Run for Margot!
Margot lived right on one of the gates of London's Richmond Park. Home to thousands of deer, parakeets, swans, geese, sky larks, runners, dog walkers, skaters, skiers...and cyclists and visited by over 5 million tourists every year, Richmond Park is one of the most unspoiled, unlandscaped, stunning green spaces in London, and we are creating a run on Margot's doorstep in a backdrop fitting to commemorate her by.
So please come and join us for the very first Team Margot Ten Miler, and help us to make an annual event that will make Richmond Park rock!
The run will take place on Sunday 2nd October. We will do a lap of the perimeter of the park, with a little extra loop at the end to get our fitness levels up! Hills, ponds, birds, Beverly Brook, Pembroke Lodge ... we will see them all, and have a view that stretches all the way to the City of London! There's a map of the run route below and you can download it as a PDF here.
We also ask that all runners be registered on the bone marrow (aka stem cell) register, if eligible. If you aren’t already on the register, please click here to find out how to join. It only takes a few minutes to register online and order a DIY kit to come to your home.
The maximum number of participants allowed by Richmond Park's regulations is 300, so please register TODAY to avoid missing out on a place!
The cost of participation is £20, which covers all costs associated with the event and includes your Team Margot T-shirt, timing chip, number and goodie bag. Should you wish to make a financial donation to Team Margot Foundation, please click here.
PLEASE NOTE: we are only taking orders for the T-shirt up to midnight on September 17th as this is a custom item and our suppliers need time to make them for us - from September 18th there will be no option to select a T-shirt size.
The run will start at 10am from our start area by the car park by Roehampton Gate [NOTE this is an update from earlier instructions!]. All runners will be provided with timing chips, race numbers, and a run T-shirt on registration. Bag drop facilities will also be available at registration.
There are plenty of car parking facilities at the Roehampton and Sheen gates of Richmond Park, and on surrounding roads.
South West Trains run to Barnes Station, or Mortlake Station and it is approximately one mile from there to Roehampton Gate in the Park.
We hope you can join us!
Together, saving lives
You can download the run route as a PDF for printing out at home by clicking here.