Richmond Marathon and Half Marathon
The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon 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.
Suggested car park is next to Richmond Station
Marathon, Half Marathon Start Location:
The Broadwalk, via Victoria Gate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond.
Full Marathon, Half Marathon Finish Location:
Old Deer Park, next to Pools on the Park Leisure Centre, Richmond, TW9 2SF
Full Marathon pacers and predicted finishing times:
3hrs, 4 hrs, 4.30 hrs, 4.45hrs, 5hrs.
Mixed surfaces: road, towpath and grass. Flat and fast! Course is NOT hilly! Woohoo!