Nuffield Health Kingston Run Challenge

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Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey


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Distances & Prices

  • Run: 8.2 miles
  • Run: 16.2 miles
  • Nuffield Health Kingston Marathon: 26.2 miles
  • Marathon Relay (Leg 1: 10.2 miles, Legs 2 & 3: 8 miles): 26.2 miles

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About the event

‘Running the River for 26 Years’

Now in its 27th year, the Nuffield Health Kingston Run Challenge takes over the centre of Kingston and the Thames towpath once again this October. With 3 distances on offer and a fast, flat course, runners can either smash their previous times or simply challenge themselves with a new distance. The event also includes the Nuffield Health Kingston Marathon – the perfect way to put your summer of training to the test! The end of season timing is a great opportunity for a PB and the course is one of the flattest 26.2s you’ll find, with a fantastic route passing stunning sights such as Hampton Court Palace.

Event Benefits

  • Fast, flat course that takes in the banks of the River Thames and Hampton Court Palace
  • The 16 mile race is ideal marathon training
  • 8.2 mile is a great way to push the mileage up from a 10k
  • The late season marathon distance is a great way to put your summer training to the test
  • Hit your running goals with experienced pacing teams available from 7 up to 12 mins per mile
  • Electronic chip timing system with results texted to mobile phones after completing the race
  • Get a free running bundle (t-shirt, bottle and bag) when you donate £50 to Kingston Hospital Charity



Please note that these times are for the 2016 event and are here as a guide only. These are not the confirmed start times for 2017.


  • 08:00: 26.2 miles
  • 08:30: 8.2 and 16.2 miles

Race briefing occurs 5 minutes before each start. Pace groups for both start times will be set off in pulses to help spread runners out on the course.


  • 16.2 miles: Must cover the first lap of 8.2 miles in 1 hour 40 mins or less (max 12 min per mile pace)
  • 26.2 miles: Finish time of 5 hours (max 11:27 min per mile pace)

Age Requirements

  • 8.2 miles – Minimum Age 16 on Race Day
  • 16 miles – Minimum Age 18 on Race Day
  • 26.2 miles – Minimum Age 18 on Race Day



For health and safety reasons Human Race strongly discourages the use of earphones or any device which may prevent you from hearing important instructions both before and during the event. We reserve the right to ask you to remove them at our discretion.



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These results are provisional, and any queries should be sent to our Results Crew. These are compiled and any changes are shown in the final results here around a week after the event. If you are looking for results from previous years, please visit the main Human Race Results page.

Travel & Accommodation

Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1JT

Arriving by public transport

As this event is held in central Kingston, it is easy to arrive by public transport, however, it is a Sunday morning so trains may not be that frequent. The nearest train station is Kingston, only four minutes walk to the start. Please check for timetables and route planning.

The race is based in the heart of Kingston Town Centre starting and finishing in the Ancient Market Place. This is a great opportunity to do an early morning run and then meet your partner afterwards for breakfast before embarking on some endurance shopping!

Charity & Fundraising

2016KingstonHospitalCharityRunningBundeKingston Hospital Charity raises urgently needed funds to improve the quality of care, services and facilities for patients, their families, carers, staff and visitors of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Dementia is a condition that affects Kingston Hospital more than most as we serve an area that has one of the highest life expectancies in the country. As a result, nearly half of our patients over 75 have dementia, which is double the national average.

KingstonHospitalCharityx240Our ambition is to create a truly dementia-friendly hospital site with secure, safe, homely and comfortable facilities. We want to be the most dementia-friendly acute hospital in the UK with wards and public areas that support independence and are calming, comfortable and familiar.

To re-develop the wards we need to raise £750,000. We are now seeking your help to create a landmark facility at Kingston Hospital that will benefit our community for years to come.

Donate £50 to Kingston Hospital Charity during the entry process or raise £50 on your JustGiving page before event day and get a free running bundle (pictured) including a t-shirt, bottle and bag! You can pick this up on the day of the event.

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