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, Sky Ride and Energizer Night Run. Limelight Sports also organises Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swimming challenge, and owns properties such as Boutique Sport, a women’s only fitness programme and London Duathlon, the world’s biggest duathlon.