York Fun Run
Given the COVID-19 outbreak a number of the Run For All events in 2020 have been postponed till later in the year or have been moved to 2021. Given the York Fun Run isn’t due to take place until August, at present we are hopeful we will still be able to stage this event as planned. However, the team are monitoring the situation closely and will advise all entrants should the decision be made to postpone this event also.
The Arena Group York 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 Asda Foundation York 10K the route offers the chance to experience an impressive start/finish and crowds lining the Knavesmire.
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!
Event Distance: 2.4K
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
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You will need to collect your race number(s) over the event weekend. Come to the race office on The Knavesmire from 12noon -3.00pm on Saturday or from 10.00am on Sunday morning. Please make sure you leave plenty of time on Sunday as the runs start at 11.45am on Knavesmire Road and the area will be busy following the York 10K.
Please bring safety pins with you as your race number will need to be attached to your t-shirt.
Parking for the Fun Run will be available on Knavesmire Road, the same at the 10K – easily reached from across the city and with ample onsite free parking. Please take extra care when parking as this area will be busy with lots of excited runners!
Dedicated event parking will be held on the grounds by York Racecourse, located off Bishopthorpe Road. Signage will be in place on event day. Event parking will be available between 10am and 1pm.
All runners are required to assemble on the start line for a warm up before the start of their race.
All Fun runners should head to the start line at 11.30am with the warm up beginning at 11.35am and the race beginning at 11.45am.
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 Active Nation 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 York fun run will be supporting Kids Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Children taking part in the York 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, KIDS Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
KIDS exists to enable all disabled children, young people and their families to enjoy their lives and our vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people to realise their aspirations.
KIDS support children with any impairment, from birth to 25 years, ensuring continuity of support as children become adults.
If you have requested a fundraising pack from one of the event's partner charities, this should be with you soon. If you have not received your fundraising pack at least 4 weeks before the event, please contact the partner charity you have selected directly.
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