Richmond’s hugely popular two day running festival returns to Kew Gardens on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September. Over 10,000 runners will take on the realbuzz.com Richmond RUNFEST, including British long distance runner and 2017 Queen of Richmond, Charlotte Purdue and Double Commonwealth Medallist Michael Shelley in Saturday’s 10k.
Purdue will be looking to retain her title in the Kew Gardens 10k, beating last year’s race time of 34:37, all in preparation for this year’s New York marathon. Shelley will have his eyes set on becoming the new King of Richmond adding to his impressive achievements this year.
This year’s running festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with a magical wonderland of Peter Pan, mermaids, lost boys, Captain Hook and the Pirates of the Jolly Roger and a record breaking number of entries. It will also be the greenest RUNFEST so far, with sustainability as a theme, and it is on course to raise £2 million for local and national charities over its 6 years.
Entries are still open for the brand new 2018 Richmond 5k; Pirate Run, Saturday kids mile and family mile. Don’t miss out, sign up now www.richmondrunfest.com