About

It’s always nice to know who is behind an event…

Run With The Girls is managed by Perseverance Events. The Founder, Richard Xerri, is a ‘half active runner(!) and a large contributor to voluntary service in the Surrey athletics scene. Richard manages the well known Salomon Citytrail™ Richmond half marathon, Summer Breeze Running Festival and The London Enduro 50km and 12 Hour Race.
Richard is the manager of the Surrey XC squad for children, a long-term member of Hercules Wimbledon AC, organises the Surrey 5k Championships on a voluntary basis and coaches locally with Ranelagh Harriers in Richmond upon Thames. He is also a physiotherapist with a clinical interest in knee pain and when he is not organizing running events, he manages a physiotherapy clinic in the centre of Richmond upon Thames.

Perseverance Events aim to have a charity element to all their races, supporting those who need help and assistance at difficult times. Your entry is much appreciated by all the charities involved in our work and during this year so far Perseverance Events have contributed approximately £20,000 to local good causes along with runners raising in excess of £150’000 for their respective charities.

Perseverance Events also organize the following events: