Junior And Mini Great Birmingham Run
Entries for the popular Junior and Mini events along Broad Street in the centre of Birmingham are now open! The Junior and Mini events take place on the same day as the Great Birmingham Run half marathon, making it a great family day out in the UK's second largest city. We look forward to welcoming our young runners to Birmingham next year.
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.
GO RUN FOR RUN
The Great Mini Run is proud to be part of the GO Run For Fun (GRFF) campaign, sponsored by INEOS, which inspires children to be more active through well-organised short distance running events.
Since the campaign began in 2013 GRFF has seen over 85,000 children take part in the short distance running events organised as part of the campaign. GRFF also try to educate, excite and engage with children through their schools and are working towards educating our younger generation about how important it is to have a healthy lifestyle. Recently launching Dart TV on their website, this includes 12 funny and educational videos of the mascot Dart teaching children about topics such as hydration, nutrition and team work.
The GRFF team travel all over the UK to host these events. Whether it is a school, athletics club or local park they are all FREE and open to ages between 5-11 years old. In 2015 the campaign has hosted the second year of their International Tour visiting Germany, Switzerland and Belgium and have also introduced France to the mix. The team went global in March reaching as far as Houston, Texas.