Welcome runners to London's most exclusive race, the Richmond RUNFEST!
Saturday 16th September 2017
Kew Gardens 10k (All inside Kew Gardens)
NIKE Kids' Mile
Sunday 17th September 2017
Richmond Marathon and Half Marathon
NIKE Family Funrun
Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k Race Start Location: The Broadwalk, via Victoria Gate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond.
Race Start Times:
Below is an estimation of the race start times, however this might be subject to change.
Kew Gardens 10k: 8.30am Saturday 16th September
Richmond Marathon: 8am Sunday 17th September
Richmond Half Marathon: 8.50 Sunday 17th September
Kew Gardens 10k race FINISH:
The Broadwalk, via Victoria Gate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond.
Q. Can supporters and family see me in Kew Gardens for free?
Yes, Kew Gardens have kindly waivered any entrance fee in the morning, no tickets needed so runners can get the send off and finish they deserve. Cafes will be open for hot and cold beverages.
PLEASE NOTE: Friends and family need to be inside Kew Gardens before 8.40am otherwise they will have to pay the normal entry fee when the gates reopen to the general public.
Full Marathon, Half Marathon race FINISH and Nike Kids' race:
Old Deer Park, next to Pools on the Park Leisure Centre, Richmond, TW9 2SF
Full Marathon: minimun age - 18 on day of race
Half Marathon: minimum age - 17 on day of race
10km: minimum age - 15 on day of race
Nike Kids races: ages 5-15 years on day of race
Full Marathon pacers and predicted finishing times:
3hrs, 4 hrs, 4.30 hrs, 4.45hrs, 5hrs.
No pace makers for the half or 10k.
Kew Gardens 10K: All on road and path inside Kew Gardens. Flat and fast!
Half and full marathon: Mixed surfaces: road, towpath and grass. Flat and fast!
Course is NOT hilly! Woohoo!
Water stations: We have water stations at 3 miles, 6.5 miles, 9.5 miles, 10.5miles, 13.5 miles, 16 miles, 18 miles, 20.2 miles, 23.8 miles and at the finish.
With special thanks to Lucozade Sport, our Official Sports Drink Partner, we have the following Lucozade Sport fuel stations:
In the 10k, Lucozade Sport will be waiting for you at the finish.
In the half marathon, Lucozade Sport will be available at 6.5 miles, 10.5 miles.
In the marathon, Lucozade Sport will be available at 6.5 miles, 10.5 miles, 13.5 miles, 16 miles, 23.8 miles.
On-course support will be Body Fuel Raspberry and Sport Lite will be handed to ALL finishers when you come through the line.
Full professional cover in place throughout the course.
Marshalls: The entire course will be fully marshalled. Marshalls are volunteers so please say thanks to these amazing people!
Sweep Marshalls: A sweep Marshall will be present to assist athletes who do not complete the course and will be transported to the finish line.
Post Race Nutrition:
With special thanks to our Official Nutrition Partner HIGH5, all finishers will be rewarded with a High5 EnergyBar, the best way to restore your energy for the music festival and a High5 EnergyGel. Use this on your next run!
The Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon and Kew Gardens 10k will start in Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and finish in Old Deer Park. All runners and their supporters can enter Kew Gardens free of charge and we have baggage trucks in place to collect your personal belongings and transport them securely to the finish line where they will be safely stored until collection.
We strongly advise all runners to arrive more than 1 hour before your race. Any late comers who arrive after 8.40 am will be denied entry and will not be able to take part in the race. This also is the same for friends and family. Friends and family can enter after 8.40am but will have to pay a normal Kew Gardens ticket (visit Kew Gardens website for prices).
Please take Sunday public transport timetables and delays into consideration. There are facilities in Kew Gardens serving hot drinks and food so come early and enjoy the surroundings before your run.
Parking is unavailable at Kew Gardens and we strongly advise participants to travel to Kew Gardens via public transport. If you are driving, we suggest you park in Richmond and travel to the start via public transport (bus/ train) or on foot.
Richmond Fitness Expo and Music Festival in Old Deer Park
The finish line festival in Old Deer Park will open at 8.30am for friends and family wanting a prime finish line spot and our stalls will commence sales at 9.00am.
Your Richmond RUNFEST medal, NIKE technical t-shirt and free beer will be proudly given to you after the race. The festival stalls will be manned by a variety of local businesses and retailers to entice the whole family. This will include an animal petting zoo and face painting along with the 'NIKE Kids' Mile races', which will take place in the afternoon after the adult winners' ceremony.
A community event like this cannot happen without lots of volunteers. If any friends or family members want to get involved in the race they will receive a NIKE T-shirt, a free beer and a burger. Click here to sign up .