Thames Meander

A scenic riverside race starting from the Burnell Avenue Recreation Field, Kingston-Upon-Thames, TW10 7YE proceeding along the Thames Path on an out and back flat and fast scenic riverside route that is very well marked and marshalled all the way along the course, with well stocked check points. 

Runners World rated as one of the top 10 marathons in the U.K.

Course Description / Route 

Thames Meander Route/ Laps: The run route will still start at the new Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets HQ venue and will run beside the Thames Path as far as the Kew Gardens Car Park (steps mid way along) which will be the new turnaround point for both the half marathon route. Laps wise it will entail x2 – 6.7mile out and back loops for the half marathon and x4 6.7mile loops for the marathon along this very scenic stretch of the Thames Path trail. This is a trail run not a road race so please understand that both routes are as accurate as they can possibly be on this Thames Path trail. The turnaround point at Kew Gardens will be very well marshalled by our 1254 Godalming Air Cadets. Both the checkpoints will also be very well stocked with a selection of high energy foods, gels, drinks and electrolyte powders so you can keep well hydrated, retain your electrolyte balance and maintain your re-fueling needs throughout the event staging. 

The route will revert to the former out / back route for the forthcoming Thames Meander in October, once the flood defence work has been completed by the Richmond Council between the White Hart Public House and Barns Bridge. This will be an out / back route starting at the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets and heading all the way along the Thames Path towards Barnes as far as the Barns Sports Club, and back to the Start / Finish at Petersham Cadets HQ.  

Check Point Locations: 
CP1 Start /Finish Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts HQ, Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AH (KLP Medic) 
CP2 Kew Gardens Car Park, Ferry Lane, TW9 3AG (KLP Medic)

Awards / Race Support 

  • Lovely bespoke race medal
  • Winners' awards for the top 3 Male / Female runners for both races
  • Photography by "Gareth Parker Photography"
  • KLP Medical Supplies (First Aid Support) 
  • Professional Sports Massage Therapy by Louise Acher, from LA Sports Massage
  • Well stocked Check Points 
  • Well marshalled run-route 



Burnell Avenue Recreation Field



TW10 7YE