Kew Gardens Half & 10k

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Kew Gardens Half & 10k
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Run this fun and flat half marathon or 10k around the beautiful Kew Gardens during this weekend of running. There's something for everyone, whether you're trying out a new distance, there for the scenic course or looking for a PB, get the sense of achievement and to earn your finisher's medal.
10k and Half Marathon
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Sat 9th Apr 2022 - Sun 10th Apr 2022
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9, UK
Start times
Sat 9th Apr 2022
Sun 10th Apr 2022
Half Marathon:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Kew Gardens Half & 10k
Route information
This fast half marathon and 10k routes are potentially London's flattest course and takes runners along roads and paths as they whizz around the beautiful Kew Gardens. Perfect for new and experienced runners alike, this event is for everyone.
Experienced runners can push for a PB around this course, and it is a perfect course for anyone taking on this distance for the first time. And whether it is your 1st or your 50th race the marshals will support you all the way round.
The stunning course provides a perfect escape from London for a brilliant way to see out the summer.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Event T-shirt
  • Goodies
  • Well marshalled course inside a botanical garden
  • Chip-timed results
  • First aid
  • Water stations
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
How to get there
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9, UK
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Event Entry
You MUST enter Kew Gardens via Ferry Lane off Kew Green (next to Kew Green Preparatory School).
By Car
Kew Gardens is situated just south of the River Thames next to Kew Bridge and can be accessed from the A205 or the A307. It can also be easily accessed from the M4.
There is limited parking around Kew Gardens and the organiser encourages all runners to take public transport to the event.
By Public Transport
Kew Bridge Station is walking distance from the event HQ.
For an exact pinpoint location, you can follow What3Words to find:
  • Entrance: lime.stars.hits.
  • Start Line: snow.sticky.union
  • Finish Line: certified.unwanted.dare
Event day logistics
06:45 Ferry Lane/Packet Pickup opens
08:30 10k starts
06:45 Ferry Lane/Packet Pickup opens
08:30 Half marathon starts
Please arrive early, allowing plenty of time to register and get ready for your race.
Race Pack
Packs will be available to collect from April 1st at:
Sporting Feet, Richmond
9 King St
London TW9 1ND
You can also collect your race pack on the morning of the event at the packet pickup tents in Ferry Lane, starting at 06:45. You must know your race number to collect your bib.
Race Packs will contain a race bib and a square timing chip, which must be fastened to your running shoe using the ties and safety pins attached. Please thread the wire ties underneath your shoelaces and attach your chip onto these before twisting them together to secure.
Age Requirements
All entrants for the 10k must be 15 and older and for the half marathon must be 17 and older to enter the event.
Kew Gardens
Your Kew Gardens Half & 10k entry includes two adult and two children's tickets into Kew Gardens on the day for free.
Water Stations
Water stations are available for runners at the 5k mark.
Bag Drop
The Key 10k baggage tents can be found inside Kew Gardens on the Great Lawn, only bring a rucksack-sized bag to ensure adequate space for baggage.
Can I wear headphones for the Kew Gardens Half & 10k?
Yes, you can wear headphones for this event.
Can I run with a pram at the Kew Gardens Half & 10k?
Unfortunately you cannot run with a pram at this event.
Can I run with my dog at the Kew Gardens Half & 10k?
Unfortunately you cannot run with your dog at this event.
Can people get into Kew Gardens to watch me in the Kew Gardens Half & 10k?
Your Kew Gardens 10k entry includes two adult and two children's tickets into Kew Gardens on the day for free.
Are there age requirements for the Kew Gardens Half & 10k?
Yes, runners for he half marathon must be aged 17 and over and runners for the 10k must be aged 15 and over.
What can I find in my race pack for the Kew Gardens Half & 10k?
Your Kew Gardens 10k race pack will contain a square timing chip including ties and pins, and a timing chip.
125 reviews
Did the race in 2022
Loved the part in the park, a bit tedious the second half of the run outside the park - hard on the feet…
Did the race in 2022
Really great day for it - lovely route around Kew and along the river, river path is a little bit small and there weren't enough toilets at the start so huge queues, but in generally really great race and got my PB
Did the race in 2022
Please please make sure the course route is properly marshalled - we ran about an extra 300m in the first kilometre which is a apretty major annoyance!! Otherwise it was well organised and a beautiful route :) thanks!
Did the race in 2022
First part of the route in Kew Gardens was lovely. However, the second half was on a very narrow river path. Uneven / stony surface meant many runners were tripping over, and the lack of space caused problems with overtaking. Not one for a PB.Additionally, there were no where near enough toilets - many runners (including myself) missed their wave start because of queuing. Crowd was good and it was nice running through Richmond. Overall could have been better.
Did the race in 2022
Unacceptable wrong turn was taken for wave 1 which added ~400m onto total distance (and a section over grass). Nice first half thru the gardens, fun route and atmosphere. But the river path is indeed slightly congested and rough surface. Not enough toilets. Good overall, but a couple of issues ruined it slightly.
Did the race in 2022
A group of us at the beginning ran the wrong way and added on 450m to the race which was annoying as I had been training to beat a PB
Did the race in 2022
The first half of the course through Kew Gardens was glorious, but the second half through Richmond was on a cramped dirt trail.
Did the race in 2022
Pretty setting, easy access to toilets and good to have water part way round
Did the race in 2022
Needed more toilets at the start
Did the race in 2022
No pacers were visible! Start - no indication of runners grouped by expected finish time, result faster runners jostling with slower runners. Finish area very crowded. Not enough toilets for over 3500 runners, double the number needed. Baggage facility good. Note: Ealing half.
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