Welcome to the Kids' Mile & 500m race!

 

The Kids’ Mile, was created in 2013 as Richmond’s post London 2012 Olympic Legacy event with the special help of NIKE UK. In September our little runners will be supported by Olympians and with the help of our partner NIKE, every child will be chip timed and receive the best NIKE tech T-shirt and cool medal. The race starts in Old Deer Park with live music cheering on our stars of the future.

 

Race Location

 

Old Deer Park (next to Pools on the Park Leisure Centre), Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2SF. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO PARKING IN POOLS ON THE PARK. For Parking information and how the get there, click here

 

Kids Mile & 500m Race Schedule

 

The races are split into school year groups with specific race times emailed to you in our final instructions newsletter one month before the race.

 

Packet Pick Up 

 

Race packs must be collected on the day at the Kids Registration, located in Old Deer Park. Packet pick up will be open from 11:30am to collect your child's race number and timing chip. 

 

The Festival 

 

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.

 

T-shirt Collection 

 

T-shirt pick up will be open from 12:00pm to collect your NIKE t-shirt before the race.

 

The Start/Finish

 

The start and finish is located towards the back of Old Deer Park. Head to the large race arch 10mins before the race to warm up with our GB athletes.

 

The Course 

 

The 1 mile course starts and finishes in the same place and forms one loop around Old Deer Park. The 500m race (for our Reception - Year 2) will be a smaller version of this 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.

 

The Finish 

 

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.

 

In 2017, we moved the usual Sunday 'Kids' Mile & 500m' to Saturday. Reason is to increase capacity and have a specific children’s day... It was a blast!

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