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Richmond AIR 10K @ Kew Gardens

Richmond, Greater London

Richmond TW9 3AB, UK

Sat 10th September 2022

Starting at 08:25

1 race


1 charity place



Arrive wearing a mask and keep this on until you get to the start line where you can dispose of your mask in bins provided. You do not have to wear this during the run.

Please wherever possible, do not bring any baggage to the event. This is to protect both yourself and our staff.

Please respect social distancing before, during and after the completion of your run.

Immediately upon finishing we request that you make your way to the Gardens exit where in Brentford Car Park you will find water, goody bags and medals. It is of critical importance that the area around the finish line is kept clear to ensure everyone’s safety.

We know you may want to congratulate other runners on a great run, but please refrain from doing so in a physical way!

Please remember to carry out a COVID-19 self assessment accessible at:

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
- A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- A new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Importantly do not travel to the event if you have been contacted by Track and Trace, are experiencing any of the above symptoms or are awaiting the results of a test.

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus

For more information please visit this NHS corona virus website. Click here

RUN-FEST has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

What is AIR:RUN?

AIR stands for AUDIO INSPIRED RUNNING and the event is encouraging runners to beat the headphone ban and enjoy our 10K inside Kew Gardens. AIR:RUN is a 10k on fully closed roads and will be heavily linked with music and entertainment. AIR:RUN will be ENCOURAGING runners to bring their headphones to the event! The AIR:10K will be replacing the usual Kew Gardens 10K that is now moving to the 9th April, 2022

The AIR: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! AIR stands for Audio Inspired Running, put your headphones in and listen to our audio guide of Kew Gardens as you run around. The course is not only beautiful, but flat, offering the perfect opportunity for the UK's fastest 10k!


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  • 10k


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Charity places

  • Alzheimer's Society

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What's Included

- FREE Audio tour guide download for every runner
- 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.


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

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 [5th-9th 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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6 reviews


·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
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Richmond, Greater London

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