If you have any questions that are not below please contact us and we will get back to you.
Saturday 15th September:
Sunday 16th September:
Members of British Athletics running clubs receive an additional £2 off enties.
Saturday Kids Mile & Sunday Family Mile:
*If the race is not sold out.
If you have requested to collect your race number we will advise you where in Richmond you can collect your race number the 7 days before the race.
Yes, Kew Gardens have kindly waivered any entrance fee in the morning, no tickets needed so runners can get the send off and finish they deserve. Cafes will be open for hot and cold beverages.
PLEASE NOTE: Friends and family need to be inside Kew Gardens before 8.40am otherwise they will have to pay the normal entry fee when the gates reopen to the general public.
As long as we still have public entries in the races you don't have to run for a charity. You can simply sign up and run for fun, however many runners choose to fundraise and be associated to a charity who supports you at every step. Once public entries sell out the only way you can get a place is to run for one of our charity partners.
If you already have your race place it is your decision if you want to fundraise. There are so many wonderful causes that need your help.
The Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon and Kew Gardens 10k all start on the Broadwalk in Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The only gate open to runners and spectators is via Elizabeth Gate Entrance, Kew Green, TW9 3AB.
The NIKE Kids’ Mile starts in the afternoon at the finish festival in Old Deer Park (next to Pools on the Park Leisure Centre, TW9 2SF).
There is limited parking around Kew Gardens and we encourage all runners to take public transport to the event.
Kew Gardens 10K - We do however have a limited number of all day car park spaces in Brentford Car Park near the entrance to the event. These cost £10 before the event or £15 on race day if spaces are still available.
The Kew Gardens 10k on the Saturday finishes inside Kew Gardens.
The Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon and NIKE KIDS' Mile races finish in a music festival a mile down the road in Old Deer Park (opposite the A316), Twickenham Road, TW9 2SF.
Click here to see our 2018 course maps.
All courses have been measured by Olympic Games measurer Hugh Jones on behalf Association of UK Course Measurers
The multi-terrain means that it is not valid for British or World records but the time can be used for London Marathon 'good for age' entry requirements. The reference number of our measured course is 12/0108.
Our event is ran under RUNBRITAIN rules and our event licence is 2016-26939.
Unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds or transfer places to next year. There are a large number of costs involved in staging an event of this scale, such as paying for staffing, infrastructure, road closures and medical cover, all of which aren’t recoverable. After 14 days of purchasing your entry you are unable to get a refund. We do not allow race transfers or deferrals. We have a strict policy for this and apologise if this means you can no longer run.
Due to size restrictions we can not transfer participants between races any of our races. A major reason for this is the amount of medals we order for the specific distances and do not want to run out!
Yes, it is our pledge to donate 10% of all race entries to local charities, however you can run for any cause of your choice. Once you have your place you can contact that charity direct.
No you do not have to fundraise. If you enter through a Public Entry place you do not have to fundraise, however many runners do and enjoy this experience.
If you need your race pack delivered to an alternative address to the one you registered with, you have until 25th August to let us know. Email email@example.com with your full name and new address. Once updated you will receive a confirmation email.
If you do not notify us before 25th August we can not stop your race pack being delivered to the address you provided when you registered. This means you will have to collect a spare pack on the day and occur a £5 charge.
Our friendly baggage team will be waiting for you opposite Palm House to collect your baggage. Once the race has begun they will transport your belongings safely to the finish in Old Deer Park where you can collect them after your run. Please provide your own bags.
We are using the same timing system (ipico) as the Virgin Money London Marathon uses so your results are in reliable hands. We hope to get the results out as soon as possible.
You need to place your chip on your shoe using the tags provided. For more info on this please click here.
You must return your timing chip to avoid a £5 fine. Please send your chips back to RUNFEST Ltd., Suite C, 8 The Causeway, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 OHE
Sorry, this goes against our health and safety regulations and breaks our public liability insurance. We are responsible for our registered runners only and require emergency information incase something happens.
We have a restricted time limit for the first 2 miles. You are requested to be able to run this in 30mins. This includes any entrants starting late so please do not be upset if we do not allow you to start if you turn up late.
The full Marathon has a further time restriction of 5 hours due to a time limit at Hampton Court Palace. We apologise for this inconvenience, this is the Palace’s rule that we must abide by.
Sadly no, this is due to the restricted size of paths.
The new Kew Gardens 10k is a fully road closed race running round the beautiful Kew Gardens.
Outside of Kew Gardens all paths and roads are open to the general public. Runners do not have right of way and should not expect priority treatment. Where runners meet roads we use license traffic marshals to take care of runners safety.
Kew Gardens 10k yes you can run with headphones.
For the Sunday events, Bone conduction headphones are the only earphones that are approved for use in road races under the UKA rules of competition.
The UKA rules of competition are clear that “in ear” headphones cannot be used in events where roads are open to traffic and UKA have confirmed that bone conducting headphones being “open ear” are approved for use by runners in all races as they do not sit in the ear.
For more information please see Runbritain website here.
Richmond 5K & Mile races- All grass in Old Deer Park
Kew Gardens 10K - All road apart from 100 metres of grass at the start and finish.
Half and Full Marathon - Mixed surfaces: road, towpath and grass. Please run with caution on the towpath as the underfoot is uneven. We will put caution signs out in particularly bad areas but please aware generally. This race is not a road race and runners are to expect uneven paths.
If there is rain before the event please expect puddles and mud especially along the towpath.
Q. Will there be pace makers?
Go to the Goddess of Victory Tent on the Sunday. Click here for more info.
Please contact us via our website or call our office and we will be able to assist you.