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Richmond Marathon @ Richmond RUNFEST

Richmond Marathon @ Richmond RUNFEST

Kew Gardens

Richmond TW9 3AB, UK

Sun 12th September 2021

1 race



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.

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

Organiser's Description

Public entries about to sell out. 99% Full.

London's flattest Marathon! The Marathon starts within the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, running through Hampton Court Palace!

Tour the gardens before passing historical assets including Ham House, Richmond Green, Teddington Lock, Hampton Court Palace and the meandering River Thames.

With three famous bridges, two Royal Palaces and one famous river this race has been described as "the Worlds most scenic Marathon!"


  • Marathon Entry
    £48.50 CLOSED


  • Marathon Entry
    £48.50 CLOSED

What's Included

Amazing medal, Amazing tee and a free beer and after party music festival (plus goody bag).

  • Amazing Tech Tee in female cut also
  • We're known for our heavy medals!
  • A free beer from Fullers after the event
  • Music festival after-party. Free for friends and family.
  • Supporters can see you off inside Kew Gardens for Free in the morning.

How to Get There

Kew Gardens Tube station, Kew Bridge Station or Richmond station are all close by.


We have event official parking available but this does sell out.


Please enter from Kew Green.

Course Details

Fast and Flat. London's FLATTEST Marathon that is also London Marathon Good for age qualifier.

Course Map


  • Can you qualify for 'Good for Age' (London Marathon, Boston)?


4 · 2 Reviews


·a year ago

Quite well organised, very busy place. The 2019 course was really flat, as advertised. Plenty of water & fuel stations during the whole race. All necessary markings are in place, special thanks to the course marshalls! Just a few downsides that felt annoying: whilst the location was really great (amazing Kew Gardens!), the course went through some quite narrow roads & sidewalks, not exactly suitable for such a crowd. Also, some paths included grass/footpath surface, and often big old pavement stones, all being not quite suitable for the road running shoes. The finish line was in the field with little to no shadow at all and very much lacked some tents/cover as it was a hot sunny day. It also took a while to queue & get back to the parking (by the way, very much limited & costly in that area), nevertheless, there was a free of charge shuttle bus. Overall, I'd recommend this race if you're local/live at the arm's length so you wouldn't need a car. Also, be aware it's not a road race, per se.
Hi Vladimir, thank you very much for your feedback, we will certainly take this on board! Tom Bedford, Race Director

·2 years ago

Beautiful location and nicely organised.. Location was great. Running alongside the Thames was beautiful. The start of the race in Kew gardens was great as well. It was well organised for a race of its size. Lots of sports drinks given, water and energy gels as well. I would give 4 and a half stars if i could. Almost 5 but just a few flaws. Firstly could have done with a few more toilets. And the timing chip was attached to the foot, which i dislike. A timer clock at the end would have been nice as well. But overall still a great event in a beautiful place.
Hi Ben, thank you very much for your feedback and your kind words. We will look to work on this for this year's event! Tom Bedford, Race Director


Kew Gardens