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Kew Gardens Half Marathon 2024

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Kew Gardens Half Marathon 2024

Richmond, Greater London

Richmond TW9 3AB, UK

Sun 31st March 2024

Starting at 08:30

1 race


Organiser's Description


The Kew Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 31st March, 2024. Starting on closed roads inside Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, before venturing down the Richmond towpath and riverside to Ham House before turning to finish back at Kew Gardens. This is london’s flattest half marathon so with good training you’ll run a personal best.

Looking for a tune-up race pre London or Manchester marathon? Kew the Run offers a flat and fast course, presenting a perfect chance to lock in to some marathon paced miles. We also have Xempo pace makers to help you judge your pace.

GoFundMe Kew The Run is a weekend that hosts the Kew Gardens 10km on 30th March 2024 and the Kew Gardens Half Marathon on 31st March 2024. The Kew 10K will take on a new course running entirely inside a flat Kew Gardens. The Half will start and finish inside Kew whilst taking on an additional flat and scenic route of the Richmond Riverside.

After the events, finishers and their families* can explore London’s no. 1 visited tourist attraction Kew Gardens that holds 50,000 living plants to be found across the UNESCO World Heritage site.

RUN BRITAIN full race license: 2024-43268


  • Half Marathon Entry


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00



  • Half Marathon Entry


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00


Course Details

Mixture of flat tarmac inside Kew Gardens with multi terrain on the towpath. Professionally measured and certified. No hills!

Starting on the Broadwalk inside Kew Gardens, the brand new course run through the beautiful gardens before running down the beautiful thames tow path past Richmond Bridge and Ham House before finishing back at Kew.

This is still London's flattest half marathon and even flatter than last years Richmond Half Marathon. The new course has net drop of 3ft and only a total uphill of 181ft across the whole 13.1miles.

What's Included

  • Free entry into Kew Gardens in the morning for supporters*
  • Amazing Tech tee (inc. Female cut option)
  • Best Medal in London
  • Great goody bag & post race snacks & drink
  • Official chip timing
  • Clearly marked and measured UKA certified course
  • Flat Fast picturesque course inside a Botanical Garden
  • Runner gets a free beer or drink in the local 'Tap on the Line' bar by Kew Gardens Station
  • Kew's famous Children's Garden is also open exclusively for our runners & spectators.
  • Xempo pace makers to help you achieve your race target
  • Friendly marshals & sweep marshals
  • First Aid in place throughout the course
  • Course entertainment including Dj's and cheer stations

How to Get There

Great public transport via Kew Gardens Tube Station, Kew Bridge Station or Richmond Station (and a bus)


Entry via Elizabeth Gate off Kew Green.


  • Refunds/Deferrals

    Race entries are NOT TRANSFERABLE and NON-DEFERABLE. We do not permit a change of race number. A full refund will only be offered within 14 days of payment. After this there will be NO REFUNDS, DEFERRALS TO NEXT YEAR OR TRANSFERS TO ANOTHER RUNNER.

  • Where can I leave my bags?

    Our friendly baggage team will be waiting for you to collect your baggage. Please provide your own bags.

  • Can I run with a dog/pram?

    Sadly no, we follow the same rules as British Athletics and therefore I am afraid we will not be able to allow prams/dogs in the races.

  • Can dogs enter Kew Gardens?

    Sadly no. It is Kew’s policy that only assistance dogs can enter gardens.

  • Is the race on closed roads?

    The Kew Gardens Half Marathon is on multi-terrain paths that also runs on the Thames Towpath.

  • Can I run with headphones?

    Yes you can.

  • Will there be pace makers?

    Yes there will be. Information will be in your race instructions.

  • Is the course measured and can it be used for London Marathon GFA

    All courses have been measured by Olympic Games measurer Hugh Jones on behalf Association of UK Course Measurers The course can be used for London Marathon ‘good for age’ entry requirements. Our event is run under RUNBRITAIN rules.

  • Wheelchair Users

    Please get in touch and we can advise due to the thames towpath being raced on

free admission to your spectators

Your race entry includes free entry into Kew Gardens for 2 adults and 2 children, as long as they have entered before 08:30am.

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8 reviews


·a month ago

Agreed with the previous comments. Lovely and pretty fast course in the Kew Gardens (almost flat), and the free entry was nice. However, it got a tad tricky once you started running along the Thames. I'm glad it didn't rain that day as the mud would have been a nightmare. But overall, good organization, a good location, and a good race. Would definitely recommend.

·9 months ago

This race is unique. You start inside beautiful Kew Gardens which is beautiful and full of cherry blossoms at that time of year. There is entertainment throughout the course along with a DJ at the finish line. The course is fast and flat and I used it as a great training run for my spring marathon.

·a year ago

A great day out especially with the free family entry into the gardens included in the race - from start to finish the event had the feeling of one of the big city events, lots of space despite the number of people there. There was a bit of a line for the toilets but that is to be expected, the toilets in Kew were open as well as additional porta loos. The route was scenic as promised and the finish line was electric with music, a fantastic medal, an event t-shirt and great bag fillers/snacks. I can't wait to be back again this year on the 1st and the 2nd to try and do both the half and the 10k!!

·a year ago

Beautiful flat half marathon running inside a Royal Botanical Garden. I ran the inaugural race last year and it was great. The whole family got to go back into Kew Gardens after which would have cost me £100 alone but this was part of race number. Great tee and medal also!

·a year ago

loved the race! Beautiful scenery around Kew and flat route down the tow path along the river was great.
Timothy Mark

·2 years ago

An amazing location, with fabulous surroundings; however, despite being flat, there were lots of corners initially and then the long run along the Thames was not really wide enough for two way running traffic, in addition to the dog walkers and cyclists. The tow path was quite uneven underfoot too and would suit a cross-country runner rather than a road racer.

·2 years ago

I was denied to drink a cup of water before the race started, in a very impolite and aggressive manner. Apart from that the finishing stewards were excellent and super helpful and friendly. Baggage area staffs were super helpful and polite

·2 years ago

Beautiful scenic run, there was no way near enough toilets provided though, we nearly missed our start time because of the queues. In future there needs to be at least 4x as many portaloos I’d say. That aside it was a great experience!
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