If you’re thinking of running for charity, why not take the scenic route? This event in September allows participants to run either 10K or a half marathon. Both courses start in Kew Botanical Gardens and finish in Old Deer Park, guaranteeing that the surroundings will still be a sight for sore eyes when your fellow runners are starting to look a bit jaded. There’s also a junior wheelchair race (8am) and one-mile kids' race (1.30pm).
Make your way into Richmond Upon Thames early to cheer your runners along the beautiful sites on the course or secure a prime spot at the festival finish line in Old Deer Park, where live music, a beer garden, a Champagne tent and live sporting entertainment are on offer for supporters and runners alike. If you’re raring to race (or you like the sound of a free technical T-shirt, a burger and a beer and want offer your services as a volunteer), sign up online.