Richmond RUNFEST Kids' Mile

Kids' Run for charity at Richmond RUNFEST

“That trophy's mine”, is probably the only thought in the mind of the nipper pictured above competing in a previous Richmond RUNFEST Kid's Mile – the children's event that is possibly unique as from this year it has its own headline charity and every finisher is a prizewinner.

Always seeking to innovate, the Richmond RUNFEST team is delighted to announce Children with Cancer UK as title charity partner for Richmond RUNFEST Kids’ Mile races on Saturday 12th September 2020 from 2pm – 5pm.

RUNFEST Kids' Mile has grown exponentially since its introduction in 2013, when organisers set the challenge to create a kid's run that’s fun, inclusive and you don’t have to win to get a prize. With the help of Nike, every Kids’ Mile finisher over the past seven years has been rewarded like the true champions they are with a quality Nike T-shirt and a huge medal.

Each year, RUNFEST donates more than half the 1,500 entries free to local schools. The total number of free places provided this way to date is 5,600 or almost 75% of the total finishers.

Jade Bedford, Head of Charities, said: “The Kids’ Mile has always been our favourite event and we never take for granted seeing our kids grow each year and enjoy running more. Now that the Kids’ race is a sell out event, it’s time to give something back to families who need it, so we are ecstatic to welcome Children with Cancer UK and we hope to encourage children to not only learn about fundraising but to learn about how and why they are making a difference.”

Jonathan Littledale of Children with Cancer UK said: “We're delighted to be partnering with Richmond RUNFEST for this year’s Children with Cancer UK Kids' Mile. Through this partnership we hope to inspire kids to pick up their running shoes and take on this brilliant event in aid of Children with Cancer UK and the children and young people that we support. This partnership will help us raise awareness and funds for vital lifesaving childhood cancer research and support our vision of a world where no child dies of cancer.”

The 12 September date will not disappoint with great local bands setting the atmosphere for the day and partners such as Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and Lions Sports Academy providing the children's entertainment. The Fuller’s bar will be open from 11am with quality food vendors to sustain the kids and their parents.

To make a full day of it there are places in the renowned Kew Gardens 10K in the morning and the Richmond Sundown 5K in the evening for older siblings and parents to get their Nike tee’s and chunky medals too.

Registration for the Children with Cancer UK Kids’ Mile is now open at Richmond RUNFEST here.

Image courtesy Richmond RUNFEST

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