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Update - Worlds Shortest Fun Run

Update – Worlds Shortest Fun Run

2018-WSFR-02Paul Griffin of organisers KP Events and Cllr Heather Tranter Deputy Leader of Burntwood Town Council visit Princes Park in Burntwood to prepare the smallest park in the U.K. for the forthcoming Worlds Shortest Fun Run (WSFR) at the venue on Sunday September 9th 12.30pm start.

Last held in 2016 the WSFR will once again attempt to set a world record with Guinness Book of Records and Paul of KP Events is once again to attract hundreds of local families, friends, pets and people of all ages to turn up and have a go at the 55 steps distance for the Council’s Charity of choice for 2018.

“In 2016 youngest runner was 3 months; oldest 93 years young. Elvis turned up, the Stig was there, lots of princesses and fairies with cricketers and dancers, dressed up pooches and too many fancy dress costumes to count!! It really is a bunch of fun with medals for all to commemorate the day.”

Staff from David Lloyd Fitness and Racquets Club in Lichfield will be to entertain the runners and spectators alike.

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Cancellation – RUN, HEIFER, RUN! SUTTON PARK – 12th Aug 2018

It is with much regret that KP Events have to inform you that Run, Heifer, Run! have made the decision to cancel the UK Events planned for the Summer of 2018. This is not a decision that has been taken lightly, and is due to unforeseen circumstance. KP Events and Run, Heifer, Run! Hope to work together again in the near future.

In line with KP Events terms & Conditions, you will be issued with a full refund in the next few days. This will be done through Regevent online entry system, and KP Events administration team. Payment will be retuned to the account or card that you paid with. KP Events administration team will only be in touch again if there are any issues with your refund.

Again KP Events would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope to see you at another one on their races.

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NEWS – 2019 Fradley 10K is now available to enter at the 2018 price

The 2019 Fradley 10K is now available to enter at the 2018 price for a limited time. Also if you are one of the first 10 entries then we will send you a free KP Events technical training t-shirt!

Read more about the 2019 Fradley 10k

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Santa Dash raised £633 for Queens Croft School

Paul from KP Events ( 2nd left ) attended Queens Croft School in Lichfield to present a cheque for £633.48 raised from the Santa Dash organised by KP Events on Sunday December 10th 2017. James Knight of main sponsors Central England Co-operative is pictured left along with pupils and teachers from the school.

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News – New Charity Partner For 2018 Solihull Half Marathon

MS SocietyKP Events has linked up with the MS Society via its local branch in Solihull for it to become the Solihull Half Marathon charity of choice in 2018.

This very worthy national charity is always looking to new and different ways to get its message across and the KP Events team is happy to extend the opportunity to Helen and her hard working team the chance to work with us to raise much needed funds.

Details on how specifically you can help are set out below (click ‘More’) with links to the charity’s website, social media and just giving page.

The phone number for people interested in running for the MS Society is 0121 745 7981‬ and email address is mssolihullfundraising@gmail.com

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Overload Xtreme Challenge Partnership Special Offer

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KP Events have teamed up with our OCR colleagues at the Overload Run that takes place on August 25th at Brailsford near Derby, and together we’re offering a New Year special deal of £20 off if you enter for both events together (closing date Midnight Saturday August 18th).

You can apply for this double SPECIAL OFFER HERE. It’s that simple.

Enter for 2 of the UK’s best known and best loved OCR events and save money! And double the pain and agony that go with them!!

Here’s some information on Overload:

Overload Run – The ultimate obstacle course race. August 25th 2018 near Brailsford, Derby.

Overload is designed to be fun and build team work with 30 obstacles on every 6km lap, but don’t be mistaken into thinking its not tough, because if you decide to do more than 1 lap you will find out how tough physically and mentally it is as you run, walk, crawl and climb your way around our Ultimate Obstacle course.

The whole course is accessible for the spectator too and all obstacles can be seen, so bring along the family to watch you in action, oh and whilst you are challenging yourself they can get all refreshed at the onsite bar.

And if you have young ones who want to try out a full lap then that’s OK with us, we only charge £15 for under 16 year olds.

All runners will receive a unique medal and commemorative top for participating in the ultimate running weekend. More details can be found at www.overloadrun.co.uk

Free tickets to the National Running Show

As it’s Christmas we thought we’d offer you our season’s greetings and, thanks to teaming up with Sports Injury Fix, give you the opportunity to attend the NATIONAL RUNNING SHOW at the NEC Birmingham on January 20th and 21st 2018 for free!!

You can save £10 simply by clicking on this link www.sportsinjuryfix.com/blog/national-running-show-announcement-and-free-tickets

Be quick though as the link expires on 20th December! Happy Christmas from us all at KP Events

NEWS – NO BUSINESS LIKE SNOW BUSINESS

Scores of wannabe Santa’s descended on Lichfield (Sunday December 2017) and took on the challenge the annual Santa Dash held in the snowy freezing festive like weather to raise much needed funds for Queens Croft School in the city.

Stowe Field under the gaze of the city’s magnificent Cathedral witnessed the start and finish of the event, in between the Santa’s wound their way through the city centre streets and mingled with the crowds visiting the annual Christmas Food Festival.

Kevin Wilson of joint organisers KP Events praised the hardy souls who made the day so special; “ the weather was dreadful under foot and on the roads too but so many guys and gals and kids and dogs turned out to raise much needed money for a school that does fantastic work for youngsters in the city and surrounding areas who have a range of learning difficulties.
The atmosphere was fantastic and it felt like a proper Christmas Day!!”

This gallery of photos is courtesy of local photography student Rohan Sahota from South Staffs College.

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NEWS – KP Events Festive Fayre 2018

santa-hatLooking for a perfect Christmas or New Year prezzie for the runner in your life? Well the marketing boffins here at KP Events have had the fantastic idea to launch its FESTIVE FAYRE 2018 offer to you guys with the chance to enter our hugely popular and very wet, muddy and all round rather tortuous XTREME CHALLENGE at Catton Hall Estate near Alrewas at the special rate of £30 until midnight December 31st when the cost will revert to full price of £40.

Go on, any road runner starting their new year training regime simply has to try a 10k Challenge with knobs on, the knobs in question being iced water, electric fences, tyre lifts, cargo nets, mud slides and cross country mayhem!!

Register online via the ENTER AN EVENT tab above.

They’ll be forever grateful and they can keep the foil blanket at the finish as a souvenir and the unique XTREME CHALLENGE medal and goody surprise make for wonderful lifelong mementos of a truly unique running event.

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