Kew Gardens 10K
Sat 29 Mar 2025 Richmond, UK

gofundme Kew Gardens 10K

The Kew 10K starts outside the famous Palm House in Kew Gardens and every runner will receive a fantastic medal, a technical running t-shirt (male & female cut) and free entry into the gardens!

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  • Sat 29 Mar 2025
Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond

Kew Gardens 10K

08:30

£37.50-£49.50

Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running

Overview

These events have the rare privilege of starting in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens where each runner plus four 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, Manchester or Brighton marathons. Kew the Run offers a flat and fast course, presenting a perfect chance to lock in to some marathon paced miles. There are also Xempo pace makers to help you judge your pace.

Highlights

  • Free access to Kew Gardens

    Rare opportunity to run in the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens.

  • Music and 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 Kew The Run.

Event video

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

  • 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. Please get in touch for advice.

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

Event HQ

Royal Botanic Gardens
Kew
Richmond
Greater London
TW9 3AE
UK

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
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

Overview

Starting outside Palm House at Kew Gardens the brand new flat course run through the beautiful gardens before finishing outside Kew Palace, giving you a rare opportunity to run through this special place.

London's flattest 10K

Flat, tarmac, professionally measured and certified. 

This is still London's flattest 10K and even flatter than last year's Kew Gardens 10K! The new course has a net drop of 5ft and only a total of 63ft gain the whole course. The new course now starts outside the Hive on the beautiful Broadwalk and finishes outside the famous Palm House. The perfect spot for a pre-London Marathon training run. 

Route highlights

  • Palm House

    Palm House is a remarkable indoor rainforest, home to tropical plants from some of the most threatened environments in the world. Many plants in this collection are endangered in the wild, some even extinct.

Palm House
  • Kitchen Garden

    In Georgian times, the Kitchen Garden supplied members of the royal family living in Kew Palace. Today, the fruit and vegetables from the garden are used in Kew’s restaurant. Also, more unusual and experimental crops are grown in the gardens, as they may become an important source of food for the future as the climate becomes more unpredictable.

Kitchen Garden
  • The Hive

    A visual tribute to Britain honeybees, surrounded by wildflowers, celebrating the environment that real bees need to thrive. The Hive’s mesh frame is constructed from 170,000 aluminium parts and 1,000 LED lights.

The Hive
  • The Broad Walk

    Just over 300 meters long, the broadwalk offers an adventure for the sense – with fresh fragrances, dazzling flowers beds and feathery grasses in a joyful display that evolves with the seasons.

The Broadwalk
  • Queen Charlotte's Cottage

    In spring the bluebells take over the beautiful wooded area that includes Queen Charlotte’s Cottage. The cottage was built as a country retreat, used by the Royal family in the late 18th for resting and taking tea during walks in the gardens. Many exotic animals were kept in the paddocks, including cattle, tigers and even kangaroos.

Queen Charlotte's Cottage
  • The Great Pagoda

    Kew’s Pagoda was created in 1762 as a gift for Princess Augusta, the founder of the gardens. The structure has had withstood a lot of adversity in it’s time. During the second world war British bombers used the Pagoda as target practice, repair holes are still visible today.

Pagoda
  • Giant Redwoods

    It is not hard to tell where the giant redwood got its name. This Californian conifer is the largest tree in the world by volume. When you run under these giants your nose will take you to the Sierra Nevada Range in Northern California.

Giant Redwoods
  • The Temperate House

    Filled with 10,00 individual plants, this vast collection may help us find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues, from climate change to loss of biodiversity or food security.

The Temperate House
  • Kew Palace

    The Palace is the smallest and most intimate of the Royal Palaces. Built by Samuel Fortrey, a Dutch merchant, in 1631. Fortrey’s initial’s, along with his wife’s Catherine can be seen above the entrance, still to this day. King George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children used the Palace as a summer home for many years.

Kew Palace

Sustainability

  • Public transport links
  • Recycling

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

Included

  • Fantastic medal
  • Amazing technical tee (including female cut)
  • Supporters free entry into Kew Gardens
  • Access to Children's Gardens
  • Acoustic music finish
  • Great goody bag
  • Snacks and drink
  • Course entertainment including DJs and cheer stations
  • Clearly marked and measured UKA-certified course
t-shirts and medals

Free admission for spectators

Kew Gardens is a ticketed venue so your race entry also allows an additional 2x adults and 2x children (U16) to enter with you free of charge when you arrive for the race!

If you wish to purchase additional entry tickets please finds them in the shop (£7.50 adult £2.50 child). 

For your spectators to access this free entry they will need to be in the Gardens via Elizabeth Gate before the gates close at 08:30am for the private run. Once the gates close there is no admission until they re-open to only paying customers at 11am. Once you are in Kew Gardens you can remain there for the rest of the day but you cannot exit and then re-enter without paying the standard entry fee. 

Prizes

Top 3 will win:

  • Trophy
  • Run-Fest event entry

  • Age 15 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
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There will be lots of staff ready to hand you your race packs on race day morning (from 6.45am) but you can also collect your race pack a week before the race at sports shop close by. Exact collection details and final instructions will be emailed to all runners 2 weeks from race day. 

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)

£39.50

Valid to 07/07/2024

Entry fee (Affiliated)

£37.50

Valid to 07/07/2024

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)

£44.50

Valid 08/07/2024 - 02/02/2025

Entry fee (Affiliated)

£42.50

Valid 08/07/2024 - 02/02/2025

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)

£49.50

Valid 03/02/2025 - 26/03/2025

Entry fee (Affiliated)

£47.50

Valid 03/02/2025 - 26/03/2025

An all round amazing event. How often are you allowed to run around Kew Gardens? The venue is fab, marshals are wonderful - singing, dancing, drumming, acting, hi-fives, shoutouts over the microphone, charity stalls cheering - you name it they do it! Not a single complaint about the route, something for everyone. Stunning stunning stunning. Leanne S

I’ve done this race three times in a row now and love it more each time. Organisation and crowd support is second-to-none, fantastic atmosphere the whole way around and wonderful happy volunteers at the end. It’s not a cheap race but it is good value for money when you consider the top quality Nike T-shirt and fab medal in the goody bag and, the best thing, that you can bring spectators in with you and you can stay as long as you like in Kew Gardens after the race. Shona G

Great flat 10km inside Kew gardens. Well organised and excellent atmosphere on the way round. Highly recommend. Alex D

This is a beautiful (flat) run, in the most unbelievable surroundings. I will definitely be signing up again next year! Georgina S

Kew Gardens is a beautiful setting for a run as the gardens are always stunningly kept. It was lovely to run past the famous greenhouse conservatory. The whole run was on paths within the grounds. Riaz H

A really nice race in an interesting and scenic location. Organisation was good, finishers pack was amazing (loved the Cadburys creme egg), great medal... a very enjoyable morning and a real selling point that you can stay in the gardens after the race. Rebecca C

Free entry to Kew gardens for you and your tribe is included with the entry of racing the race. Will W