"THE SHOW MUST GO ON!"
We have secured Kempton Park race course, another local venue that is completely flat and on private land for Saturday 29th May. This means we have a guaranteed solution for all our runners who have trained so hard and would like to do a Marathon in May as planned.
For those who would like to run the RUNFEST Kempton Park Marathon, we will be offering a free iTab to commemorate your Marathon achievement that will be posted to you after the race.
If you are current Richmond Marathon entrant and have received our FREE ENTRY code then please click on the button below. If you wish to transfer into this race please email us at email@example.com
Please expect to run on flat path, road, gravel during the 26.2 miles. The course is flat as a pancake and will be looped. We will be releasing the course soon.
Full professional cover in place throughout the course.
The entire course will be fully marshalled. Marshalls are volunteers so please say thanks to these amazing people!
A sweep Marshall will be present to assist athletes who do not complete the course and will be transported to the finish line.
Due to Covid-19 and social distancing, all runners will be given an arrival time to avoid congestion. We will be updating you very soon as to whether friends and family can spectate at Kempton.
Please take weekend public transport timetables and delays into consideration.
What are my travel options?
Transport arrangements to and from events are being carefully considered across all events in the Events Research Programme.
We are encouraging people to travel to the event by walking or cycling. Alternatively, there are options to travel by car or by train (only if absolutely necessary). For full details on these options, read on below.
No matter how you travel to the event you should follow the below safer travel guidance:
There will be a bike park area at the venue for you to safely leave your bike while you take part in the event.
Kempton Park is located on the A308 between Sunbury on Thames and Hampton Court, less than one mile from Junction 1 of the M3 via Junction 12 of the M25. If you are planning to drive to the event, please choose the entry option with a free car park permit.
Kempton Park Station is 200 yards from the North entrance of the racecourse. Trains run every half an hour direct from London Waterloo with a 40-minute journey time. Please note that, due to social distancing measures, the eight-carriage trains can only accommodate up to 150 passengers, so do not travel by train unless absolutely necessary.
I want to run with my friend who lives with me, how can we make sure we start at the same time?
Start waves will be carefully allocated based on predicted time. While we cannot guarantee two runners will be in the same start wave, entering the same race and giving the same predicted time will increase your chances.
What is the course like?
The course is a fast, flat route with a few turns on hard-packed paths.
Will there be somewhere to leave bags on the day?
Yes, you will be able to leave small bags in our baggage area on Event Day, however this is likely to be very busy so we would encourage you to leave items with one of your supporters if possible. You will need your phone to access the event, so please plan to run with it if possible.
What happens if I do not receive my race pack prior to the event?
If you do not receive your race pack before the event, you will be able to collect a replacement pack from one of our Info Points on Event Day. We’ll email all runners further details on this in the week before the event.
Will there be results?
Yes, there will be results published within 12 hours of the completion of the event. Please come back to this website.