Richmond Marathon - London's Flattest Marathon. Run through London's greenest borough including Kew Gardens, Richmond Bridge and Hampton Court Palace. With three famous bridges, two Royal Palaces and one famous river this race has been described as "the Worlds most scenic Marathon! "Like the Richmond Half and Kew Gardens 10k, the RUNFEST Marathon starts inside Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The race will tour Richmond's greenest borough, the highlight being the majestic Hampton Court Palace! Richmond Half - Run London's most exclusive half! The only time you can ever run in the World Heritage Site - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew! Great medal, great goody bag, NIKE tech tee, music festival finish and a free beer! The race will take runners on a scenic tour of Richmond, one of London's most appealing areas. It starts at Kew Botanical Gardens and finishes at Old Deer Park, via a scenic tour of Richmond Riverside and Ham House.
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Beautiful run with amazing scenery! Not enough marshalling or signage around the river and you need to weave in and out of people out for their Sunday stroll along a very popular part of the river/ tow path after running twenty miles. Also avoiding boats coming out of the river. ...Read full review
Amazing location/scenery- kee gardens, Richmond, the river, Hampton court: beautiful. Marshalls were great and numerous, but we're missing on one or two key points including where the marathon and half marathon courses merged- I wasn't the only marathon runner unsure...Read full review
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