The team behind Richmond RUNFEST has announced a new running concept event, AIR:RUN, that will hit the roads inside Richmond Park, London, on 31st May 2020.
AIR:RUN will be a 10k and Half Marathon on fully closed roads and will be heavily linked with music and entertainment. AIR:RUN will also encourage runners to bring their headphones to the event as they also connect with nature including the 630 wild deer in London’s largest Royal Park.
AIR stands for ‘Audio Inspired Running’ and the event will be announcing a new running concept with more details to follow soon. In the meantime, the organising team note that runners can expect ‘music zones on route and entertainment that moves with them.’
Race Director Tom Bedford said “AIR:RUN has come about very quickly so we are gutted we cannot share the full details of this running concept; but trust me when I say it will be worth the wait. What we have released today is a great course inside London’s most beautiful Royal Park. It’s all about getting out in the fresh air, getting fit, having fun, pushing yourself.”
He continued, “Running takes guts, determination, motivation, inspiration; that is why some many runners are mavericks at heart, including us. So we wanted to break some rules and come up with a new event that will take running to a new level.
“Now, most big runs ban participants from using headphones. It makes sense as they often share roads with all kinds of traffic. But we have Richmond Park to ourselves. No traffic. No danger. So, we are going to push the boundaries and stand out compared with other running events out there.”
The organising team add that… ‘AIR:RUN is aiming to make a lot of noise in the mass participation market but in the sensitive natural environment of Richmond Park the music will all be in the technology. Runners will be encouraged to run to their own beat during the run and we are in talks with world-renowned scientists who specialise in performance enhancing music.’