Event – The Burntwood Wakes Push-Kart Derby – 16th July 2016

Burntwood WAKES LOGOThe Burntwood Wakes Push-Kart Derby – 16th July 2016, Supported by Burntwood Town Council, 12 noon to 4pm.

Event starts in 21 days, 12 hours, 52 minutes, 27 seconds

Venue: Burntwood High Street Sankey’s Corner / Burntwood Shopping Centre.

Course: Two adjacent flat 100m straight runs for non-powered karts which can be pushed or pulled.

Entry Fee: £5 per team and all proceeds go to local charities.



  1. Junior teams, schools and child based teams/youth groups scouts etc.
  2. Individual family and friend based teams “shedheads”
  3. Corporate teams, any companies who want to enter or rather teams representing a company.

Various to include:

  • Best dressed push kart
  • Best technical design soap box
  • Fastest push kart
  • Best team


  • Teams can consist of any number of people BUT in the race element there has to be the nominated driver and 3 push/pullers maximum.
  • The push kart must have steering.
  • The push kart must have brakes.
  • The push kart must be no bigger than but may be smaller than 2m long by 1.5m wide and 1.2m tall.
  • Any cover/body must be firmly attached to the push kart and considered to be safe on inspection.
  • The push kart should be made strong enough to withstand several runs of the designated course.
  • The push kart must have 4 wheels.
  • Drivers must remain seated at all times during the event and seats must be securely attached to the push kart.
  • The minimum driver age is 14 years old.
  • All push karts will be subjected to scrutiny for suitability and safety to take part, before being given a competition entry number. The competition will be based on a time trial event, you will race down the course a set number of times and the team with the lowest combined time will win.
  • All drivers must wear helmets and be fully covered (long sleeves and full length trousers) to be allowed to run the course.


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Event – The Lichfield Dash – 20th Aug 2016

lichfield-dashThe most unique sprint event in the UK… held in Cathedral close! First run in 1998, the Lichfield Dash in association with St John’s House, is a completely unique sporting occasion. Invited athletes race the 12 noon chimes and the crowds flock to Cathedral Close to watch a race against time come alive in a spectacle of speed, strength and true Corinthian endeavour. The Dash event is on Saturday the 20th August 2016 from 10am to 12.30pm.

Olympic 400m silver medallist Roger Black (pictured) attended the Dash on Olympic Torch Day in June 2012: “I’m delighted to hear the Lichfield Dash is back in its home city once again. When I experienced it on Olympic Torch day in 2012, the atmosphere was electric and it was a truly unique sporting occasion. To see it back in another Olympic year is brilliant and I wish everyone involved good luck and here’s to seeing The Dash idea spread round the UK in 2017 and beyond”.

The first ever Dash in 1998 was won by GB 400m international Paul Thompson of Birchfield Harriers. TV cameras captured the drama of the dash in 1999 where Tipton Harriers athlete Mark Anslow collapsed on the finishing line to allow GB international and Birchfield Harrier Carl Warren through to win the coveted trophy awarded to the dash winner. But true to form, Mark returned to challenge Carl again in July 2000 for the coveted dash title and to mark the occasion of the millennium, all race athletes were wearing Chariots of Fire style outfits of the 1920’s period.

The dash was held every year in July until 2012 when to welcome the Olympic Torch and its journey through Lichfield, Olympic 400m silver medallist in Atlanta in 1996 Roger Black presented the newly commissioned Dash trophy from Arthur Price Ltd to the winner James Whitehouse from Birchfield Harriers (pictured). The race never disappoints and went on to provide excitement and drama up to 2012 where the race ceased due to a number of factors. But in Olympic Year 2016 and with KP Events ambassador Meghan Beesley representing a real medal hope in the 400m hurdles in Rio, the Dash will be back and even better than before.

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News – Meghan Mega Confident

meghan-beesleyKP Events ambassador and GB 400m international Meghan Beesley is continuing her build up to the Rio Olympics. In her quest for a medal in America she recently won her event in Iowa beating a quality field along the way. She took time out to reflect for all of us at KP Events: “Yes it’s a great start and nice to bag the Olympic qualifying time early and earn a nice cheque as well!! I’m now in Doha for my third race before a well earned 2 week break. Thank to all my friends at KP Events, it’s lovely to know you are following my progress”. Of course we are Meghan, bring an Olympic medal to show us at the Tamworth 10k on October 9th!!

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Event – TCR FM Tamworth 10K – Sunday October 9th 2016

The TCR FM Tamworth 10k was voted 4th best 10k in the UK by Runners World in 2013 as it’s scenic but mainly flat 5k loop course takes in some of the town’s best scenery with its start and finish set in the popular Castle Grounds leisure facility with its gardens, sports amenities, walkways and cafe.

