Richmond Park Spring 10k & 5k

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Embrace the warmer weather with this 10k and 5k around one of London's most popular parks. Ideal for experienced runners and newcomers to the sport, the course weaves through the paths and tracks within the park's perimeter. Come for a chance to see the local deer or for the unique finisher's medal.
5k, and 10k
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Sun 9th May 2021
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UK
Start times
9:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Richmond Park Spring 10k & 5k
£14.00 - £16.00
£18.00 - £20.00
Route information
This event will take place on the variety of hard-packed tracks, tarmac walkways, and grassy plains within the park's boundary. The course will be clearly marked throughout, however please be vigilant of any members of the public using the park.
The entire course is lapped, with 10k runners travelling 2 laps of the course and 5k runners looping once.
Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the park's famous deer who have often been spotted watching as runners speed down Sawyers Hill.
Dates have also been confirmed for two other Richmond Park events as follows:
  • Sunday 8th August - the Richmond Summer 10k and 5k
  • Sunday 12th December - our traditional Richmond Christmas 10k and 5k
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip timing
  • Post-race goodies
  • Winners prizes (Provided by sponsor Sporting Feet)
  • Spot Prize (£20 Sporting Feet voucher)
  • Marshalled course
  • On-site medical aid
How to get there
Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UK
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By Foot and Bicycle
The park is accessible by both foot and cycle, although it is around 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.
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. You will be able to see the registration/start area from the car park and there will be signage to direct you.
For those using a Sat Nav the postcode for the event is SW14 8BJ.
By Bus
There are number of buses that travel to Richmond Park, however it is a large park so you will need to get buses which arrive at the North side of the park and alight at Bus Stop N and it is then a 10 minute walk from Upper Richmond Road to the event. Bus details can be found below:
  • 190 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 391 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 419 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • R68 Bushy Park and Richmond
Specific Northside busses are
  • 33 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 337 Richmond – Clapham Junction
  • 485 Richmond – Wandsworth
By Train
There are three stations surrounding the park and these are 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
09:00 Start line opens
10:00 Start line closes
It is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins, to allow plenty of time for any travel issues as well as the completion of the registration process.
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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 are the sponsors, Sporting Feet, located?
Conveniently, Sporting Feet have stores in both Richmond and Putney.
Can I leave my bag at registration at the Richmond Park Spring 10k & 5k?
Baggage drop facilities will be available at the Race HQ.
If I cycle, where can I leave my bike at the Richmond Park Spring 10k & 5k?
Bicycles can be left at the event start, where they will be kept safe.
8 reviews
Did the 10k in 2019
Everything went as planned, the course was easy, avoiding the step places, and a very smooth experience overall, just wish I was faster ;-)
Did the 10k in 2019
Easy to get to, plenty of parking, Need to be aware of all other park users as it is busy. Queue early for the toilets.
Did the 10k in 2019
Great course. Good marshalling. But despite having registered and paid, when I turned up there was no record of my having entered the race. Also it was hard to hear the pre-race brief from the back.
Did the 10k in 2019
Richmond Park 10k was very well organized by Nice Work. The Nice Work team was brilliant with communicating emails before the event, and great atmosphere on the race day. Thank you
Did the 10k in 2019
Well organised race and nice atmosphere! The course was OK - it could have been a bit more varied to be more interesting but still a good course.
Did the 10k in 2019
great traffic free course, lovely friendly atmosphere and beautiful scenery. definitely going again!
Did the 10k in 2018
I am only reviewing negatively as I am tying to get in touch with the organisers through the link in my acceptance email (have been for two weeks) but cant get hold of anyone. Hoping a negative review may prompt a response!
Did the 10k in 2017
This is a great race, it's not huge so don't expect any crowds or people cheering you on. But, it's a perfect training race. It's well organised and Richmond Park is so beautiful, you feel like you're in the countryside.
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Recent Questions
Noella Pereira
Hi , so im coming to UK for a professional course , would like to know if I can participate as I’m a non citizen .
Steph Ede
Hi there. Yes the event is open to all nationalities. I hope you enjoy your stay in the UK :-)
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