NIKE Kids’ Mile
In September 2014, the Richmond Running Festival repeated NIKE Kids’ Mile for 1,000 children between the ages of 5-15 years. Every participant was awarded a top quality medal, NIKE running t-shirt as well as meeting local Olympians inspiring a new generation of athletes. The aim is to make running and being active fun!
Fun Runs and Kids Events in 2020
As the name suggests a fun run is a non competitive and in many cases are designed for children to take part in, though there are also plenty for adults to enjoy too. Because no one is keeping score, these races have a much more relaxed attitude and as such many will have a theme or element to them that makes them very unique compared to usual races.
You may see many fun races where people dress up in costume and run the entire race that way – it’s all part of what makes these runs fun! More recently Colour Runs such as the Wiggle Color Vibe have become very popular amongst first time runners as they offer short distances whilst keeping things relaxed and fun.
Training for a fun running can vary a lot depending on what elements the race has to it – as such you should find out all the info you can well in advance and then tailor your training to what you need to do on the day. As mentioned though many of these races are designed with kids in mine so you may just wish to go down to one and have a great family day out at an event such as the Big Fun Run
Kids Fun Run
These types of event are fantastic for children and alot of providers offer reduced entry prices for them too. Look out for ones that allow fancy dress, they will always appeal more to children if they can run as their favorite super hero or cartoon character!
Fun Runs for Charity
There are plenty of runs where you can also raise money for a charity, you can use our charity filter in the left search to find charities that support events. They will normally set you a fundraising amound and even give you sponsorship forms to help track any money raised.
ENTRIES WILL BE £15 ON RACE DAY.
The Nike Kids Mile was created after 2012 with the help of NIKE UK as part of our Olympic Legacy. To celebrate our first Olympic cycle our little runners will be paced by GB Olympians and 1,000 places will be donated to selected local schools for free!
With the help of our partner NIKE, every child will be chip timed and receive the best NIKE race t-shirt and cool medal. Race starts after the adult races in Old Deer Park with live bands cheering on our stars of the future.
Nike Kids start will be clearly indicated by the huge start arch. 10mins before the race children will told to organised in our holding pen where they will be warmed up by a local athlete.
The finish is the adult finish gantry near the music stage and children will walk round to the exit by our staff. Parents are not allowed in this area and will be handed back to parents at the end of the finishing shoot once the parent is identified. We ask parents to assist our staff by being patient during this time.
Results will feature on our event website at the end of Sunday.
Good luck to our little athletes and we look forward to seeing you in September.