It is with great sadness that we have to announce the postponement of the Richmond Marathon and Half Marathon until Spring time in 2021 (Date TBC). We are planning to put on a socially distanced 10K inside Kew Gardens on the 12th/13th September. For more information, please click here.
We have been monitoring the ever-evolving situation around the Covid-19 pandemic and the latest government guidance day in, day out and we did everything we could. We have also hired expert data analysts, to try and put on the Marathon and Half events in a socially distanced way but unfortunately the structure of these races with them running outside of Kew Gardens, means we cannot socially distance these two events. Our overall priority is the safety and health of our runners, volunteers, staff, contractors and the local community.
We are currently awaiting final approval on the two 10K’s and as soon as we have this we will contact you immediately with a final update and the socially distanced measures we will be implementing.
Please click this link https://bit.ly/2OG8yfg to read our full statement which states all your options and information on what to do now.
Richmond Marathon: SPRING, 2021
Run through London's greenest borough including Kew Gardens, Richmond Bridge and Hampton Court Palace.
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 highlight being the majestic Hampton Court Palace!
2 hours 45, 3 hours, 3 hours 15, 3 hours 30, 3 hours 45, 4 hours, 4 hours 15, 4 hours 30, 4 hours 45, 5 hours.
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.
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.
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 8.15 am for the 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.