Richmond Marathon

Richmond Runfest have announced that the 2021 Richmond Marathon event has been postponed. The organisers are working hard to secure a new date for the event and we will have an update on this soon.

We will be contacting all participants who were taking part on behalf of Battersea, over the coming days. We know how disappointing this will be for our participants who have trained so hard and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has chosen to take part for Battersea and raise vital funds for our dogs and cats. We are incredibly grateful for your support.

Slip into your running shoes for every dog and cat with the Richmond Marathon around the stunning Richmond Park. This is London’s flattest marathon, with no hills, so is a great first marathon for beginners and equally for more experienced runners who want to achieve a PB.

You will start in Kew Gardens, then travel along the curve of the Thames and through Old Deer Park, soaking up the best of what South West London has to offer. With three famous bridges, two Royal Palaces and one famous river this race has been described as "the Worlds most scenic Marathon!”.

I want a charity place

We have a number of guaranteed places in the Richmond Marathon, so register your interest to run on behalf of Battersea.

Apply for a charity place

The non-refundable registration fee for a Battersea charity place is £35 and we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £400.

The money you raise by taking part in the Richmond Marathon goes towards the running of Battersea's centres.

I have my own place

If you have already secured your place for the Richmond Marathon we would love for you to run on behalf of Battersea.

I have my own place

Why run for Battersea?

You'll receive a Battersea running vest
Fundraising support from start to finish
We'll send you training tips

As a Battersea runner you will receive:

  • Top quality Battersea running vest
  • Fundraising support from start to finish including materials, ideas and tips
  • Training advice

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact our Events team on 020 7627 7893 or at