RUN-FEST 10k @ Kew Gardens

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RUN-FEST 10k @ Kew Gardens
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Take in your iconic surroundings as you race around this 10k route through Kew Gardens. The closed course is perfect for beginners and experienced runners alike. With a buzzing atmosphere, unique setting and finisher's medal, you don't want to miss out.
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Sun, 15 Sept 2024
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Royal Botanic Gardens, London TW9 3AB, UK
Start times
Sunday, 15 Sept 2024
10k: 9:15 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for RUN-FEST 10k @ Kew Gardens
£42.50 - £47
Route information
This event features one of the most scenic 10k routes, with the race run on roads and paths in Kew Gardens, famous for its vast collection of plants and gorgeous scenery. The course is completely flat, so ideal for those taking on a 10k for the first time or for runners looking to achieve a new PB over the distance.
Starting from the Broad Walk, the route will take you past Palm House and its indoor rainforest at the first kilometre, before you reach Queen Charlotte's Cottage at the 3k mark. The iconic Great Pagoda will spur you on at the 6k point, before you snake past the Temperate House and Kitchen Garden. Just before you finish, you'll be able to glimpse Kew Palace, the former summer home of King George III and Queen Charlotte.
The race will finish in the Old Deer Park.
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Goody bag
  • Male/Female cut t-shirts
  • Chip-timed
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Fully closed route
  • 2 adult and 2 children tickets to enter Kew Gardens
  • After-party with live music
How to get there
Royal Botanic Gardens, London TW9 3AB, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
You MUST enter via Ferry Lane off Kew Green (next to Kew Green Preparatory School) TW9 3AF.
By Public Transport
Kew Gardens and Kew Bridge stations are between a 10-15 minute walk away. For step-free access, arrive at Richmond station and take the 65 bus to Victoria Gate.
By Bike
There are bike racks at all entrances to Kew Gardens.
Please be aware that parking at Kew Gardens and the surrounding area is extremely limited. Visit the Kew GardensExternalLink website to find out more.
Event day logistics
09:15 10k starts
Arrival Times
All runners will be given arrival times prior to event day. This will help avoid congestion.
Race Packs
Participant race packs will be posted to participants - you should expect to receive it in the final week leading up to the 10k. Please be sure to enter your correct address where you would like your race pack posted to. Non-UK residents an email with pickup instructions will be sent out prior to the event.
Free Entry to Kew Gardens
Each race entry comes with 2 adult and 2 child tickets for Kew Gardens. You must enter before 09:15 with these tickets. If you arrive after this time, you will have to pay on the door.
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 15 or over on the day to take part.
Runners are permitted to run with all headphones. This is a headphone friendly event.
Spectator Info
Spectators are encouraged to get down and cheer on their family and friends, the more the merrier the race-day atmosphere. Spectators may not be able to see racers the whole way round, but entry to the 10k includes free tickets to Kew Gardens to enjoy with your friends and family after the race.
Does the Richmond RUN-FEST 10k @ Kew Gardens take place on open roads?
No, the run is entirely within Kew Gardens on closed roads and paths.
When will race numbers be sent out for the Richmond RUN-FEST 10k @ Kew Gardens?
Race packs will be sent out to UK residents approximately 2 weeks before the start of the event, and for non-UK residents an email with pickup instructions will be sent out prior to the event.
Are there any age restrictions for the Richmond RUN-FEST 10k @ Kew Gardens?
Yes, this event is open to runners ages 15 and over.

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