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Royal Borough of Kingston Spring Raceday

Sun 31st Mar 2019
Kingston upon Thames, UK

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Gear up for summer with the Royal Borough of Kingston Spring Raceday 8 and 16 mile races. New and competitive runners alike will relish the opportunity to run along the Thames to the spectacular Hampton Court Palace. Come for the bespoke finisher's medal just a little bit of royal history.

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Its back! Kingstons famous Spring running event with twin runs over 8 and 16 miles.

Quicksilver Running, organisers of the Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon are re-introducing the two classic breakfast run distances in Spring 2019. The new Royal Borough of Kingston Spring Raceday takes place on Sunday March 31st with runners completing either one or two laps of the famous Kingston Loop.

The 16 mile race is ideally paced for Marathon training, falling just 4 weeks before the London Marathon and 2 weeks prior to Brighton. The 8 mile is a great introduction to racing over long distances or a shorter distance for those getting ready for 2019 who havent been training heavily over the winter or are recovering from injury.

Distances in this event

  1. 16 Miles Run

    Run 16mi
    Sun 31st Mar 2019
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  2. 8 Miles Run

    Run 8mi
    Sun 31st Mar 2019
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Course Details

16 Miles/ 8 Miles:

Starting in the famous Ancient Market Place, runners will cross over the Thames on Kingston Bridge before heading alongside the Thames towards the magnificent Hampton Court Palace. Runners then travel through Thames Ditton before heading back towards Kingston for the classic marketplace Finish.

There are not many races at 8 miles and 16 miles but both have proved extremely popular in Kingston over the last thirty years. The 8 miles is long enough to count as a distance race and is a good run for beginners or those recovering from injury or a lay off. It also proves an ideal stepping stone for those wishing to run 10 miles or conquer a Half Marathon. The 16 mile race offers the opportunity to check out your fitness levels over the longer distance, ideal for marathon training or a long race in its own right. If your schedule calls for 18 or 20 miles, run out to the one or 2 mile points before or after the race to make up the additional distance.

Gun and chip timing so you will get your personal time exact even if it takes a few minutes to cross the line at the start.

  • The local parking for a £5 all day pass for runners
  • The start is only 5 minutes from Kingston Train Station which provides regular services from and to London. Many buses terminate or pass through Kingston central. Bike racks in the town are readily available.
  • Special bespoke design medal – It’s big, its heavy, you will want to wear it!
  • Fruit and water at the Finish. Kingston market traders and local cafes also give you a wide range of options for a post race snack or meal!
  • Baggage no problem with secure baggage drop and retrieval in place.
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Reviews (2)

4.4 out of 5 stars

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  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 8 Miles Run in 2019

    Superbly well organised and a fantastic, scenic course. Event was extremely well signed and lots of marshalls. Great day. Loved it.
  • Did the 8 Miles Run in 2019

    Glad to see this race back on the calendar but rather confused about the exact distance Start to Finish as before the Finish there was an 8 mile sign but one or two minutes running still to do. Cannot find anything on the site about the precise distance. Would be good to have this clarified.

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    Paul R24th Feb
    What time does the 16mile race start?


    Steph E25th Feb
    Hi there. Just to let you know that the race starts at 8am. All the best!

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