Following its success last year, the Big Fun Run Series returns in 2016 with events in some of the most scenic parks in the UK. The 5k events will be held from July to October and are aimed at all members of the family with free entry for children under five.
Locations include Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham, London, and Brighton. The events provide a great opportunity to raise money for charity, with over £200,000 raised last year. Zahid Mahmood took part in last year’s Birmingham event after choosing to fundraise for a lifesaving baby unit that cared for his wife and newborn son.
He said: “I feel by doing the 5K Big Fun Run I’ve gone a little way to show the gratitude I have for the neonatal doctors and nurses.”
Big Fun Run event director Neil Kilgour commented: “Tens of thousands of people take part in Big Fun Run every year, it attracts people of all shapes, sizes and ages. No event is timed – it is all about having fun and raising funds for a charity close to your heart. Each run has a friendly atmosphere whilst offering an achievable challenge.
“It is a great event for all the family and it is not unusual to see grandma, mum and daughter all lining up together at the start line. We also have many people taking part in fancy dress to add to the feel good atmosphere.”
Runners can take advantage of the early bird discount by entering before 14 February, at which point standard entry pricing begins. To find out more about the 2016 Series, go to the Big Fun Run website.
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