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Richmond RUNFEST Common Questions

Below are common questions that you may have.

If you have any questions that are not below please contact us and we will get back to you.

 

  • Richmond Half Marathon

Early Bird:
[From 25th December, 2023 – 15th January, 2024 @ 11:59 pm]

Club Entry: £38.00 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £40.50
Non Club Entry:
£40.00 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £42.50

Standard Entry:
[From 16th January, 2024 – 2nd June, 2024 @ 11:59 pm]
Club Entry:
£43.00 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £45.50
Non Club Entry:
£45 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £47.50

Late Entry:
[From 3rd June, 2024 – 11th September, 2024 @ 12:00 am]

Club Entry:
£48.00 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £50.50
Non Club Entry:
£50.00 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £52.50


  • Richmond 10K

Early Bird Entry:
[From 25th December, 2023 – 15th January, 2024 @ 11:59 pm]

Club Entry:
£35.00 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £37.50
Non Club Entry:
£37.00 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £39.50

Standard Entry:
[From 16th January, 2024 – 2nd June, 2024 @ 11:59 pm]

Club Entry:
£40 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £42.50
Non Club Entry:
£42 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £44.50

Late Entry:
[From 3rd June, 2024 – 12th September, 2024 @ 12:00 am]

Club Entry:
£45 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £47.50
Non Club Entry:
£47 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £49.50

  • Richmond Marathon PUBLIC ENTRIES SOLD – ONLY CHARITY LEFT

Early Bird:
[From 16th October, 2023 – 15th January, 2024 @ 11:59 pm]

Club Entry: £44.50 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £47.00
Non Club Entry: £46.50 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £49.00

Standard entry:
[From 16th January, 2024 – 2nd June, 2024 @ 11:59 pm]
Club Entry:
£49.50 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £52.00
Non Club Entry:
£51.50 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £54.00

Late Entry:
[From 3rd June, 2024 – 11th September, 2024 @ 12:00 am]
Club Entry:
£54.50 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £57.00
Non Club Entry:
£56.50 + £2.50 Transaction fee = £59.00

Unless you are an international runner, all September Richmond RUN-FEST race numbers will be sent out in the post 1 week before race day. If you do not have a race number by the Tuesday before the event, please collect one from the info tent in the morning of the race.

If you signed 

ABSOLUTELY! Your race entry includes free entry into Kew Gardens for 2 adults and 2 children, as long as they have entered before 08:30am on Saturday and before 09:15am Sunday.

There is NO ADMISSION into Kew Gardens after this time. Spectators do not have to be with their runner to gain access but must arrive on time and can only gain access Elizabeth Gate (postcode TW9 3AE).

Please note Dogs are NOT ALLOWED inside Kew Gardens but are welcome at the finish line in Old Deer Park.

 

After this time, we suggest spectators head to Old Deer Park (TW9 2SF) to welcome you through the finish-line. Dogs are welcome at the finish line.

es, you can run for any cause of your choice. Once you have your place you can contact that charity direct.

If you enter through a Public Entry place you do not have to fundraise, however many runners do and enjoy this experience.

When your ready start your gofundme page and get fundraising. Click here

Sunday 15h September 2024 at 9.15am.

Sunday 15th September 2024 9.15am

Sunday 15th September 2024 8.00am

Sunday 15th September 2024 from 3pm

Sunday 15th September 2024 3pm

Richmond 10K:

There will be one water station at 5.3km and at the finish.

Half Marathon & Full Marathon:

There will be a water station approximately every 3 miles.

More specifically, the Richmond Half the water stations  at 3 miles (water), 7.5 miles (water & Maurten drink), 9.7 miles (Water), 11.6 miles (water) and at the finish line.

The Richmond Marathon water stations are at 4 miles (water), 8.6 miles (water & Maurten drink), 11.6 miles (water), 14.9 miles (Water & Maurten), 17.5 miles (water), 20.1 miles (water & Maurten), 21.7 miles (water), 24.6 miles (water) and at the finish line.

For the 10k: The are two toilet blocks on the 10k course. First one is by Palm House Pond 2km and Another block near Lion Gate at 5km.

There are several toilets along the Half Marathon and Full Marathon course.

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT OUT TO RUNNERS VIA EMAIL 10DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. WE WILL ADD THIS TO EVENT PAGE WHEN THEY’RE READY.

Race entries are NOT TRANSFERABLE and NON-DEFERABLE. We do not permit a change of race number. A full refund will only be offered within 14 days of payment. After this there will be NO REFUNDS, DEFERRALS TO NEXT YEAR OR TRANSFERS TO ANOTHER RUNNER.

If you need your race pack delivered to an alternative address to the one you registered with, please email info@richmondrunningfestival.com to let us know before Friday 12th August at 5pm (if you are running in our September events). If you miss this deadline you will need to arrive at least one hour before your race to collect a new race pack from the info tent in the event village for a fee of £5.

If you did not notify us before the deadline we set we can not stop your race pack being delivered to the address you provided when you registered. This means you will have to collect a spare pack on the day and incur a £5 charge.

Our friendly baggage team will be waiting for you to collect your baggage. Please provide your own bags. For the Half and Full Marathon, your bags will be taken over to the finish line in Old Deer Park for you to collect your belongings afterwards.

All races start on the Broadwalk in Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Enter via Elizabeth Gate.

All races finish in Old Deer Park, Richmond.

Richmond 10k: Click here

Richmond Half Marathon: Click here

Richmond Marathon: Click here

RUNFEST Kids Mile: Click here

Yes, using disposible chips.

You place your ipico chip on your shoe. Please see example in previous final instructions document.

Please can you return your timing chip to runfest ltd, 

RUNFEST Ltd., Suite A, 8 The Causeway, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0HE

Sorry, this goes against our health and safety regulations and breaks our public liability insurance. We are responsible for our registered runners only and require emergency information incase something happens.

Sadly no.

Sadly no. It is Kew’s policy that only assistance dogs can enter the gardens. However on the Sunday, dogs are more than welcome at the finish line in Old Deer Park.

The Richmond 10k, Richmond Half and full marathon is on multi-terrain paths.

Richmond 10k/Half/Full Marathon – Sadly no (in-ear headphones) as it isn’t all inside Kew Gardens. Runbritain rules, not ours. However, you can use bone conduction headphones.

 

The Richmond 10k, sRichmond Marathon & Half Marathon is all on road and path inside Kew Gardens before running along the Thames Towpath. Please expect to run on flat path, road, gravel and grass (very minimal grass). The course is flat as a pancake.

Please contact us or call our office and we will be able to assist you.

For more information on our privacy policy please click here.

All courses have been measured by Olympic Games measurer Hugh Jones on behalf Association of UK Course Measurers and our event is ran under RUNBRITAIN rules. Therefore yes, it can be used for London ‘GFA’ purposes and Boston Marathon Qualifiers.

es, you can run for any cause of your choice. Once you have your place you can contact that charity direct.

If you enter through a Public Entry place you do not have to fundraise, however many runners do and enjoy this experience.

When your ready start your gofundme page and get fundraising. Click here

Absolutely! Your entry includes free entry for 2 adults and 2 children into Kew Gardens, as long as they arrive before 08:30am.