Richmond Runfest are urging people to sign up for this year’s event as they look to break the 10,000 finishers across race weekend.

The race, which takes place on September 15-16, is the sixth edition of the race. There have been a record number of entries this year, with more charity runners than ever before.

Runners are on course to raise £2 million for local and national charities, including Great Ormand Street Hospital an Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Entries are still open for the 2018 brand new Richmond 5k; Pirate Run, Saturday kids and family mile. The annual race was started by Tom Bedford, as a legacy event for the 2012 Olympics. The first race welcomed 2,000 runners and 500 children.

The main goal was to encourage children to experience the joys of running, to enjoy receiving a medal and wearing a race t-shirt. 

Race directors Tom and his wife Jade want to inspire the next generation and for families to celebrate together. Tom met Jade working at the London Marathon. They got married on the grounds at Kew Gardens earlier this year. 

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