Run London's most exclusive race! Day includes Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, Kew Gardens 10K & NIKE kids' mile races, along with the Richmond Fitness expo and music festival!

The Kew Foundation

Join Team Orchid and run or cheer for Kew!!

We are looking for people to take part in the Richmond RUNFEST and be a part of Team Orchid, our exciting new running group helping to save the World’s plants and support Kew.

It doesn’t matter if you have never run a race before or you’re a seasoned pro, we have runners of all abilities and can help you plan and train for the challenge of either the 10k or Half Marathon.

The Richmond RUNFEST is London’s most exclusive race, at no other time can you run this course, or be able to run around Kew Gardens.

What you have to do?

Please contact the team for more information TeamOrchid@kew.org or  020 8332 3246 – you have no specific fundraising target but we will help you set some running and sponsorship goals and you will be a full member of Team Orchid

We have 10 reserved spaces for the Half Marathon for the Kew Foundation, free of charge, but with a fundraising target of minimum £250.

All Team Orchid members running for Kew will receive a free running vest, training support, a Kew Gardens goodie bag and special offers at Kew Gardens. 

Where does my money go?

You support goes towards a variety of our work…from funding scientific research into how plants can be best used in medicine, to restoring Kew’s iconic buildings such as the Temperate House. Your support can go towards helping pay for school visits into the gardens or to fund a plant expedition to find some of the World’s rarest plants.

Sponsors

  • Nike
  • Everyday Hero
  • Kew
  • London Pride
  • Big Yellow
  • Runfest

Partners

  • Kew
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Brentford FC CST
  • Visit Richmond
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Marathon Foto