Richmond Half Marathon

Richmond Half Marathon: 13th September, 2020


"By far my best half marathon, fantastic quality race, great location and the overall event was very well organised. The medals and t shirts are amazing".

Welcome to London's most exclusive half marathon!

Run London's most exclusive race! The only time you can ever run in the World Heritage Site - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew! Great medal, great goody bag, NIKE tech tee, music festival finish and a free beer!

The race will take runners on a scenic tour of Richmond, one of London's most appealing areas. It starts at Kew Botanical Gardens and finishes at Old Deer Park, via a scenic tour of Richmond Riverside and Ham House. 

Half Marathon Map

Richmond Half Marathon info

  • Affiliated price: £39
  • The Orangery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. You MUST enter via Elizabeth Gate Entrance, Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB.
  • Race Start Time: 8.55am (first wave)
  • Half Marathon pacers and predicted finishing times:

1 hour 30, 1 hour 45, 2 hours, 2 hours 15, 2 hours 30.

  • Minimum age - 17 on day of race
  • Terrain: Multi-terrain

 The half marathon is a mixed terrain course but thames path improvements means this will be faster and less bumpy than in previous years. Please be aware of your footing. This is not a road closed event but it is flat as a pancake. No excuses for a personal best!

  • First Aid:

Full professional cover in place throughout the course.

  • Marshalls:

The entire course will be fully marshalled. Marshalls are volunteers so please say thanks to these amazing people!

  • Sweep Marshalls:

A sweep Marshall will be present to assist athletes who do not complete the course and will be transported to the finish line.

  • Race Day Timings:

We strongly advise all runners, regardless of which race you are competing in, to arrive more than 1 hour before your race. Any late comers who arrive after 9.15 am for the Half Marathon will be denied entry and will not be able to take part in the race. Friends and family who arrive late will have to pay a normal Kew Gardens ticket (visit Kew Gardens website for prices).

Please take weekend public transport timetables and delays into consideration. There are facilities in Kew Gardens serving hot drinks and food so come early and enjoy the surroundings before your run.

Water stations:

We have water stations at 3.75 miles, 7.09 miles, 10 miles, and at the finish our hydration partner Lucozade Sport will hydrate you with their new FitWater. This purified spring water contains 4 key electrolytes with zero calories.

With special thanks to Lucozade Sport, our Official Sports Drink Partner, we have the following Lucozade Sport fuel stations:


  • In the half marathon, Lucozade Sport will be available at 7.09 miles, 12.27 miles.
  • On-course support will be 380ml bottles of Lucozade Sport Orange and at the finish you will be rewarded with 500ml bottles of Lucozade Sport Mixed Flavours (Raspberry, Brazilian Guava, Mango and Passion Fruit and Caribbean Cruch).

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