The Royal Parks Half Marathon - Join #TeamPET!

11 Oct 2015

Prisoners’ Education Trust is proud to announce that we are taking part in this year’s Royal Parks Half Marathon and we want you to get involved.

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the UK’s most scenic and picturesque city races in the world, which attracts over 16,000 runners and although PET has no more places left for runners, we'd still like your support.

PET runner at London marathonThe 13.1 mile route starts in Hyde Park and follows beautiful scenery across Green Park, St James Park, the Houses of Parliament, and Victoria Embankment. As well as enjoying the amazing atmosphere, by donating, fundraising or cheering on our runners you are helping to support PET’s vital work providing educational opportunities for men and women in prison.

Education has the power to enrich, change and develop people throughout their lives. PET provides access to a broad range of distance learning opportunities and related advice services, to enable prisoners to lead more fulfilling lives and to contribute positively to society; our work is proven by the Ministry of Justice to reduce reoffending. Your support will help PET to work with over 2,000 prisoners, giving them advice and providing courses in subjects and at levels not otherwise available in prison. You will also support our work to influence policy and practice so that education provision for prisoners is the best it can be, now and in the future. As one of our learners, Chris, said recently:

“What you do for prisoners is amazing. It gives us a chance to better our lives and feel like we can add to society.”


All our places are now taken but you can support #TeamPET by raising the funds needed to offer every prisoner the opportunity to benefit from education. Click to Donate.

Already have a Place?

Already have your own place? You can still join #TeamPET! Simply email and we can help you raise funds and give you some top training tips! Your support would be amazing!

Cheer Squad

Not taking part in the run? Why not come out and join our Cheer Squad and give our runners the huge cheer they will need to race to the finish line. If you are interested simply email and join us on the day to cheer, shout and make a racket for #TeamPET.

Join our Waiting List

We're keen to offer our supporters more running places next year so if you would like to do a challenge for us please register your interest by joining our waiting list to take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon and other races in 2016.