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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Join Team NASS for the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 9 October 2022, and help us win the race against axial SpA!

Axial SpA is an inflammatory disease of the spine and joints. It’s invisible and leaves people feeling powerless, in increasing pain and extreme exhaustion. It’s progressive, so every year that passes without treatment can lead to more serious damage. If left untreated, it can freeze the spine and permanently fuse bones.  It’s a race to stop its progress. 

This half marathon is truly a run to remember. This 13.1-mile route takes you past some of London’s world-famous landmarks and four of the capital’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Event information:

Date: Sunday 9 October 2022
Location: Start and finish in Hyde Park, London
Distance: 13.1 miles
Registration fee*: £25
Minimum sponsorship pledge*: £350

*Registration fee and minimum sponsorship are for a guaranteed charity place. If you have your own place to run through the ballot, there are no minimum sponsorship targets, but you still get all the same great support

Join #TeamNASS and receive:

  • NASS running vest to wear on the big day
  • Fundraising pack and fundraising support to help you achieve your sponsorship target
  • Pre-run meet and greet (social distancing permitting!)

Plus, you’ll be joining an incredible community of people helping us provide specialist support, advice and the most up-to-date information to empower everyone living with axial SpA to manage their condition.

Register today

Register online using the form below, and reserve your place on the start line with #TeamNASS! If you are lucky to secure your own place through the public ballot, we would love to welcome you to the team.

Please visit The Royal Parks Half Marathon website for more details about the race, or contact Laura Hyde at if you have any questions.

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2022

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    If you would like a guaranteed charity entry place with #TeamNASS we ask that you make a donation of £25 to secure your place, and then pledge to raise £350 to support our work. If you have your own place you can join #TeamNASS for free and you can set your own fundraising target.
    Whilst fundraising in aid of NASS I will behave appropriately and respectfully. I will pay all funds raised to NASS no later than 1 month after the event. Due to Covid-19, I agree to respect and strictly follow government guidelines around outdoor exercise whilst walking and maintain social distancing measures to ensure the safety of all people.

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