The UK Royal Parks Half Marathon has announced it will be launching a Plant-Based Food Village presented by meat-free brand Quorn.
The village will feature at the event’s Food and Fitness Festival, set to take place on Sunday 9 October. The Royal Parks Half Marathon leads participants through four of London’s eight Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.
Mycoprotein maker Quorn has signed a deal to become the half marathon’s official Sustainable Protein Partner, and the Plant-Based Food Village will feature a selection of stalls selling Quorn products.
“We’re very excited to launch our Plant-Based Food Village, presented by Quorn, at this year’s event. We want runners to explore plant-based options as a healthy, sustainable lifestyle choice that takes care of the planet around them,” said Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events at The Royal Parks.
“We’re so excited to provide runners with an afternoon of great food and enjoyable activities, following an unforgettable running experience through one of the most famous cities on earth.”
Gill Riley, Marketing Director at Quorn Foods, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Royal Parks Half Marathon this year and support the first ever Plant-Based Food Village.
“It’s now more important than ever that shoppers make more sustainable food choices, so we can’t wait to share our delicious Quorn products with the runners and spectators to show them just how easy and tasty these choices can be.
“As well as being a great source of protein, all our products contain our super-protein Quorn mycoprotein, which is naturally high in protein and fibre, low in saturated fat and has a lower environmental impact than some animal proteins. The carbon footprint of Quorn’s mycoprotein is at least 35 times lower than beef mince and its water footprint is at least 16 times lower than pork – making it a great choice for runners and the planet alike.”