RBC Race for the Kids
Sat 12 Oct 2024 London, UK

RBC Race for the Kids

Take on a 5K in the beautiful setting of Hyde Park. Run, jog, walk or wheel your way around the course, at an event open to all ages, with an eco-medal and superb festival atmosphere at the finish!

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  • Sat 12 Oct 2024
Hyde Park, London

RBC Race for the Kids

08:30

FREE-£25

All ages

  • 5 km road running

Overview

Join Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity's (GOSH Charity) family festival and 5K fun run, RBC Race for the Kids!

Walk, jog, wheel, or scoot 5K with your family and join the race to help beat childhood cancer. Furry friends are welcome too!

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day of music, entertainment, food, games, face painting and much more.

There's no minimum fundraising pledge but all the money raised will go towards building the new Children's Cancer Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Highlights

  • Beautiful parkland

    Take on a hugely fun challenge in Hyde Park, one of London's eight Royal Parks.

  • Superb atmosphere

    A festival atmosphere, with live music and cheering supporters.

  • Wonderful medal

    Claim your medal as you cross the finish line.

  • Supported race

    First aid support along the route

  • Accessible to all

    An accessible course, open to pushchairs and wheelchair users.

  • Low fees

    There's no sponsorship target - you simply raise as much as you can for Great Ormond Street Hospital - easy!

Join GOSH for an exciting family day out at RBC Race for the Kids!

Event video

  • Dogs allowed
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Virtual option

Timetable

  • 09:30 | Warm up begins
  • 10:00 | Race begins
  • Entertainment throughout the day including climbing wall, crazy golf, bubble artist and bungee trampolines
  • 14:00 | Event closes

On the day

Set among the autumn leaves of Hyde Park, the family festival and 5k fun run is the perfect day out for all ages and abilities. There will be live entertainment, including performances from the Spirit Young Performers Company and the team at Butlin’s. There will also be an eclectic mix of fabulous family activities and even a few famous faces. And what’s more, kids go free!

Teams

You can take part in a team or individually. Entering as a team is a fun way to get involved. Why not get some friendly competition going? Make sure that all children are registered. 

A global event

RBC Race for the Kids is part of a series of over 30 events taking place around the world, offering a family-centric 5K in superb surroundings with the London event raising money for GOSH Charity.

Virtual option

Can’t make it to Hyde Park in October? Don’t miss out, take part in your local area by joining the RBC Race for the Kids at Home!

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Park
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Hyde Park
London
Greater London
UK

  • 1 lap
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations

The course is five kilometres, which is approximately three miles. Participants can walk, run, jog, wheel or push a pushchair around the course while they take in views of London's iconic Hyde Park.

  • Public transport links

This event will be the greenest one yet!

GOSH is trying to make this year’s RBC Race for the Kids event the greenest one yet and are introducing various changes to help achieve this.

When crossing the finish line, participants will be rewarded with wooden medals which have been sourced sustainably and can be recycled afterwards. There are no plastic bottles on site and people are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles and to use the water bowsers on site.

To prevent unnecessary waste, event information will not be printed and will all be sent to participants electronically instead. Virtual goody bags instead of physical ones will be handed out at the end of the race.

  • Eco goody bag
  • Eco medal

Included

  • Race pack including race day t-shirt (by post)
  • Medal on completion of the event
  • Virtual goody bag
  • Family festival
  • Live entertainment
  • Family activities
  • Famous faces at the event!

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Raise as much as you can!

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSH Charity) asks that everyone taking part in RBC Race for the Kids raises as much as they can to help build the new Children's Cancer Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). When you sign up, a Funraisin’ page will be automatically set up for you.

THE CHILDREN'S CANCER CENTRE
Every week, around five children in the UK lose their lives to cancer. GOSH cares for children with the hardest to treat cancers.
Pioneering research is underway to find the most effective treatments and cures, which give hope to children and their families. But these advances have outstripped GOSH's current cancer care facilities, and the hospital needs a new home to create breakthrough therapies which will benefit children all over the world.
A place designed with the needs of children at its heart. A place that will support every aspect of care, from diagnosis to remission and beyond. That home will be the new Children's Cancer Centre at GOSH.
The money raised from RBC Race for the Kids 2023 will help build a new world-class centre that will treat the child, not just their disease. A gateway for children to go on to better futures, why they will not only survive, but flourish. 
Together we can build it, together we can help beat childhood cancer.

Fundraising tips

Follow these tips below to help reach your fundraising target:

  • Set a fundraising target. £150 is the recommended target which you can increase if you reach your target early.
  • Personalise your page. Share your story and why you are taking part in RBC Race for the Kids and fundraising for GOSH Charity.
  • Share the link to your fundraising page with friends, family, and colleagues on WhatsApp, email and/or on your social media channels.
  • Make it a team effort. Invite people to your team and enjoy fundraising together.

GOSH Charity

All the funds raised will go towards the development of cancer care at Great Ormond Street Hospital. In the event that costs change, or the needs of the hospital or patients change, GOSH reserves the right to redirect funds for use against the hospital’s most urgent needs.

  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
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Children aged 15 or under go free.

All children must be registered.

2024 details and fees are to be confirmed.

Register your interest in the 2024 event today!

Entry fees

Entry fee

£21.50

Entry fee

£25.00

Junior entry fee

£0.00