Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Kids Run Free in Richmond, Twickenham



On Saturday 3rd May, Kids Run Free launched for the first time in Twickenham, at Richmond’s Marble Hill Park.

Over 50 children from the local area had their first experience participating in a KRF event.

It started at 09:00 and there were plenty of races for 0-16 year olds and their parents. There was a 250 meter course on Marble Hill Park and no shortage of runners, both little ones and big ones. A couple of kids did 1K running four laps of the course and one kid was so keen that he ran 2K over the course. He was so pleased to have run so far for the first time!

Richmond’s Deputy Mayor, Stephen Speak, came out to give his full support to Kids Run Free. After inspiring everyone with a speech, he encouraged the participants by starting all the races and talking to all the parents.

After a successful start in Northampton, Twickenham is the second major KRF location outside of the West Midlands and it represents the first time the charity has taken one of its events to England’s capital city, London. With more than 50 children, the Twickenham initiative was just the biggest of the KRF events on 3rd May. There were 24 kids at Nuneaton, 35 at Northampton and 40 children at Solihull 42 children at Bidford/Stratford.

Yours Dashingly, Dash

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