Richmond Marathon


11th September, 2022

"The Richmond Marathon finish was well organised with a great quality medal and lots of freebies and a t shirt. The event village at the finish was vibrant and full of atmosphere. An event that I would definitely do again." 

Run through London's greenest borough including Kew Gardens, Richmond Bridge and the Tow Path.

With three famous bridges, two Royal Palaces and one famous river this race has been described as "the Worlds most scenic Marathon! "Like the Richmond Half and Kew Gardens 10k, the RUNFEST Marathon starts inside Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The race will tour Richmond's greenest borough!

The Course Map

Richmond Marathon info

  • Next Richmond Marathon will be the 11th September. 
  • Affiliated price £TBC
  • The Orangery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The Orangery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. You MUST enter via Ferry Lane off Kew Green (next to Kew Green Preparatory School) TW9 3AF.
  • Race Start Time: 8.00am
  • Minimum age - 18 on day of race
  • Terrain: Multi-terrain.

Welcome to Londons Flattest Marathon Course! All on road and path inside Kew Gardens before running along the Thames Towpath. Please expect to run on flat path, road, gravel and grass during the 26.2 miles. The course is flat as a pancake.

  • 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:

Due to Covid-19 and social distancing, all runners will be given an arrival time to avoid congestion. Friends and family of runners might not be able to spectate inside Kew Gardens, however, all are welcome to enter Kew Gardens free of charge afterwards to make a day of it (this will be reviewed in February, closer to event weekend).

Please take weekend public transport timetables and delays into consideration. A limited number of prepaid parking is available from our shop. 

Water stations:

We have water stations at 3.75 miles, 7.09 miles, 9.95 miles, 12.27 miles, 15.5 miles, 17.84 miles, 20.18 miles, 22.37 miles, 24.36 miles.


Due to Covid, we gave all of our runners the option to defer. However, the deadline for this has now passed, and now that we have sold out of public places, we are no longer able to make any refunds, deferrals or transfers.

For this event to go ahead, we are having to pay for everything up front, this includes: race packs, chip timing, medical, medals, t-shirts, water, etc. We have incurred all costs for this event and are very much looking forward to finally welcoming our runners, its been a long time coming! 



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