Welcome to the Richmond 10K. The race starts and finishes at YMCA Hawker Center, Lower ham Road, Kingston, KT2 5BH. Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity of running in one of the most scenic half marathons in London. The majority of the Richmond Half Marathon is run against the backdrop of River Thames.
The race start is 09:15 and is very accessible by car and public transport. There is Old Deer park Car park right opposite the start area.
The race has a great vibe and well supported by some local organisations. All runners will receive a medal for finishing as well as loads of goodies at the finish including water, juices, fruit and a chocolate bar!
We use the latest Chip Timing technology so you will get an accurate finishing time. The results are posted as soon as you cross the finish line! We will have a free baggage drop facility for you to use. This area will be cordoned off but we do advise against storing any valuables as we can’t be held responsible.
Arrival, Venue Directions & Parking
The race starts and finishes at YMCA Hawker Center, Lower ham Road, Kingston, KT2 5BH as indicated by the arrow on the map below. This is also race HQ and where the registration area is located.
If travelling by train/tube, the nearest station is Richmond. From the station, turn right and walk up Kew Road to Richmond Circus. From here take the first exit left on to Twickenham and continue until you reach race HQ. In total, this is less than a ten minute walk. Please check Transport for London and Rail/tube website before travelling as there could be industrial action!
If travelling by car, parking is available for over 400 cars at Old Deer Park Car Park (TW9 2RA) which is located opposite the event HQ. This is free until 11.00am on Sundays, after which a charge of £0.75 per each half hour applies (you can pay when you arrive and will be issued a ticket to start at 11.00am). We anticipate that this car park will fill up very quickly and so, if you intend to use this car park we recommend that you arrive early to give yourself enough time to find alternative parking should this be necessary. Should you choose to use the Old Deer Park Car Park please use the footbridge to cross the A316 to get to the start. Do not try and cross the road without the footbridge as you will be endangering yourself and others!
Among others alternatives, we suggest Ranelagh Drive which is adjacent to Twickenham Bridge (TW1 1QZ) and a five minute walk to the event - once parked, cross Richmond Footbridge and turn right towards the narrow bridge that leads into Old Deer Park and to race HQ. However, there is also plenty of metered parking (free on Sunday) available in the local area around Kew Road and the surrounding areas. Please note there will be no parking allowed in the Pools in the park car park at the entrance of Old Deer Park. Anyone that tries to park here could get clamped so we advise the other areas mentioned above. This car park is only for members using the gym and we cannot stress this enough that no parking please!!!