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.
16 Mile, 20 Mile, and 8 Mile
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Sun, 26 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, 26 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.
13 reviews
Did the 20 Mile 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.
Did the 20 Mile in 2022
Didn’t really like the last 4 Miles
Did the 8 Mile in 2022
It was very well organised, it was good to run along the river by towards Hampton Court, would have been nice to run along the river back towards Kingston. Would have been good to know the course was over 8 miles
Did the 8 Mile in 2022
Can't fault it. First-rate.
Did the 8 Mile in 2022
Very nicely organised. And the venue/ course (Kingston market + Hampton Court) were exceptional. Except for the cold weather at the start (hanging around) [!!], I can't fault it.
Did the 8 Mile in 2022
Best organised race I've been to. I'm a local to Kingston which made it even more enjoyable. I'm returning to running after some time off and this race was a joy. Quicksilver seem to know how to organise and run these events with fun and efficiency. I recommend them and the Kingston Spring day race. Will do it again asap!
Did the 20 Mile in 2022
Overall a very enjoyable and well organised run. Would have like a few more water stops and had trouble hearing the tannoy announcements at the start.
Did the 20 Mile in 2022
Well organised and marshalled and a distance to suit all.
Did the 20 Mile in 2022
By the end of my race I was directed the wrong way by one of the marshals, it has resulted in a loss of precious time. Very disappointing. However, the whole event was organised very well in general.
Did the 8 Mile in 2022
Fantastic event
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Recent Questions
What time does the 16mile race start?
Hi there. Just to let you know that the race starts at 8am. All the best!
Hi, can you enter on the day?

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