Richmond RUNFEST - a new fundraising record

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Published 11 February 2016

Richmond RUNFEST have broken their record for the money raised through the 2015 event. Alzheimer's Society is one of the official Charities of the Year for the running event in 2016.

The Richmond RUNFEST, London's only half marathon and 10k to start in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew, has beat their fundraising record for the third successive year. The 2015 event total comes in at over £350,000.

Raising money to help worthy causes nationally and locally, the Richmond RUNFEST 2015 included 25 partner charities, including Alzheimer's Society, and two Official Charities. Alzheimer's Society runners raised over £50,000 to help fund the charity's vital work. 

Tom Bedford, Richmond RUNFEST race director, says:
'Our team are delighted to have yet again raised expectations and doubled the amount raised in 2014. The event has grown considerably since 2013 and I feel proud of all the charities, their fundraisers and volunteers who make the event memorable for so many. If we keep up this tradition of doubling our yearly fundraising, in 2016 the event will have raised a total of one million pounds for charity in only 4 years!'

Alzheimer's Society has been chosen to be one of the two Official Charities of 2016.

Kat Cox, Events Fundraising Manager, Alzheimer's Society, said:
'Alzheimer's Society is delighted to be one of the official Charities of the Year for Richmond RUNFEST! Sign up today, join our team and you'll make your miles count by helping us fight dementia.'

The 2016 Richmond RUNFEST will be held on Sunday 18 September including the Kew Gardens 10k, Richmond Half Marathon and NIKE Kids' Mile. Entries for 2016 are still available, however register now, this race is well-known for selling out months in advance.

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