Our front-desk team at the Mitre Hampton Court Hotel has selected the best races organised over the summer in and around London. So whether you are a passionate runner, an occasional jogger or an energetic walker, there is a race for everyone.
Ever wanted to see London’s most famous landmarks in under 2 hours? We know how – by running The British 10k! Starting off at Piccadilly, you will continue on the prestigious Regent Street before heading towards St James Palace and popular Trafalgar Square. You will then run on the Embankment, following the River Thames all the way back to Westminster Bridge. Waiting for you at the finish line are two of London’s biggest icons, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Get ready for a sharp start at 9.30 am and a race that promises lots of sightseeing!
Join Race for Life in Hyde Park and walk, jog or run 5k or 10k in an amazing atmosphere within the Royal Hyde Park. The event is organised by Cancer Research UK and thousands of women get together to raise funds for research against cancer. Whether you are aiming at a PB (personal best) or want to enjoy the inspiring ambience, add yourself to the Pink Army and conquer Hyde Park in style. Tutus, face-paint and pink attire come as standard!
The annual London Summer 10k takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Regents Park, right in the centre of London. Opened to both avid and first-time runners, the race offers a pace for everyone. There is even a 2-mile fun run and a Children’s race so the whole family can get involved!
What a setting for this exciting challenge! Whether you decide to walk, jog or run the full 100k race or only a portion of it, the Thames Path Challenge will follow the River Thames from Putney Bridge to Henley, passing by the well-know famous towns of Richmond, Twickenham, Hampton and the Royal Windsor. When you cross the Hampton Court Bridge, you will even get to see the Mitre Hampton Court Hotel!
Whether you are running the half or full marathon at Richmond Runfest, you will cross the start line in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s in Richmond. The entire race will see you run by the River Thames (the Full marathon will even take you to the Royal Hampton Court Palace)! But if you prefer a smaller distance, the 10k will happen on the 16th of September in the Kew Gardens.