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Richmond RUN-FEST 10K @ Kew Gardens

Richmond, Greater London

Richmond TW9 3AB, UK

Sat 9th September 2023

Starting at 08:25

1 race


1 charity place


Organiser's Description

Run the UK’s most beautiful & flattest 10k run inside the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. After you finish your run you will receive a fabulous technical t-shirt (male & female cut) and one of our famous triangular shaped medals (see last year’s below) Your Richmond RUN-FEST 10K entry also includes two FREE adult and 2 children’s tickets into Kew Gardens*.

*provided they arrive before 8.30am.


  • 10k


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  • 10k


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Charity places

  • Alzheimer's Society

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    Minimum Pledge


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What's Included

- 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!

* 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.


See website for official parking.


Enter Kew Gardens via Elizabeth Gate, Kew Green, TW9 3AA or what3words flute.pushes.atoms.

Starting next to the Orangery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. or what3words

Course Details

Flat, Flat and Flat!


  • Minimum age

    15 on day of race

race day timing

All runners will be given an arrival time to avoid congestion. Friends and family of runners might not able to spectate inside Kew Gardens, 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. A limited number of prepaid parking is available from our shop.

race packs

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 [4th-8th September].

If you are traveling to the race from outside the UK you are an International runner and will collect your race pack from the International Packet Pickup. Full details on this will be sent via email closer to the race.


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11 reviews


·3 months ago

This is where I ran my personal best so I love it. Great day, fast course and great goody bag. Coming back this year!

·3 months ago

What an event! To think that the team pulled this together in four weeks after having to postpone due HM passing is incredible. You would not have guessed that the event plans had been pulled apart by the quality of the event, but you could tell by the sheer joy from the staff how happy they were to be able to put the event on! From the start the comms were clear and the race day experience was great. I'm back running in April the the Kew Gardens 10k and Half, but I can't wait to be back at the music festival finish in September as well.

·7 months ago

Great atmosphere. The organisation was fantastic even when they had to postpone the 1st date. Beautiful, flat route to run around! Highly recommend 😁

·2 years 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

·2 years 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

·2 years 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

·2 years 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

·2 years 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

·2 years 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

·3 years ago

Love it. My first 10k race and it was so much fun. Running through Kew Gardens was lovely, possibly slightly crowded but everyone was polite and it just pushes you to do your best. Cool medal as well, def signing up for next one

·3 years ago

Amazing route. Amazing route, huge privilege to be able to run through these beautiful gardens. Well organized. Only niggle was long bathroom lines but being a 10K, went with the hold it option. I wasn’t shooting for a particular PB but could see it being challenging in places if I were as the paths aren’t the widest and there a number of turns.
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