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Kew Gardens 10K

Kew Gardens, London

Richmond TW9 3AB, UK

Sat 11th September 2021

Starting at 08:15

1 race



Even with final approval we know things can change fast at the moment. If we are unable to hold the event you can transfer your entry into the next event or we can offer all our entrants a full refund minus £2.50 booking fee.

Runfest Limited will make every effort to stage the Kew Gardens 10K as advertised on 11th September 2021. However given the uncertainty regarding Covid 19 and restrictions imposed by the UK Government we recognise it may be necessary to modify the race to meet restrictions in place at the time or, in extreme circumstances to postpone the race to a later date. We make it clear by this statement that as Covid 19 restrictions are not under our control, in the event of postponement we will not offer refunds, but will defer runners to the new date or to another race organised by Runfest Ltd

RUNFEST has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Come and run 'socially distanced' at the Kew Gardens 10K.

The 10k takes places completely within the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, a wonderfully scenic World Heritage site, and has a start which we believe to be the most beautiful of any running race in Europe! The course is not only beautiful, but flat, offering the perfect opportunity for the UK's fastest 10k!


  • 10k

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00



  • 10k

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00


What's Included

- The only chance to run inside the beautiful World Heritage Site - Kew Gardens.
- An amazing medal for every finisher!
- Receive a running Tech Tee
- Free family entry (after the run) into Kew Gardens*.
- Great family day out with the new Kids' playground!
- Run past amazing features and living plant collections.
- London's flattest 10k!
- Socially distanced course entertainment!

* Entry after the run is up to 2 Adults and 2 children. Runners must enter Kew with family before 12 noon.

How to Get There

Great public transport links from Kew Gardens Station, Kew Bridge Station or alternatively Richmond Station.

1. Get a train to Richmond Station and from there take the 65 bus to Kew Green or an Uber (£6 - £8)

2. Get a train to Turnham Green (picadilly Line) walk 5 mins to Chiswick Lane, take 237 or 267 to Kew Bridge, walk over the bridge and Ferry Lane is on the right.

3. Get to Claphan Junction and take an Uber (£16 - £20)

Bike Parking:

If you are local we advise cycling to the event and you can use the pike parking on Kew Green. This is a great warm up for your legs!

For all other options please visit Transport for London or National Rail.


A limited number of prepaid parking is available


The Orangery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, TW9 3AF.

You MUST enter via Ferry Lane off Kew Green (next to Kew Green Preparatory School) .

Course Details & Route

Welcome to Londons Flattest Course!
All on road and path inside Kew Gardens

Click here for a google map of the route

Further Details

Race Start Time: 8.20am

Minimum age - 15 on day of race

First Aid: Full professional cover in place throughout the course.

Marshalls: The entire course will be fully marshalled. Marshalls are volunteers so please say thanks to these amazing people!

Sweep Marshalls: A sweep Marshall will be present to assist athletes who do not complete the course and will be transported to the finish line.

Race Day Timings: Due to Covid-19 and social distancing, all runners will be given an arrival time to avoid congestion. Friends and family of runners are not able to spectate inside Kew Gardens this year, however, all are welcome to enter Kew Gardens free of charge afterwards to make a day of it.

Please take weekend public transport timetables and delays into consideration.

Race Pack

All UK race packs will be posted via 2nd class post two weeks before the race. You should expect to receive this in the final week.

If you are travelling to the race from outside the UK you are an International runner and will receive collection details closer to the race.

Kew Gardens - Free Entry details

Your Kew Gardens 10K entry includes two FREE adult and 2 children's tickets into Kew Gardens (before the gates close at 11:59am) - rrp is £15 per person.

Reviews (6)


·11 months ago

Brilliant route. “Second time doing Kew Gardens 10k. Brilliant route round Kew Gardens, fab support and free entry to Kew Gardens for you and your supporters, the whole family had a fab time after the race.” Sarah Elwine

·11 months ago

Second-to-none. “I’ve done this race three times in a row now and love it more each time. Organisation and crowd support is second-to-none, fantastic atmosphere the whole way around and wonderful happy volunteers at the end. It’s not a cheap race but it is good value for money when you consider the top quality Nike T-shirt and fab medal in the goody bag and, the best thing, that you can bring as many spectators in with you and you can stay as long as you like in Kew Gardens after the race.” Shona Grover

·11 months ago

Lovely. “This year I was part of the official pace team for the Kew Gardens 10k leading home the sub 55 minute group. The event is held entirely within the beautiful Kew Gardens which make logistics for runners and spectators very straightforward. It is an 8.30 start set off in waves so get there early as with a couple of thousand runners it is busy. The course is very flat run on the paths that weave around the gardens, some lovely scenery and a good few places to see other others.” Darren Hendley

·11 months ago

Well organised and excellent atmosphere. “Great flat 10km inside Kew gardens. Well organised and excellent atmosphere on the way round. highly recommend” Alex Dunbar

·11 months ago

An all round amazing event. “An all round amazing event. How often are you allowed to run around Kew Gardens? I was given the race entry after winning a competition online, and I’m glad I jumped at the chance to go! The venue is fab, marshals are wonderful - singing, dancing, drumming, acting, hi-fives, shoutouts over the microphone, charity stalls cheering - you name it they do it! Not a single complaint about the route, something for everyone. Stunning stunning stunning.” Leanne Shrive

·11 months ago

A beautiful (flat) run, in the most unbelievable surroundings. “This is a beautiful (flat) run, in the most unbelievable surroundings. I started the race in the third wave and after about 1km found myself up with the 65min pacer. I’ve never ran with a pacer before and decided I would try and stick with this group. This was the best idea I’ve had and I can’t praise Phil enough and the group around. I managed to maintain the pace, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and all the different kinds of entertainment around the course, and to top it off get round in 63.33! This race left me feeling amazing all day, all down to the great course, pacer, awesome tshirt and unique medal! And then able to enjoy the beautiful Kew Garden surroundings after to top it off. I will definitely be signing up again next year!” Georgina Stokes

Who's In

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Estrella Perez

Kirsty George

Caroline Thatcher

Evie Cotrulia


Kew Gardens, London

11 Sep 2021