The Richmond RUNFEST and AIR:RUN organisers have joined the rainbow movement to spread hope to the community by thanking all NHS staff on the front line.

The team have announced they will be spreading hope and togetherness by offering free entry to AIR:RUN for all NHS staff.

Organisers have now introduced a ‘Rainbow of Hope’ theme that will be added to both Richmond RUNFEST - which takes place between September 12 and September 13, and AIR:RUN - which has been postponed until October 25.

Tom Bedford, Race Director of RUNFEST and AIR:RUN said: “Our World as we know it has changed for us all and we will feel this global impact for many months to come.

"It seems that the one thing we do have control over is kindness and goodwill, so we are spreading hope to our community by introducing a rainbow theme to all of our events and thanking the brilliant NHS staff for being our heroes during this time.”

“Starting now, the rainbow theme will flow through to race day with themed start/finish gantries, flags, banners and decorations.

"Runners, we encourage you to join in with rainbow running outfits to spread the message that we are in this together and in the autumn, we will run together.”