The Arena Group Bury Fun Run is a great way to get active this year!
Entries are FREE for 2 to 14 years old's making this a fantastic fun day out for all the family.
Taking place on the same day as the Bury 10K the run starts from The Rock shopping centre in Bury and takes participants on a short journey of about 1.4km around the local area.
Run For All events aim to be entirely inclusive, regardless of ability. So, if your child has mobility or other issues or has any other special considerations, please get in touch so we can help you and them have the best experience.
All finishers will be rewarded with goodies such as water, food and that all-important medal to show off to friends!
How to enter Instructions
Registering a young runner aged between 2 and 8 years old:
Using the Aged 18+ entry type, register the adult and within the booking process the system will ask you to provide the Full Name and age of the child/children you are registering.
Registering a young runner aged between 9 and 17 years old:
Entries must be completed by a parent/guardian aged 18 years or over on behalf of the child
Collecting your race number is the main thing to remember on race day. You can do this at our Race Office which will be open from 10.00am on Sunday 20th September. The Race Office will be located in Parson’s Lane Car Park.
Please bring safety pins with you as your race number will need to be attached to your t-shirt.
A number of car parks are located close to the event village:
Castle Leisure Centre
Millgate Shopping Centre
Please visit here for car park details including parking charges and ensure that you have planned your journey and where you will park in advance.
Please be aware that Parsons Lane Car Park will be hosting the event village and will therefore be closed on both Saturday and Sunday of event weekend. Please also avoid parking in private car parks with customer and time restrictions.
Runners should arrive ready to run as there is no baggage store for the Fun Run, so please leave your bag and extra clothes with your family and friends who will be cheering you on.
All runners are required to assemble at The Rock for a warm up before being led to the start of their race.
I’m sure lots of fans are coming to support you! Please get them to head to the start/finish line so they can see you zoom past them and collect your finishers medal.
Are you race ready? There isn’t a baggage store for Fun Run run so please leave your bag and extra clothes with your family and friends who will be cheering you on.
To help you feel ready and raring to go, our friends from Pure Gym on will be offering a fun warm-up
After you fly across the finish line, don’t forget to collect your goodies including that all important medal. Running is thirsty work, so grab a free bottle of water too – provided by the Asda Foundation.
You will be directed to the collection point by our team of friendly volunteers where you’ll be able to meet back up with your parents and guardians. This is where you can show everyone your brand new, shiny medal!
Please remember to pace yourself but, most importantly, enjoy your run! There will be a team of photographers on course who will want to see some of your cheesiest smiles. You’ll get your personal photos emailed to you to purchase from marathonphotos.com the following week.
Should you not wish for your photo to be used in this way, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org prior to race day.
In 2020 the Bury fun run will be supporting Once Upon a Smile
Children taking part in the Bury Fun Run are encouraged to raise a small amount of money to help a local cause. They can, of course, choose any charity of their choice – or opt to support the event’s official partner charity, Once Upon a Smile.
Once Upon a Smile provide emotional and practical support to bereaved families at their time of need.
When a loved one dies a life is turned upside down.
Families are often left to grieve alone with no, or little support available and this can often have a devastating impact on family life and children.
Once Upon a Smile provide opportunities for bereaved children and their families to share their thoughts and feelings in a fun and safe environment.
Once Upon a Smile also provide practical support to bereaved families that consists of financial support and respite breaks.
Click here for more information about Once Upon a Smile.
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