Junior And Mini Great South Run
Join thousands of young runners who will be pounding the pavements of the South coast for the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great South Run next Autumn.
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.
2,500 youngsters will warm up the streets of Southsea, Portsmouth on Saturday 17 October 2020 at the biggest children's running event in the South ahead of the Simplyhealth Great South Run 10 mile event which takes place the following day. Budding athletes, school friends and families can take on the 1.5k and 2.5k courses that take place in and around Southsea Common.
All child participants will receive their very own running t-shirt, a goodie-filled finisher's pack and that all important finisher's medal.
For any kids looking to take on a longer distance, the Simplyhealth Great South 5k takes place on the same day and is suitable for ages 14 and over.
Both the Junior and Mini routes start on Clarence Esplanade, opposite the Skate Park. From here, all the runners head west past the D-Day museum and Blue Reef Aquarium.
Mini runners then turn right into Serpentine Way while Junior runners head up to a turnaround point next to Mozzarella Joes. Both runs then head up Serpentine Way and down Lady’s Mile to reach Avenue De Caen. The kids then head for the finish back on Clarence Esplanade.