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Richmond RUNFEST hit £1 million charity target!

by Press Release
Monday 6th March 2017
The Richmond RUNFEST, London’s most exclusive race, announces they have raised over £1 million for charity in only 4 years of running.
Raising money to help worthy causes nationally and locally, the Richmond RUNFEST 2016 included 27 partner charities.
'To achieve such a milestone in just four years is an Olympic achievement considering the size of the race. With the addition of the new Kew Gardens 10k and Richmond Marathon events, we hope to double this number in half the time!' Race Director, Tom Bedford.
Richmond RUNFEST are delighted to reveal the Official Charities of 2017 are: Macmillan Cancer Support and The Kew Foundation. 
‘We’re very excited to be the official charity partner for Richmond RUNFEST this year and would love for you to be a part of #TeamMacmillan!’. Helen Hancock, Regional Events Fundraising Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support.
'For another year we are proud to be the official charity partner of the year for Richmond RUNFEST, you can help support Kew by being part of #KewTeamOrchid!' Alex Stephenson, Kew Foundation.
Kew is finding plant-based solutions to global challenges such as biodiversity loss, food security, poverty, disease and changing climate. Our scientists are discovering new ways of using plants for the benefit of people, whilst working hard to conserve and restore the world's habitats, particularly those most in danger. None of this important work can be done without the help of our wonderful supporters.
Additionally, Richmond RUNFEST and everydayhero are proud to announce our partnership will run throughout 2017. Fundraisers on everydayhero typically raise 46% more than other fundraisers by making use of the fitness app integrations on offer.
The 2017 Richmond RUNFEST will be held in a new weekend format. Saturday 16th September the new Kew Gardens 10K will take place inside Kew Gardens. Sunday 17th September will return including the Richmond Half and Full Marathon. Entries for 2017 are still available, however register now, entries are 1 month ahead of schedule.
For more information and details of how to enter the races, visit: www.richmondrunningfestival.com

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