|Born||13 January 1957|
Ruth Kennedy (married name Ruth Patten) (born 1957), is a female former athlete who competed for England.
She represented England and won a gold medal in the women's 4 × 400 metres relay with Jannette Roscoe, Sue Pettett and Verona Bernard, at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand. Four years later she represented England and won a gold medal again in the women's 4 × 100 metres relay, at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The other team members were Joslyn Hoyte-Smith, Verona Elder and Donna Hartley.