The Kew Foundation

Join Team Orchid and run 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, Half Marathon, or 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

Register your place then become part of Team Orchid by emailing [email protected], or by calling 020 8332 3246. We’ll be able to offer you guidance on fundraising and help you raise as much as you can!

We have some reserved charity spaces for places that can be used for the Kew Gardens 10K, the Half Marathon, and the Marathon, for more information on how to get your hands on one of these spaces, and the required fundraising targets please contact [email protected] or call 020 8332 3246.

All Team Orchid members running for Kew will receive a free running vest, and training support, as well as the exclusive opportunity to attend training runs within Kew Gardens itself!

Where does my money go?

Your support will used for Kew’s most critical work, from funding cutting edge scientific research into how plants can be used to fight disease, to helping restore Kew’s iconic buildings such as the Temperate House.

You might be funding funding plant finding expeditions to find some of the world’s rarest plants, or helping bank seeds at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank. Join Team Orchid and help save the worlds plants one step at a time.