Run the Royal Parks Half Marathon!

by | Jan 11, 2017

On Sunday 8th October, the streets of central London will be filled with people as they take on the 2017 Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. Celebrating it’s 10th year, the 13.1 mile challenge will explore four of the eight London Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Findacure are pleased to announce that we have places available for 10 lucky runners! All we ask for is a £25 registration fee to secure your place (saving you £30 off an individual ballot entry!) and a commitment to raising £350. As an extra incentive, we are excited to offer one of our running vests for free, to everyone who reaches their fundraising target.

If you would like to be a part of Findacure’s 2017 Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon team, get in touch with our Events Officer, Mary Rose at

This is a sell out event every year, so don’t wait!


Why run for Findacure?

We would love for you to be part of Team Findacure! We are a small charity, based in Cambridge, and really value all the hard work and effort our fundraisers put in. Every pound really does make a difference to the work we do in the rare disease community.

Although 3.5 million people in the UK live with a rare disease, many face isolation and have little hope for a treatment. Only half of the 7000 rare diseases have a patient support group set up in the UK, and only 400 of them have a licensed treatment. Because patient populations are so small, there is very little incentive or funding for researching them.

Findacure is a fantastic charity that is building the rare disease community by helping patient support groups to establish or grow. We have also launched our own non-profit drug repurposing project, which aims to bring treatments to patients much faster and cheaper than novel drug discovery. This is in the hope that fewer patients have to face the isolation, devastation and pain that rare diseases all too often inflict.