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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.

Event World’s Shortest Fun Run – Burntwood 9th Sept 2018

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KP Events and their partners Burntwood Town Council are please to announce the 3rd staging of the World’s Shortest Fun Run on Sunday September 9th round the UK’s Smallest Park, Princes Park in Burntwood.

Previously held in 2013 and 2016, this a unique event that really does appeal to everybody of any ability, the youngest ‘runner’ was 3 months and the least youngest 93 at previous events.

All profits will be donated to Burntwood Town Council’s Charity for 2018.

Event starts in 18 days, 10 hours, 12 minutes, 19 seconds

You can ENTER THIS EVENT now.

It will take around 55 strides to get around Princes Park in approximately 25 seconds. Everyone who takes part could potentially be a world record holder! Medals to all finishers.

ADDRESS

PRINCES PARK, FAREWELL LANE, BURNTWOOD, STAFFORDSHIRE WS7 9DP

ENTRY FEES

Adult ENTRY £5.00 / Child (4-15) Entry £2.50
(FREE FOR CHILDREN AGED 3 AND UNDER)

All the information you need is contained on the event flyer HERE.

KP Events will be contacting the Guinness Book of Records to seek recognition once more as it being the World’s Shortest Fun Run. Watch this website and our social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the coming weeks for updates and further information. Enter folks!! It’s a small bunch of fun!! Small is beautiful!!

Queens Croft School in Lichfield

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.

Queens Croft School in Lichfield

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

WORLD’S SHORTEST FUN RUN FUN FEAST!!

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

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The Virgin Active “World’s Shortest Fun Run” World Record Attempt in aid of the Local Charity “We Love Lichfield Fund”, around Princes Park, Burntwood

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Event – Birmingham Fun Run – Sept 21st 2014

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2014 Birmingham Fun Run

Organised by the Birmingham Insurance Institute in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust (Charity Number. 700859)

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  • DATE: Sunday 21st September 2014
  • TIME: 10am Registration for 11am Start
  • STARTS & FINISHES AT: Sutton Park, Town Gate, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2YT
  • ENTRY FEE: £5 for 5K, £10 for 10K
  • INSURANCE: Full Public Liability
  • TROPHIES: To First Male & First Female of 5K & 10K
  • PRIZES: To First Two Males & First Two Females of 5K & 10K
  • MEDALS & GOODIE BAGS: For All Finishers

Sponsorship form and T&Cs will appear here soon.

Event – Birmingham Fun Run – Sutton Park 15th Sept 2013

2013_Birmingham_Fun_RunBirmingham Fun Run – Sutton Park 15th Sept 2013 – Organised by the Birmingham Insurance Institute in aid of Prince’s Trust (Charity Number: 1079675) – a 5k and a 10k.

  • You can ENTER Online now.
  • VIEW T&Cs
  • VIEW Poster
  • VIEW and PRINT Sponsorship Form
  • START TIME: 11.00am Sunday 15th September 2013
  • STARTS & FINISHES AT: Sutton Park, Town Gate, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2YT
  • ENTRY FEE: £5 for 5K £10 for 10K
  • INSURANCE: Full Public Liability
  • TROPHIES: To First Male & First Female of 5K & 10K
  • PRIZES: To First Two Males & First Two Females of 5K & 10K
  • MEDALS & GOODIE BAGS: For All Finishers

News – Smallest Park Fun Run – We’ll Be Back!

Our World Record attempt to set a world’s shortest fun run record on May 6th 2013 around the UK’s Smallest Park Princes Park in Burntwood, has officially not been recognised by Guinness Book of World Records. Why? Not a category they want a world record in apparently, boo hiss! So to all you 400+ folks who helped us in the fun event, we say, WE’LL BE BACK!!!! Yes we’ll be back Monday May 4th 2014 to stage another World Record attempt!! In what category?? We’ll think of something!!!

News – The Worlds Shortest Fun Run Challenge Set

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The Virgin Active World’s Shortest Fun Run World Record Attempt held today (Monday May 6th) around the UK’s smallest park – Princes Park in Burntwood, attracted close to 400 people to take part and complete the 55 strides around the circumference in times as quickly as 7 seconds and as slow as 56 seconds, all in aid of The We Love Lichfield Fund.

The one-off event created a lot of interest from a wide audience of people as Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events explains:

“This idea came out of a notion that where could we stage a fun run that everyone, irrespective age, ability or standard, could take part in; and the idea to run it around the UK’s smallest park was born. We have engaged with our new friends in Portland Oregon, home of the World’s smallest park, Mill Ends Park in Portland, which we call a flowerpot but they insist, as Guinness World Records recognise it – as a park, therefore it is a park. The transatlantic banter has been hugely entertaining.

We now have the job of convincing Guinness World Records that we have set a new record and 400 people, from age 3 months to 93, from pushchair bound to wheelchair bound, from doctor to teacher to secretary to waiter to long distance lorry driver to nanny to pet poodle – have had a bunch of fun setting it!

The weather was perfect, Christ Church next door to the Park threw open its doors to provide refreshments for the crowd and spectators clapped, chanted, whooped and sang to create a fantastic atmosphere, even encouraging 3 tortoises from a house opposite the park to have their own mini fun run!!

News from Guinness will come in a few weeks; they may or may not recognise the World’s shortest fun run at Princes Park, but much fun was had in the attempt and a good amount of money raised for a good cause.

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