The Arena Group York Fun Run is a great way to get active this year!
Open to runners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, this popular local fun run is a fantastic day out for all the family.
We encourage children of all backgrounds and abilities to take part in the Fun Run, including those with disabilities and 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 a goody bag and that all-important medal to show off to friends!
We are also looking to increase participation by offering 150 free entries to local schools (max 10 entries per school). If you are a school please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to redeem your entries.
Event Distance: 1.5km
How to enter
Registering a young runner aged between 3 and 8 years old:
Runners aged 3-8 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults can accompany up to 2 children. Select this option by selecting the Family Tickets when entering.
When purchasing a Family Ticket, the adult is required to fill out their details first. Within the same form, the system will ask for the Full Name and age of the child/children you are registering.
Please note that you are not required to select the 'Minor (under 18) tab when purchasing this type of entry. All entries will be entered under the name of the adult registering.
Registering a young runner aged between 8 and 17 years old:
Entries must be completed by a parent/guardian aged 18 years or over on behalf of the child
Please note that you must select the 'Minor (under 18) tab when purchasing this type of entry.
Collecting your race number is the main thing to remember ahead of the big event. You can do this at our race office. Race office opening times will be announced closer to event day.
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, we 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.
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 email@example.com prior to race day.
In 2022 the York fun run will be supporting the Jane Tomlinson Appeal
The Appeal is the legacy of the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE who made headlines worldwide by completing a series of seemingly impossible challenges – after being told she had incurable cancer and just months to live.
Jane, a mum-of-three, defied her diagnosis to take part in countless marathons and famously rode across Europe and the USA to raise funds for charity.
The Appeal aims to carry on Jane’s extraordinary achievements by continuing to support children to be happier and healthier and improve the lives of people living with cancer. This is done through 4 key projects.
Kinesio Taping - non-drug therapy
Exploring the benefits of Kinesio Taping – and how it can alleviate pain in people living with cancer. Click here to find out more
OWLS children's bereavement care
Support for children who have suffered the devastating loss of someone special, like a parent or sibling. Click here to find out more
Children's health and well-being
Programmes to improve the mental and physical health of primary school children in disadvantaged areas. Click here to find out more.
Early detection of breast cancer
Supporting research into a blood test to detect breast cancer earlier, potentially saving countless lives. Click here to find out moreClick here for the Appeal website
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