The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon

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Celebrate Richmond RunFest's 10th Anniversary by taking part in this scenic event set in Richmond. Starting at Kew Gardens runners will pass a variety of historical assets including Ham House, Richmond Green and The Pagoda. End with a festival finish with live music and cheers from the crowd.
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Half Marathon and Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 9 Oct 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
The Orangery, Royal Botanic Gardens, London TW9 3AB, UK
Start times
Sun, 9 Oct 2022
Half Marathon:
8:55am |
Marathon:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£38.00 - £50.00
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£44.50 - £56.50
Route information
Welcome to the famous Richmond RUNFEST. Both routes will start at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with runners passing a variety of stunning architecture and scenery along the way. Runners will catch sight of Kew Gardens very own The Pagoda, a tall building of Chinoiserie style. The course then passes the striking Syon House and then over Richmond Lock. Here the terrain changes from natural paths to the Thames towpath, while still remaining incredibly flat.
The course will end with a fantastic festival finish with live music in Old Deer Park.
Both courses are incredibly flat meaning runners can spend less energy on climbing hills and sweeping descents, and more effort on appreciating the surrounding sights and scenery.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Goody bag
  • Tech tee
  • Music festival finish
  • Professionally measured and certified route
  • Way-marked route
  • Marshalled course
  • Sweep marshals
  • Friendly volunteers
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
The Orangery, Royal Botanic Gardens, London TW9 3AB, UK
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Parking
There is a car park at Old Deer Park, which is the finish point for both races. It may be best to park here and walk up towards the start point.
By Tube
Kew Gardens underground station is a short 4 minute walk from the main entrance to Kew Gardens.
Event day logistics
08:00 Marathon starts
08:55 Half Marathon starts
*RunFest advise all runners, regardless of which race they are competing in, to arrive more than 1 hour before the start of their race. Friends and family who arrive late (after 08:30am) will have to pay a normal Kew Gardens ticket.
Age Restrictions
  • Half Marathon: Participants must be 17 years of age and older to enter
  • Marathon: Participants must 18 years of age and older to enter
Race Pack
All UK race packs will be posted via 2nd class post two weeks before the race. You should expect to receive this in the final week [5th-9th September].
Water Stations
There will be water stations at the following distance points. The first four stations will only be applicable to those competing in the Half Marathon.
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Richmond RunFest
Our aim is to organise fun local events involving the whole family and the local community. You will see that we wish to include everything that is great about the Borough of Richmond and share this beautiful place with the world.
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FAQs
Where is the start point for The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon?
The start point for this event is The Orangery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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Where does the The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon end?
The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon will end at Old Deer Park.
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Are there any age restrictions for The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon?
Yes, you must be 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon and 18 and older to enter the Marathon.
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Reviews
4.5
30 reviews
mackvine
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4.0
Did the race in 2022
Overall the event was well organised. The path along the river was dangerous. Many runners had a fall- Marshals could have been placed to make runners aware or some form of plan to avoid this known risk.
dan
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2.7
Did the race in 2022
To be honest no, the worst of it being having to walk 2 miles to get the car after doing the marathon wasn't the greatest
nicholas
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Very well organised and beautiful weather too!
andrzej
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Not much cheering during the race. I regretted not having my headsets with music. Kew route is has too much turns and start and finish in different places making it difficult choice where to park the car. Over than that wonderful course along the river and very good organization and a beautiful medal and post race package
rob
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Great course due to the views and flat terrain, but don’t think it was value for money and support was low
rob
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Great course due to the views and terrain, but thought the event wasn’t value for money and the crowds were low in terms of support
frankie
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Beautiful route, very well organised but could have done with more music stations and more spectators for a better atmosphere!
mariusz
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
I heartily recommend this race to all fans of running great organization great atmosphere wonderful volunteer nothing but take part I recommend
sophie
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Marshals were brilliant, organising brilliant & party at the end brilliant!! Highly recommend
andrew
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Absolutely brilliant. My wife and I 1st and it was a brilliant experience and amazingly organised.
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