Windsor half marathon
Taking place every September, The Prince Philip Trust Fund is a Founding Charity for the Windsor Half Marathon having been involved since the event began in 1982.
Described as the UK’s most picturesque half marathon, the race takes place in the magnificent surroundings of Windsor Great Park.
The Windsor Half Marathon has grown in popularity every year. On 24 September 2017, over 4,700 runners took part in the half marathon itself, as well as runners in the Sprite Sprint for 5-9 year olds and the Glynn Shefford Memorial Run – a 2.5km run for those aged 10 and over and The Women’s 10k.
For more than 25 years, the race has been a supporter and major donor to The Prince Philip Trust Fund, with the event donations to date totalling over £450,000. This contribution has enabled the Board of Trustees, chaired by HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, to re-invest these funds back to good causes and other charities across the Royal Borough.
Race director Peter Hier said: “The Windsor Running Festival is first and foremost a community event, and so it is important to us that we help and support the borough through fundraising and donation.
“For many years we have supported the fantastic work of The Prince Philip Trust Fund as they grant vital funds to well-deserved causes across the local area.
“Many of our runners come from the local area and it means something to them when they can see first-hand, in the place they live, what the race can give back to incredible causes and projects on their doorstep.”
Preparations are already underway for the 2018 event on 30 September, and by entering the Windsor Half Marathon you will be supporting the work of The Prince Philip Trust Fund to help more good causes across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Details of how to enter can be found here.