Race Info

Welcome Runners to London's most exclusive race, the Richmond RunFest!



Saturday 15th September 2018
  • Kew Gardens 10k (All inside Kew Gardens) 
  • Richmond 5K: The Pirate Run (Old Deer Park)
  • Kids' Mile Races (Old Deer Park)
Sunday 16th September 2018
  • Richmond Marathon and Half Marathon  (Starts at Kew Gardens, finishes Old Deer Park)
  • NIKE Family Funrun (Old Deer Park)



Kew Gardens 10k Race Start 

The Orangery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. You MUST enter via Elizabeth Gate Entrance, Kew Green, TW9 3AB.

Race Start Time: 8.30am 


Richmond 5k: Pirate Run

Old Deer Park (next to Pools on the Park Leisure Centre), Twickenham Rd, Richmond TW9 2SF. Click here

Registration Opens: 11:00am

The 5k Pirate Run is a loop of Old Deer Park starting at 12:30pm. The course is all on grass and the Pirate themed cheer points will keep the fun going until the finish where every finisher gets a great medal and Nike tee!


Kids' Miles races Start and Finish Location

Old Deer Park (next to Pools on the Park Leisure Centre), Twickenham Rd, Richmond TW9 2SF. Click here

Registration Opens: 11:30am

The Kids races are staggered throughout the afternoon and will run from 2pm - 4.30pm. Race times will be emailed to all participants prior to the race.



Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon Race Start location

The Broadwalk, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. You MUST enter via Elizabeth Gate Entrance, Kew Green, TW9 3AB

Richmond Marathon Start Time: First wave at 8am
Richmond Half Marathon Start Time: First wave at 8.55am



Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon Race Finish Location 

Both the Marathon and Half finish a mile from Kew Gardens in Old Deer Park (next to Pools on the Park Leisure Centre), Twickenham Rd, Richmond TW9 2SF. Your bags will be safely transported to the finish.




Full Marathon: minimun age - 18 on day of race

Half Marathon: minimum age - 17 on day of race

10km: minimum age - 15 on day of race

5km: minimum age - 13 on day of race

Nike Kids races: ages 5-15 years on day of race


Full Marathon pacers and predicted finishing times:

3.10 hrs, 3.30 hrs, 4hrs, 4.30hrs, 4.45 hrs, 5hrs


Half Marathon pacers and predicted finishing times:

1.30 hrs, 1.45 hrs, 2 hrs, 2.15 hrs, 2.30 hrs


10km pacers and predicted finishing times:

40 mins, 45 mins, 50 mins, 55 mins, 60 mins, 65 mins, 70 mins


5km - no pacers, no restrictions!

Although the 5km is chip-timed, it is a fun run for all abilities whether you have a sub 24 minute Parkrun PB or just want to walk it!




Kew Gardens 10K: All on road and path inside Kew Gardens. Flat and fast!

Half and full marathon: Mixed surfaces: road, towpath and grass. Flat and fast!

Course is NOT hilly! Woohoo!



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 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 10k, there will be a water station at 4.6 miles. Lucozade Sport will be waiting for you at the finish.
  • In the half marathon, Lucozade Sport will be available at 7.09 miles, 12.27 miles.
  • In the marathon, Lucozade Sport will be available at 7.09 miles, 12.27 miles, 17.84 miles, 24.36 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).


First Aid:

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!


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.




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 8.40 am for the 10k and 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.

Parking is unavailable at Kew Gardens and we strongly advise participants to travel to Kew Gardens via public transport. If you are driving, we suggest you park in Richmond and travel to the start via public transport (bus/ train) or on foot.

Suggested car park is next to Richmond Station

NCP car park - Richmond Station, Drummond Place, Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 1DN 






Richmond Fitness Expo and Music Festival in Old Deer Park

The finish line festival in Old Deer Park will open at 9 am for friends and family wanting a prime finish line spot and our stalls will commence sales at 9.00am.

Your Richmond RUNFEST medal, NIKE technical t-shirt and free beer will be proudly given to you after the race. The festival stalls will be manned by a variety of local businesses and retailers to entice the whole family.

Please see our Richmond Fitness Expo page for more information.



A community event like this cannot happen without lots of volunteers. If any friends or family members want to get involved in the race they will receive a NIKE T-shirt, a free beer and a burger. Click here to sign up.




Start Time: 8:00am

Half Marathon

Start Time: 8:50am

Kew Gardens 10k

Start Time: 8:30am

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