Richmond Imperial 5 and 10 Milers

Race Information Page


Travel Update - Richmond Park will be closed to traffic on the day of the race so please bear this in mind if driving.

Online registration is closed but you may still enter on the day. We suggest you get to registration by 0745 if you would like to do this.

The Richmond Imperial offers you flat, scenic 5 or 10 mile routes, predominantly along the beautiful Thames Towpath.
At Iffley Road we apply the same pared down approach to our races as we do to our garments. As runners we believe a race should offer a scenic, accurately marked course with friendly well-briefed marshals, ample toilets and parking and an efficiently managed start/finish area. In short, nothing fancy, just a really well executed race.

The Thames Towpath at Richmond, starting at Pools on the Park, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2SF

Sunday 15 September 2013 – 08:30

Enter online and collect your race number and chip on the day at Pools on the Park.
Registration opens 07:15
Registration closes 08:15

There is ample parking at the Old Deer Park Car Park, 
TW9 2RA. This is directly across the A316 from Pools on the Park, accessible via a footbridge.
This is pay and display, with charges of £1.30 for 1 hour, £3.15 for 2, starting at 0900. (You can pay when you arrive but the clock will not start until 0900).
Click here for more parking information

The nearest train station is Richmond, which is on the District Line and various overland lines. Pools on the Park is under a 5 minute walk from the station.

The course starts and finishes on The Old Deer Park, right next to Pools on the Park. Both 5 and 10 mile routes are predominantly along the Thames Towpath. The surface is mixture of gravel, dirt and tarmac.

Chip timing - please collect chip on the day from the registration at the event car park.

First aid
First Aid will be at the start / finish and marshals will be patrolling the course.

The Pools on the Park toilets will be available to all runners.

Water stations will be provided. More details to follow.

Facilities for spectators
There is a cafe in Pools on the Park. The Old Deer Park has plenty of open space for children to let off steam and there is also a small children’s playground next to the start/finish area.