Royal Borough of Kingston Spring Raceday

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Test yourself through the Royal Borough of Kingston in this ever-popular 8 mile, 16 mile or 20 mile race. Great for runners looking to push new boundaries, the course kicks off from the iconic Ancient Market Place and passes by the stunning Hampton Court Palace. Cross the finish to earn a medal.
8 Mile, 16 Mile and 20 Mile
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Sun, 19 Mar 2023
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Market Place, 18 Market Pl, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP, UK
Start times
Sun, 19 Mar 2023
8 Mile:
8:00am |
16 Mile:
8:00am |
20 Mile:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Royal Borough of Kingston Spring Raceday
8 Mile
16 Mile
20 Mile
Route information
The 8 mile runners will complete one lap of the famous “Kingston Loop”, while the 16 and 20 milers will complete it twice. The 20 mile course then takes in a final 4 miles following the river out to North Kingston.
Starting in the famous Ancient Market Place, runners will cross over Kingston Bridge and head up the iconic three mile stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames. The race then reaches the magnificent Hampton Court Palace before continuing through Thames Ditton and back towards Kingston Market Place. Here is the finish for all distances.
This fast, flat course on good running surfaces gives excellent opportunities for a quick time and potential PB.
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What's included
  • Officially measured and chip timed courses
  • Same-day race results and downloadable finisher's certificate
  • Unique finisher's medal
How to get there
Market Place, 18 Market Pl, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP, UK
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The event takes place in central Kingston, so there are plenty of public transport options available. However if you are local, please consider walking, jogging, cycling or getting a bus to the race.
By Bike
Cycle right into the town centre. Kingston has numerous fixed cycle racks close to the race HQ. Additionally, we will have a bike area close to the start/finish with racks for 30+ bikes.
By Train
The nearest train station is Kingston Rail Station which is just 0.3 miles from the start, and around a 7 minute walk.
By Bus
Kingston forms a natural hub for bus services and many buses will stop close to the start/finish. We advise you to search online for routes and times.
Our official car park partner is the Eden Walk Car Park, which is just a 2 minute walk to the race HQ and start.
Car Park Address: Union Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1BL.
The car park will open early for the race at 06:00am. The special rate for runners is £5 all day parking (usually £14). No need to book in advance. On the day, staff will issue you with a voucher at the entrance. You will then use the voucher to pay when you exit the car park later on.
Event day logistics
08:00 All races start
09:50 8 Mile cut-off time
11:45 16 Mile cut-off time
12:30 20 Mile cut-off time
Start Line
All races will start at the same time with runners grouped in waves according to their predicted pace.
Race Packs
If you entered this event before 10:00 on the 10th March, you will be able to pick up your race pack from the Up & Running store in Teddington.
Alternatively, race packs will be available for collection from Registration on the day. Please leave plenty of time to queue.
Age Requirements
All runners must be 17 and older on race day to enter all distances.
Cut-Off Times
The race cut off times are:
  • 8 Mile - 1hr 50
  • 16 Mile - 3hrs 45
  • 20 Mile - 4hrs 30
Water Stations
There will be water stations at the following miles:
  • 3.6 miles
  • 8.1 miles
  • 11.5 miles
  • 16.1 miles
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Quicksilver Running
Quicksilver organises quality running events which allow entrants to participate in enjoyable races with the potential to perform at the top of their ability.Our current portfolio covers distances from 10k to half marathon. All races organised by Quicksilver running are on professionally measured courses certified by the Association of UK Course measurers. The races are run under licence from the UKA.
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Is there a minimum age for participants to race in the Kingston Spring Racey?
Yes, you must be over 17 on race day to take part in any event.
Which charities are involved with the Kingston Spring Race?
Charity information can be found at:
Are there toilet facilities at the Royal Borough of Kingston Spring race?
There will be portable toilets available at the event, just a short walk from the race start. These will be signposted on the day.
31 reviews
Did the race in 2023
Not the organiser's fault but the course was almost a mile longer due to roadworks....!
Did the race in 2023
Only downside was extended route
Did the race in 2023
Felt organised enough. I was t a fan of running the extra 4 miles and it wasn’t measure correctly. It was unclear where the last lap was for the 20 mile and I ended up just turning around a man
Did the race in 2023
It would be great to have more music/support when coming up to and arriving at the finish line. It's such an achievement finishing a race and having that fanfare makes an incredible difference. More toilets would have helped as the queue was quite long at all times. I enjoyed the course and didn't mind having to do two laps of the same circuit. It was long enough and enjoyable enough that repeating the loop didn't feel tough mentally. What was difficult was running back on myself for the last 6/7 km on the 20 mile course. I appreciate that options were probably limited when it comes to course design but it did make the last bit of a tough distance even harder (and not in a positive challenging way.) Overall though, I would definitely recommend the race and would still consider using it again for marathon prep. All of the marshals were supportive and kind and there was a great atmosphere at the start/finish line.
Did the race in 2023
Due to waiting for the toilets, o ended up running 15 later than anyone else .....which ment the atmosphere wasn't great.
Did the race in 2023
Great day, Marshall’s were fab. For 16-20m course you need a toilet somewhere on the course! I had to dash into the co-op and use staff toilets
Did the race in 2023
First 13k and it was a good experience
Did the race in 2023
I loved the fact it was all flat! The medals were fab and the results came through very quickly!
Did the race in 2023
Great course very well organised
Did the race in 2022
Pan flat course, ideal timing for spring marathon training with great choice of distances (8,16,20 mi). Really friendly marshals, nice early start (8am) so cool conditions, nice goodie bag with a nice (useful) buff rather than yet another unnecessary t-shirt! Easy access and parking. What’s not to like. Definitely will do again.
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Paul Rudman
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What time does the 16mile race start?
Stephy Dennis
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Hi there. Just to let you know that the race starts at 8am. All the best!
Mike Mason
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Hi, can you enter on the day?
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