Date: SPRING 2021
Guarantee your place in the Kids' Mile or 500 meter races!
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the postponement of the Children with Cancer UK Kids' Mile until Spring time in 2021 (Date TBC).
We have been monitoring the ever-evolving situation around the Covid-19 pandemic and the latest government guidance day in, day out and we did everything we could. We have also hired expert data analysts, to try and put on this event in a socially distanced way but unfortunately the structure of these races with them running outside of Kew Gardens, means we cannot socially distance these two events. Our overall priority is the safety and health of our runners, volunteers, staff, contractors and the local community.
We are currently awaiting final approval on the two 10K’s and as soon as we have this we will contact you immediately with a final update and the socially distanced measures we will be implementing.
Please click this link https://bit.ly/2OG8yfg to read our full statement which states all your options and information on what to do now.
We are excited to enter a new partnership with Children with Cancer UK.
Did you know, every week in the UK more than 70 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer? With your help we’re hoping to raise £35,000 from this event and continue to raise money for sick children and continue their life-saving work.
If you wish to fundraise for Children with Cancer UK, click here to set up a fundraising page and support our vision of a world where no child dies of cancer.
The Kids' Mile & Richmond SUNDOWN 5K races take place in Old Deer Park at the Richmond Fitness Expo and Finish Festival.
Location address: Old Deer Park (next to Pools on the Park Leisure Centre), Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2SF. For Parking information and how the get to the Richmond Kids' Mile, click here.
2021 Proposed Kids Mile Timetable:
The festival is complete with live music, the Richmond Food & Fitness Expo and the Fuller’s bar (for the thirsty adults). We are delighted to have Brentford FC CST, Marathon Kids and Lions Sports Academy bringing a variety of multi-sport activities to entertain our kids throughout the afternoon.
Race packs must be collected on the day at the Kids Registration, located in Old Deer Park. Packet pick up will be open from 1.30pm to collect your child's race number and timing chip.
The start and finish is located towards the back of Old Deer Park. Head to the large race arch 10 minutes before the race where Lions Sports Academy will be holding a fantastic and fun warm up for the kids.
The 1 mile course starts and finishes in the same place and forms 2 loops around Old Deer Park. The 500m race (for our Reception - Year 2) is only 1 loop. For the safety of our Kids, parents are NOT permitted inside the course. If you want to run with your child please keep outside the course parameter.
Parents are NOT allowed in this area. Children will be handed back to parents at the end of the finishing shoot once their parent is identified. We ask parents to assist our staff by being patient during this time. No child will be permitted to leave the Safe Zone without their parent/guardian to collect them.
Don't leave it until race day. Why not participate in some fun Kids training sessions. The Stragglers hold Junior and Mini Handicap series once a month. Click here for more info. There is also the Bushy Junior Parkrun with a monthly 2km time trial!
We are really excited to partner with Me too & Co to expand on our all-inclusive mile race for children with special needs in a friendly, non-competitive environment where every child is a winner and receives a finishers medal and prize at the end.
Me too & Co is an independent Richmond-upon-Thames based charity that provides activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs. They also support and provide therapies, courses and information for their whole families.