Children get set to make maximum effort for Bespak Mini Gear

Schools across King’s Lynn and West Norfolk are being urged to get their pupils involved in one of the region’s biggest fun runs.

Hundreds of children and adults are expected to line up for the Bespak Mini Grand East Anglia Run, staged by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, in King’s Lynn on Sunday 30th April.

Open to youngsters of all abilities, the 1.2 mile fun run is a popular part of the Asda Foundation Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR 10K).

Enthusiastic supporters encourage the children as they make their way around the route, which starts in Tuesday Market Place, and all finishers receive a medal, T-shirt and a goody bag.

Children from St Martha’s RC School in King’s Lynn, who have a proud record in the event, helped launch this year’s Mini Gear. For the past three years the school has, proportionately, had the biggest team in the field – and hopes to retain the title in 2017, too!

Title sponsors Bespak are once again making 150 places available to local schools to allow their pupils to take part for FREE. To apply for places, schools should email

Steve Lovatt, Director of Regularity, Quality HSE at Bespak said: “We are delighted to support an event that inspires so many children to pull on their trainers and run. It’s a fantastic way to get kids active and introduce them to the fun of a mass participation event.”

Run For All Event Manager Lynne Preston said: “The Bespak Mini Gear is a great way of getting the youngsters out and active – and a brilliant way for schools and other groups to engage their pupils in sport.”

The event’s official partner charity is the Magpie Centre, a dedicated Riding for the Disabled stable just outside Downham Market, which each week gives over 130 people riding or carriage driving lessons.

The event is supported by Asda Foundation, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, Alive Leisure, Bespak and the Lynn News.

For full details of the run, and to enter, go to /fun-runs/bespak-mini-gear/


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