The Royal Borough of Kingston Spring Raceday
Its back! Kingston’s famous Spring running event with twin runs over 8 and 16 miles.
Quicksilver Running, organisers of the Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon are re-introducing the two classic “breakfast run” distances in Spring 2019. The new Royal Borough of Kingston Spring Raceday takes place on Sunday March 31st with runners completing either one or two laps of the famous “Kingston Loop”.
The 16 mile race is ideally paced for Marathon training, falling just 4 weeks before the London Marathon and 2 weeks prior to Brighton. There will be an option to run an additional (untimed) 2 or 4 miles before or after the race for those looking for a longer distance.
The 8mile is a great introduction to racing over long distances or a shorter distance for those getting ready for 2019 who haven’t been training heavily over the winter or are recovering from injury.
Starting in the famous Ancient Market Place, runners will cross over Kingston Bridge and head up the iconic three mile stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames. The race then reaches the magnificent Hampton Court Palace before continuing through Thames Ditton and back towards Kingston Market Place. Here is the finish for the 8 mile race. The 16 milers will continue to run a second lap before crossing the line.
Both races offer the opportunity to run on a fast and scenic route with great PB potential and chill out afterwards over coffee and croissants on the Kingston riverside!