Great Newham London Family Run
Entries for the 2017 Great Newham London Family Run on Sunday 2 July are now open! Children aged 5 years old and up can enjoy their own Olympic finish line moment as they take part in a shorter distance run in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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.
London 2012 Olympic legends such as Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Usain Bolt crossed over the finish line inside the Stadium, and now it's time for the younger ones to get excited about running and take centre stage. Each entry includes 2 spectator places so family and friends can come and cheer from the seats inside the former Olympic Stadium where the runners will finish. Please note: To participate in the Family Run, children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).
All participants who take part in this event are in for a treat as no other Family or Junior and Mini Great Run event finishes inside a former Olympic Stadium.
Starting on South Park Lawn the 2k route includes bands on the run and a tunnel of sound before heading inside the Stadium to finish on its famous running track, subject to transformation work being completed. All participants will be rewarded with their very own medal as soon as they cross over the finish line.