Kids Run Free Northampton
A fun running event for children aged from 0-16 which aims to promote an active, healthy and happy lifestyle. The Northampton event is organised by volunteers and runs every month
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.
Kids Run Free is a charity who are promoting children to regularly take part in outdoor activities, all of the events are aimed at gettings kids up and running from an early age whilst making it fun and interactive. With over 3500 already registered and serveral new loactions added for 2015, this event keeps growing in popularity year by year.
Before you come to a Kids Run Free event please register each child via the registration page. You will be allocated with a Membership Number (this is in the form of a bar code) for each child you register. Please print this off and bring to every event you attend.
On your first event, your child/ren will be given a Race Card for them to collect their stickers and a welcome free gift, please bring the Kids Run Free Race Card along to every event.
On the day
1. Arrive at 8:45am
2. Warm-ups before the race begins. Listen out for instructions from the race director!
3. When you hear your child’s group being called, head for the start line.
4. Prepare to time your child’s race - if you do not have a stop-watch, you can pick one up from one of our volunteers (limited numbers only).
5. Get ready...get steady...GO!
6. At the end of the race, make sure your child's time is recorded and a sticker fixed to his/her race card (Only one sticker per child will be awarded per event attended)
0-2 year-olds run 50m (plus subsequent races should they wish to)
3-4 year-olds run 100m (plus subsequent races should they wish to)
5-6 year-olds run 250m (plus subsequent races should they wish to)
7-8 year-olds run 500m (plus subsequent races should they wish to)
7-16 year olds can run 1000m if they think they're hard enough!