Places in the Royal Parks Half Marathon

Support Invest in ME Research

Invest in ME Research have secured three places in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 8th October 2017.

This will be a great opportunity for the charity to raise awareness of its strategy of funding high-quality biomedical research and the development of a UK/European Centre of Excellence for ME - and raise awareness of the need for biomedical research into this disease.

This Royal Parks Half Marathon route winds through four Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and The Green Park) in all their autumnal splendour.

There are 16000 runners in the marathon.

The course is 13.1 miles (21 km) long.

The route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

IiMER Charity Places

We would love to have you on the team for this year' s Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon.

There is no registration fee as the charity is covering that cost.

To apply, simply contact us with title ‘Royal Parks Half Marathon’ and complete our online application form.

Your Own Place

If you have been successful in securing a place in the public ballot, we'd love to have you on our team - simply simply contact us with title ‘Royal Parks Half Marathon - Own Place’ . There’s no minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can!

Whichever way you choose to join IiMER, we will support you with:

  • Our support via social media.
  • Your free Invest in ME Research technical running vest or t-shirt.
  • Wristbands to aid in raising awareness.
  • Newsletters to keep you up to date with IiMER's news and activities and news of your run.
  • And of course... the thanks from the IiMER supporters.

Most importantly your efforts will help ensure all funds will go to supporting, promoting or funding biomedical research into ME.

All those involved with Invest in ME Research are unpaid, volunteers - there are no huge salaries in the charity, or salaries of any kind.

Please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions below before signing up.

You must be 18 or over on the day of the event in order to run.

Why run for Invest in ME Research?

About Us

Invest in ME Research (IiMER) was set up with the objective of making a change in how ME was perceived and treated in the media, by health departments and by healthcare professionals. We concentrate on three key areas to concentrate our efforts on - funding for biomedical research, education and lobbying. Our aim is to find, fund and facilitate biomedical research into ME.

Invest in ME Research have been working to establish an international strategy of biomedical research into ME and a UK and European Centre of Excellence for biomedical research into ME.
Help us make ME an illness which is properly understood and where high-quality biomedical research into ME is performed allowing treatments and cures to be found.

Terms and conditions

By registering for a charity place with Invest in ME Research you are agreeing to be contacted by email, phone and mail in regards to the specific event you have registered for.

To secure an Invest in ME Research guaranteed charity place you must commit to raise the sponsorship pledge outlined for the specific event (excluding Gift Aid and any employer Matched Giving) by 6 weeks after the event has taken place.

We aim to notify successful applicants as soon as possible after receiving your application.

If your application is not immediately successful we will keep a waiting list and inform you if a place becomes available.

If required by the event organiser, you are personally responsible for registering on the event console.

Failure to do so will mean you will be unable to take part.

We will inform you well in advance if this is necessary.

When fundraising, you must act lawfully and follow the fundraising guidelines given by Invest in ME Research - click here.

We ask fundraisers not to do anything that may harm the reputation of Invest in ME Research or act in a manner contrary to our values and ethos.

Any participant with a medical condition or unsure of their physical ability to take part in the Event is advised to take medical advice from their general practitioner prior to the Event.

If you have to withdraw due to injury or illness prior to the race, please notify Invest in ME Research immediately, as we may be able to re-allocate your place to someone on our waiting list.

Any money raised will be retained as a donation towards Invest in ME Research.

All correspondence regarding this application should be directed to Invest in ME Research at

Last Update 20/07/2017