Following the two successful socially distanced Kew Gardens 10k events, organisers Richmond RUNFEST have announced a brand new format for 2021. London’s flattest marathon will return with a new spring date on Saturday 27th March, followed a day later by the brand new AIR:10K inside Kew Gardens.
Race Director Tom Bedford said: “The Richmond Marathon was sadly postponed in 2020 but will be back with many social distancing measures and will be the only mass spring marathon in London, as the London Marathon moves to an autumn date.
Race director, Tom Bedford, said “I’m really excited about the AIR:RUN finally happening as the event was postponed twice due to COVID-19, but with our successful socially distanced 10k’s inside Kew Gardens, we have a venue that will make it third time lucky!”
“AIR stands for ‘Audio Inspired Running’ and runners will be able to listen to an audio tour of Kew Gardens as they run whilst listening to their own music at the same time.”
“We also look forward to welcoming runners back to our normal Richmond RUNFEST event in September, this will include a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Kids’ races, accompanied by our music after-party in Old Deer Park (COVID-19 permitting).
“2020 was a tough year for many of our events but we were able to put on two socially distanced 10k’s that are about to raise £200,000 for charity. We would like to say a big thank you to our runners and volunteers who have supported us through this year, and we look forward to a more positive 2021!”
Entries for the spring Richmond Marathon and AIR:10K are now open with COVID-19 safety procedures and a refund policy to protect our runners incase 2021 is not what we hope it will be.
2021 Events Calendar
Saturday 27th March: Richmond Marathon
Sunday 28th March: AIR 10K (Inside Kew)
Saturday 18th September: findarace.com Kew Gardens 10K (Inside Kew Gardens) & Children With Cancer UK KIDS’ Mile and Richmond Sundown 5K both in Old Deer Park.
Sunday 19th September: Richmond Half Marathon & Family Funrun.
Please note that events and dates are correct at the time of going to press but are subject to final approval from the venue.