The TCR FM Tamworth 10k October 9th 2016 will start and finish in the beautiful grounds surrounding Tamworth Castle and will wind its way through the grounds and out into the town, then follow a canal section in Fazeley, before returning to the Castle Grounds.

TCR 106.8 FM launched in 2009 and is a not-for-profit community radio station based in Tamworth, Staffordshire, staffed entirely by volunteers. The station has strong links with the local community and provides a wide range of programming with a good mix of chat and music, predominantly from 80’s classics to new chart hits, as well as news and sports updates.

This is a Timing Chipped event.

£21 standard Entry, £19 Club Member.

Event starts in 3 months, 12 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes, 27 seconds


Race numbers and info are posted to applicants within the 10 days before race start.

ON THE DAY ENTRIES: There will only be 50 entries on the day and these will be available on a first come first served basis from 9 am at the registration desk near the Start/Finish area in Castle Grounds.

Parking for the event is available in and around Castle Grounds and some parking is free and some is pay and display so the advice is check the signage before you leave your car!!!



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Event – 23rd Oct 2016 Solihull Half Marathon

Event - 23rd Oct 2016 Solihull Half Marathon

virgin-active-logo-220The first ever RUN FOR RUN SOLIHULL HALF MARATHON IN ASSOCIATION WITH VIRGIN ACTIVE SOLIHULL takes place on Sunday October 23rd 2016 and with the official launch taking place soon, KP Events is delighted to say that the first 200 lucky people to register will only pay £20 in an exclusive early bird offer!

Event starts in 3 months, 28 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes, 27 seconds


After these have gone the price will be £26 (affiliated) £28 (non affiliated). There will be a link to the route on this website soon but the start and finish will be adjacent to the Virgin Active Solihull Club on Blythe Valley Business just off Junction 4 of the M42 and can house hundreds of cars on the day of the event.

Keep an eye on the website and in the enewsletter sent out to subscribers monthly. Not subscribed? Follow the link on the right.

“Run for Fun” (RFF) is an online running group founded by Maureen (Mo) Virtue in 2012 as a direct result of the inaugural National Lottery Olympic Stadium 5 mile run. Mo realised that the lucky ballot winners who took part in that race and who had shared their training stories through an online social media page would all lose contact unless she did something. Putting the idea of the “Run for Fun” group forward she was quickly joined by a few others and the original membership was 35. Since then membership has grown to over 6000 and it’s a rare occurrence to go to a race anywhere and not come across someone wearing a shirt bearing the RFF logo Ruffus.

Whilst running in other events is great fun Mo and fellow founding member Chris Murray wanted to work with an events company to stage an RFF half marathon. Chris is based in Solihull and had taken part in races organised by KP events so got in touch with Kevin Wilson of KP and now the inaugural RFF Solihull Half Marathon with Virgin Active as main sponsoring partner is all set for 23rd October this year.

Entry to the event is open to all runners and don’t be surprised though if you find you have a few hundred RFF members bearing Rufus and various motivational shirts alongside you.

Speaking ahead of the event RFF Leader Mo Virtue said “This is just so exciting and I can’t wait to see hundreds of our members running the Solihull Half Marathon along with hundreds of other running enthusiasts. It’s going to be brilliant and a dream come true!”

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Event – Kingsbury Water Park 10k – 20th Nov 2016


The Kingsbury Water Park 10k – Sunday the 20th November 2018 10.30 a.m.

Event starts in 4 months, 25 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes, 27 seconds



£18 affiliated, £20 non affiliated. Free entry to the park is available by showing your race number to the steward on the barrier or by telling the steward you are an on-the-day entry.

The course can get very muddy and wearing trail shoes is recommended but keep an eye and ear glued to local weather reports nearer the time. Like last year the chances are that it’ll be horribly and gloriously muddier.

The circuit is mainly flat with the odd challenging incline made more challenging by that darned mud that is clingy due to the soil in the park which holds the water very well!! Parking is free to all run participants, friends and family sharing the vehicle so come together to save on admission cost and more and more of you are staying on afterwards to take in the lovely park scenery facilities and services on offer in this truly amazing country park. There is an onsite cafe which serves decent grub and hot drinks too.

The 10k is an approximate distance due to the nature of the course and is a two lap race following a route that is mainly off road through magnificent scenery. Two laps of footpaths, grass tracks and a short tarmac section twisting around the lakes and pools of the water park, with a section alongside the river.

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2nd May 2016 – The World’s Shortest Fun Run World Record Attempt – in Burntwood

Write up – 2nd May 2016 The World’s Shortest Fun Run World Record Attempt


They came from far and wide, from Kansas USA and Cornwall and from Lichfield, Birmingham and Tamworth but mainly Burntwood in Staffordshire. Why?

