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!

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It is a privilege to start our events in Kew Gardens. Participants will only be running 2.5miles inside Kew, a drop in the ocean of London's only 300 acre UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Kew Gardens is the gem of the Borough of Richmond and you must enjoy the summer, explore glasshouses, landscapes and discover 250 years of history at the world's most famous garden. Climb to the treetops, delve into rainforest or discover more of Kew on a guided tour.

 
History
 
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was founded in 1759, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Alongside Kew Gardens in London, Kew has a second country garden based at Wakehurst which is the home of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank. As well as being one of London’s top visitor attractions, Kew is also a world leader in plant science and conservation. Our work helps to discover and describe the world’s plant and fungal diversity, safeguard the world's plant life for our future, promote the sustainable use of plants and inspire an appreciation of plants and the environment. Find out more about our Breathing Planet programme.
 
Throughout its history, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has made important contributions to increasing the understanding of the plant kingdom with many benefits for mankind. Today it is still first and foremost a scientific institution. With its collections of living and preserved plants, of plant products and botanical information, it forms an encyclopaedia of knowledge about the plant kingdom.
 
There are so many fun and interesting activities happening in Kew Gardens all year round so please check out their website! Click here
 
The Gardens open every day at 9:30am, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Gardens close at 6.30pm on weekdays and at 7.30pm at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

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