Kew Gardens Half Marathon
Sun 31 Mar 2024 Richmond, UK 20% off

gofundme Kew Gardens Half Marathon

The Kew Half Marathon starts inside Kew Gardens and every runner will receive a fantastic medal, a technical running t-shirt (male & female cut) and free entry into the gardens!

  • Sun 31 Mar 2024
  • 20% off
Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond

Kew Gardens Half Marathon

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Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running


These events have the rare privilege of starting in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens where each runner plus 3 spectators get free entry as part of event day!

The Kew Gardens half marathon finishes with a post-race family picnic inside the gardens! The 10K will take place all inside Kew Gardens, with the half marathon starting in the gardens before taking you on a scenic tour of Richmond including Richmond Bridge and Ham House before winding its way back to the gardens to finish.

All of the routes are fast, flat and beautiful. They are the perfect opportunity for a tune-up race pre-London or Manchester marathons and the chance to lock into some marathon-paced miles.


  • Free access to Kew Gardens

    Rare opportunity to run in the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens.

  • Music, entertainment

    Finish your run with an acoustic music celebration inside the gardens.

  • Famously good rewards

    Amazing male and female cut tech T-shirts and chunky medals.

This event is part of gofundme Kew The Run.

Event video

  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Free venue entry
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Wheelchair users


  • 06:45 | Collect race pack
  • 08:30 | Kew Gardens 10K


  • 06:45 | Collect race pack
  • 08:30 | Kew Gardens Half Marathon

Wheelchair users

  • The Kew Gardens 10k is wheelchair friendly.
  • The Kew Gardens Half is more difficult due to the race running on the Thames Towpath.

  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Royal Botanic Gardens
Greater London

By bus

You could park in Richmond or Brentford and get the 65 bus to Kew Green.

Official parking

Must be booked in advance.

Alternative parking

  • JustPark
  • Your Parking Space
  • NCP Richmond Station
  • Richmond Riverside Car Park
  • 6 nearby Council Car Parks

  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

The route starts on closed roads inside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, before venturing down the Richmond towpath and riverside to Ham House before turning to finish back at Kew Gardens next to the River Thames.

There's a mixture of flat tarmac inside Kew Gardens with multi-terrain on the towpath. No hills!

Starting outside the Hive at Kew Gardens the brand new course run through the beautiful gardens before running down the beautiful Thames tow path before finishing back at Kew.

London's flattest half marathon

This is still London's flattest half marathon and even flatter than last years Richmond Half Marathon! The new course has a net drop of 3ft and only a total uphill of 181ft across the whole 13.1miles.

Looking for a tune-up race pre-London (3 weeks before) or Manchester (2 weeks before) marathon? Kew the Run offers a flat and fast course presenting a perfect chance to lock in to some marathon-paced miles.


  • Public transport links
  • Recycling

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt


  • Fantastic medal
  • Amazing technical tee (including female cut)
  • Supporters free entry into Kew Gardens for 2 adults and 2 children plus runner (must enter before 8.30am - normally £16 per adult)
  • Access to Children's Gardens
  • Acoustic music finish
  • Great goody bag
  • Snacks and drink
  • Clearly marked and measured UKA-certified course
Half Marathon medal
Previous year's medal.


Top 3 will win:

  • Trophy
  • Run-Fest event entry
  • Run-Fest goody bag

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Valid to 01/02/2024

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Valid to 01/02/2024

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Valid 02/02/2024 - 27/03/2024

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Valid 02/02/2024 - 27/03/2024

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