The 2nd WORLD’S SHORTEST FUN RUN and it attracted hundreds to the UK’s smallest park, Prince’s Park in Burntwood today to help raise money for the local WeLoveLichfield charity fund.


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Event – Duathalon – Tamworth 27th Nov 2016

Triathlon England are delighted to announce that we will be working with KP events this year to host a Duathlon event in the Castle Grounds of Tamworth on the 27th November 2016.

Kirsty Shaw (West Midlands Regional Manager of Triathlon England) said “Within the West Midlands region we don’t have many run-bike-run events, in fact this is the first Duathlon event that I have seen to be organised. I am certainly eager to see how many participants we will attract”.

Triathlon England look to work with many organisers from clubs, local authorities, leisure centres and business to host training activities and events for all levels of fitness, focusing on all gender, ability and ages.

To attract all levels and abilities of fitness, we are pleased to say that we will be working with Phil Clamp (KP Events Ambassador) amongst other triathlon coaches to host some novice training days. This is a great chance for Triathlon England and KP Events to support those who want to get involved in a multi-sport activity and help gain that confidence in doing so.

Event starts in 5 months, 2 days, 10 hours, 52 minutes, 27 seconds


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RESULTS – The Lichfield Half-Marathon – 1st May 2016



Tipton Harriers’ Stewart Hawkes romped home in the cold dry and windy conditions at the 6th Lichfield Half Marathon today in a time of 1:12:35. He was nearly 5 minutes quicker than his club mate and KP Events ambassador Phil Clamp running his first ever half marathon in his long and successful running career in a creditable 1:17:10, and he was clear of third placed Gavin Kennedy in 1:18:01.

First female home was Preston Harrier Nichola Jackson in 1:26:45 with Melissa Venable second in 1:30:24 and Emma Langdell third in 1:32:14.

Over eleven hundred runners entered to run the race, with a remarkable turn out of supporters around the 13 mile course and hundreds at the Stowe Field finish ensured that the event was a memorable occasion for all involved.

You can see the full Results of the Lichfield Half-Marathon HERE.

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Event – Bower Santa Run – Lichfield – 11th Dec 2016

Get ready for some winter fun! A scenic traffic-free 2.5k route around lovely Lichfield. Dress up as Santa and join all our other Santas for the fun event.

Closing Date 05/12/2016 Distance 2.5K

Prices Standard £10.95, Child 12 or under £7.95, Family + 1 Child £25.95, Family + 2 Children £29.95

Event starts in 5 months, 16 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes, 27 seconds


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Event – The Xtreme Challenge – 5th Feb 2017


The Xtreme Challenge – Sunday 5th Feb 2017 10.30am at Catton Hall, Staffordshire.

Voted in top 4 adventure races by Runners World in 2012.

Event starts in 7 months, 10 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes, 27 seconds


Closing date is 31/01/2017

About the Xtreme Challenge

The Xtreme Challenge is designed for runners of all abilities from your top athlete to your fun runner. Set in the beautiful and stunning grounds of Catton Hall, we use all the natural features it offers to produce a different level of cross country running. We even throw in several man-made obstacles that will challenge runners of all abilities whilst having fun at the same time.


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Event – Florette Fradley 10k 12th March 2017

The Florette Fradley 10K is a popular run and attracts around 1,000 entrants each year. Covering flat, country roads, its a great event for beginners and pros alike. The Fradley 10k has previously been nominated in the national Running Awards for the Best 10k Race for personal best times.


Event starts in 8 months, 17 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes, 27 seconds

  • DATE: SUNDAY 12th March 2017
  • START TIME: 10.30am
  • VENUE: Fradley Village, near Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • 10k ENTRY FEE: £18 Club Runner / £20 Non-Club Runner
  • There’s also a 2k Junior event
  • Entry on the day is £1 extra
  • INSURANCE: Full public liability cover
  • MEDALS: To all finishers
  • TROPHIES: To first 3 men, first 3 ladies
  • Post code for your sat-nav is WS13 8NL
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Event – The Lichfield Half-Marathon – 7th May 2017

The Lichfield Half Marathon – Sunday the 7st May 2017


Event starts in 10 months, 12 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes, 27 seconds

  • START TIME: 10.30am.
  • STARTS AT: King Edward VI School, Upper St. John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
  • FINISHES AT: Stowe Fields. Lichfield.
  • ENTRY FEE: £25 Affiliated/Club Runner/ £27 Non Affiliated Club Runner.
  • INSURANCE: Full Public Liability.
  • GOODIE BAGS: for all finishers.
  • TROPHIES to first 3 men and first 3 women.
  • Refreshment stations will situated at several places around the course.
  • The race will use chip timings.


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