Runners are being invited to join in this year's Richmond Runfest, as organisers gear up ahead of the race in September.

This year's Richmond Runfest, which follows a 10-mile course, is already filling up fast.

Entrants will not only run through the World Heritage Site and the Botanic Royal gardens, but this year will also be running past dazzling Chihuly glass sculptures.

The event – which takes place on September 14, is London’s flattest 10k race and provides the only opportunity to run around the capital’s biggest garden.

Last year, the race was won by double Commonwealth Games gold medallist Michael Shelley who ran it in 30:21.

Runners will also receive male and female Nike tech finisher tee’s and a triangular shaped medal which slot in together to make a “pie”.

A “Kew the Run” t-shirt was released earlier this year which includes a Banksy inspired skyline of Kew Gardens and the golden heart medal links in with British Heart Foundation which is also Runfest’s Charity of the Year.

The Richmond Runfest is part of a two-day event for families to enjoy. Other activities taking place in Kew Gardens also include the Richmond Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Kids’ Races, Family Mile, and a new 5 mile run which will be launched soon.

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