Age UK Junior Dash
Our popular Age UK Junior Dash is a 2k run open to 8-15 year olds and takes place on the streets of Leeds city centre. All finishers receive a limited edition medal, cotton t-shirt and refreshments at the finish line in front of Leeds Town Hall. The event is chip timed and there is a prize presentation for the top girl and boy dashers.
Fun Runs and Kids Events in 2020
As the name suggests a fun run is a non competitive and in many cases are designed for children to take part in, though there are also plenty for adults to enjoy too. Because no one is keeping score, these races have a much more relaxed attitude and as such many will have a theme or element to them that makes them very unique compared to usual races.
You may see many fun races where people dress up in costume and run the entire race that way – it’s all part of what makes these runs fun! More recently Colour Runs such as the Wiggle Color Vibe have become very popular amongst first time runners as they offer short distances whilst keeping things relaxed and fun.
Training for a fun running can vary a lot depending on what elements the race has to it – as such you should find out all the info you can well in advance and then tailor your training to what you need to do on the day. As mentioned though many of these races are designed with kids in mine so you may just wish to go down to one and have a great family day out at an event such as the Big Fun Run
Kids Fun Run
These types of event are fantastic for children and alot of providers offer reduced entry prices for them too. Look out for ones that allow fancy dress, they will always appeal more to children if they can run as their favorite super hero or cartoon character!
Fun Runs for Charity
There are plenty of runs where you can also raise money for a charity, you can use our charity filter in the left search to find charities that support events. They will normally set you a fundraising amound and even give you sponsorship forms to help track any money raised.
In order to register to take part in the Junior Dash you will need to be supervised by an adult, so please get permission from your parent or guardian (aged 18 years or over) before you sign up. Please note, your information will be collected for the purposes of organising and administering the event only.
Click here to complete the simple online registration process.
Please arrive at the junior starting pen in front of Starbucks in good time. There will be a ten minute warm up at 9am on the start line before juniors set off at 9.10am. See page 8 for directions. For health and safety reasons juniors will not be allowed to start if they are late.
The finish line is on the Headrow which is a ten minute walk from the start. A parent or guardian must pick up their child from the finish area by showing the correlating wristband. This is ripped away from the bottom of the junior’s running number.
Please complete the safety information on the back of the running number and pin to the junior’s t-shirt. The chip timing device will be activated on the start and finish line to record their time. Prize giving The top three male and female junior dashers will be involved in a prize presentation on the Town Hall steps at 9.45am. Baggage There will be no baggage facilities for Juniors.