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Run Richmond & win a Cayman Islands holiday!

Organisers of the increasingly popular Richmond RUNFEST have announced a super incentive to enter the 8th Richmond Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday, 13 September 2020. The male and female winners of both events will win a fantastic holiday for two in the Cayman Islands and one lucky entrant will also win the same brilliant award in a random prize draw!

This phenomenal prize comprises a luxury five-night Cayman Islands holiday in the Caribbean, with the opportunity to run in the IAAF-sanctioned Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon or Half Marathon on 6 December 2020.

Last year's marathon winner, Olympian Chris Thompson (Aldershot, Farnham & District), set a new Cayman Island Half Marathon record (1:07:47) as he celebrated his holiday in style. And anyone who enters any of the adult races at Richmond RUNFEST could win the same prize!

Race director, Tom Bedford said: “The prizes for the winners of the Richmond Half and London’s flattest Marathon are valued at over £6,000 each, so I cannot wait to see what calibre of athlete turns up this year.”

Adrian White, Cayman Department of Tourism said: “The Cayman Islands are a fantastic British Caribbean Island that I am sure will act as a huge incentive for the winners of the Half and Full Marathon and the lucky winner of the draw. The winners will get a chance to run the IAAF-sanctioned Cayman Marathon (or Half) as well as enjoy the miles of beautiful white sandy beaches, clear turquoise seas and Caymanian hospitality. I am also thrilled to be able to support wider participation in the Richmond RUNFEST.”

Entries for the seventh Richmond RUNFEST last year were up by more than 25%, as nearly 10,000 runners finished the six-race programme in historic Kew Gardens and Old Deer Park. The winning times in the flagship marathon, for those who fancy some free winter sun, were 2:30:09 (Chris Thompson) and 2:58:19 (Lindy-Lee Folscher, Epsom Oddballs). The half marathon victors were Owor Paskar (Belgrave Harriers, 1:11:35) and GB international Tracy Barlow (Thames Valley Harriers ,1:16:49).

The full marathon is half full already and the half is filling fast. Both races sold out in April last year. If 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles is a step too far, you can still qualify for the holiday prize draw by registering for the Kew Gardens 10K or graze Sundown 5K on Saturday 12 September.

Richmond RUNFEST also includes Kids Mile races on Saturday and the Family Mile on Sunday, plus the incomparable vibe of the FREE Music Festival in Old Deer Park on Saturday night. Charity fundraising is heading towards the £3 million mark since RUNFEST began in 2014.

For full race information and entry procedure, visit the Richmond RUNFEST website here

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