The Richmond Christmas 10k & 5k


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Earn your Christmas pudding as you speed around Richmond Park in this mixed 5k and 10k event. Great for runners of all stripes, this undulating course will take you across the walkways and tracks within the park. Come for the chance to clock a late season PB or for the great festive atmosphere.
5k, and 10k
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Sun, 11 Dec 2022
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Sheen Gate, Richmond, UK
Start times
Sun, 11 Dec 2022
10:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Richmond Christmas 10k & 5k
£16.00 - £18.00
£20.00 - £22.00
Route information
The route will take you throughout one of London's most impressive green-spaces and along the park's internal paths and trails. Undulating in nature, this mixed terrain race remains a quick one and also passes by the key sites within the park.
Be sure to keep your eye out for the park's local deer residents who have often been spotted watching runners as they pass down Sawyers Hill.
10k participants will complete two laps of the course, with 5k just doing it once.This course will be marshalled throughout and there will be first aid on site.
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What's included
  • Festive finish line goodies
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Marshalled course
  • First aid
How to get there
Sheen Gate, Richmond, UK
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By Bike
The park is accessible by both foot and cycle although it is a long walk from Richmond. The start and finish of the race is on the Mortlake and Barnes side of the park. If you choose to cycle to the event, you can leave your cycles with us at the race registration area whilst you run.
By Car
For those who wish to drive to the event, there is a car park adjacent to the race HQ and start. Remember that the car park is shared with other park users, so you’re advised to arrive as early as you can.
By Bus
There are number of buses that travel to Richmond Park which are detailed below:
  • 190 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 391 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 419 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • R68 Bushy Park and Richmond
Specific Northside buses are:
  • 33 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 337 Richmond – Clapham Junction
  • 485 Richmond – Wandsworth
By Train
There are three stations within close proximity of the park - Richmond, Mortlake and Barnes. The closest station to the start and race HQ is Mortlake and it is then a 20 minute walk from the station to the park.
Event day logistics
10:00 Races start
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race begins to allow time to park, register and warm up.
Age Requirements
Runners must be 15 and older to enter the 10k and 11 and older to enter the 5k event.
Race Packs
Entrants who have entered in good time will have their race packs sent in the post 10 days before event day.
Those who have entered in the 10 days before race day will collect their race pack at registration on the day of the event.
If your race pack hasn’t arrived, head to the registration desk at race HQ and you can be issued with a new one.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
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Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Where can I find results for The Richmond Christmas 10k & 5k?
The results will be published here after the race:
How do I attach my timing chip for The Richmond Christmas 10k & 5k?
Your timing chip is incorporated into your race number and should not be removed. Please place the race number on the front of your vest/shirt and not on your leg or back.
Is there a bag drop at The Richmond Christmas 10k & 5k?
Yes, there is a bag drop however it's recommended you bring as little as possible.
What is the minimum age to enter The Richmond Christmas 10k & 5k?
The minimum age for the 10k is 15 years old. The minimum age for the 5k is 11 years old.
16 reviews
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Did the 10k in 2021
A very well organised race with friendly, festive atmosphere! The course is a beautiful loop around Richmond Park (2 laps for 10 km, 1 lap for 5 km) and it comprises some grassy areas, off-road gravel and some on the road. A lovely Christmas medal with mince pies and goodies at the end. COVID protocol was followed well in line with the government guidance.
Did the 10k in 2021
Good race, well organised and fun route. Would run again and recommend for some festive cheer. Some nice hills.
Did the 10k in 2021
Such a great event. Easy parking right next to start. Course is challenging and scenic - uphill then a long downhill, and again…..mince pies at the end AND the medal can be recycled as a Christmas Tree ornament. Win win!
Did the 10k in 2021
This was my first run, I absolutely loved it and would do it again. However, not knowing what to fully expect I was surprised runners had to dodge the general public using the park, walking, running, walking dogs and cycling. Overall a great experience!
Did the 10k in 2021
This was a really fun run..tougher than we thought though as it was a bit more undulating than we’d been doing on our training! We were a team of 6 and it was so good to be able to encourage each other and then also to chat to other runners during the race. Very friendly atmosphere and the stewards were really encouraging with their clapping and words of encouragement which was so helpful (a few more on the route would help even more!!) .A really well organised race which we will definitely do again. Thanks for organising it and thanks to all the brilliant volunteers and stewards..really appreciate all you did.
Diane K
Did the 10k in 2019
Really enjoyed the friendly yet efficient registration and well marshalled route in stunning parklands. Great medal.
Diane K
Did the 10k in 2019
Really enjoyed the friendly yet efficient registration and well marshalled route in stunning parklands. Great medal!
Did the 10k in 2019
Great race, starter needs megaphone but otherwise all good.Def hilly but you did say undulating. The medal was brilliant!Efficient registration
Did the 5k in 2018
Bring a change of footwear as got very muddy due to rain.
Did the 10k in 2018
It was great! Despite the weather. The only slight problem which the organiser cant do much about was the toilets. There was a massive queue so I missed the start
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Recent Questions
Charlotte Dickinson
Are you allowing running buggies?
Nice Work
Hi Charlotte, running buggies are allowed but we just ask that you start towards the back so as not to impact other participants. Rachael - Nice Work

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