At the World’s Shortest Fun Run world record attempt around the smallest park in the UK (Princes Park in Burntwood 19th Sept) scores and scores of wackily dressed ‘runners’ turned up to have fun and raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice. Their mascot, Alex Acorn, celebrated his first-ever fun run medal in style as he whizzed around the 55-step Park circumference with Steve Jones Chairman of sponsors Crown Highways in tow. His company being massive supporters of the hospice as their charity of choice.
The weather was wonderfully late summery and helped create the zany atmosphere and build a real buzz in the air. Gym instructors from Freedom Leisure Burntwood helped runners to warm up ready for their turn to run.
Radio WM did a live broadcast as the event started, and the staff of organisers KP Events ensured that the day went well and everyone had a great time.
Kevin Wilson of KP Events said he was happy with how things had gone: “This has to be my favourite KP Events event, anybody and everybody can do it and get a medal as a reward too! All entry fee income will go to Acorns Children’s Hospice which is great news, we hope it’ll become an annual event and become part of the cultural heritage of Lichfield and Burntwood areas”.
Existing registrations will be automatically transferred to this new date.
When we postponed the Four Oaks Financial Services Lichfield Half Marathon from its original date in 2020 we were sure that we would be able to deliver a high quality and popular event at a new later date.
Unfortunately due to reasons related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and following consultations with local authorities and our other event partners, we regret to advise that the Four Oaks Financial Services Lichfield Half Marathon will not take place on May 9th 2021 and has now been rescheduled to take place on Sunday 17th October 2021 10.30 am start. Anyone previously registered for the original date will automatically see that registration transferred to the new date.
While we are prevented from holding the event in May 2021 all of us here at KP Events are confident that we can provide everybody with an exceptional experience in October 2021. These truly are unprecedented times, and we know so many of you are simply itching to take part in safe organised running events in the near future, so please stay tuned to our social media platforms and website for more information. For further information contact email@example.com
Event starts: in 23 days,3 hours,13 minutes,37 seconds.
We are delighted to announce that we have a new sponsor for this event. Four Oaks Financial Services is a well-respected firm of Financial Advisers based in Lichfield and will be the event sponsors for 2021 and 2022.
You can enter at a discounted price of £10 if you opt
to run for either of the two good causes Four Oaks Financial Services is
The Tamworth 10k will now be held on the 14th Nov 2021 and 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. The 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.
Event starts: in 1 month,20 days,3 hours,13 minutes,37 seconds.
The cost to enter is £20 (affiliated) and £22 (non affiliated).
PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to enter this race under the “Run for the Stan Bowley Trust” reduced entry price, then you agree to raise a minimum of £50.00 in sponsorship for this charity.
Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds: The Holloway, Lady Bank, Tamworth B79 7NA, GB from M42 Junction 10 (Tamworth Services) take the A5 North to Tamworth A51 Junction. At Ventura retail Park go straight on at the roundabout towards the town centre and Follow the event signs. From the A38 take the A5 South to Tamworth A51 Junction. At Ventura Retail Park go straight on at the first roundabout and follow event signs.
Public Transportation: Nearest railway station – Tamworth. Tamworth station is well served by trains from London and the north-west with London Midland. Book online at http://www.londonmidland.com and you’ll pay no booking fees or postage. The station is just a 10-minute walk from the castle.
Parking: There are a number of car parks in Tamworth town centre. The brown Tamworth castle signs direct drivers to the Jolly Sailor car park. This is a large long stay car park with coach park facilities. It is a short 5-7 minute walk through the castle grounds to the castle. The short stay Holloway car park is a smaller car park but closer to the castle, it is located on Silver Street. Please use these car parks and do not park on the local streets. Some parking is free and some is pay and display so the advice is check the signage before you leave your car!!!
We’re out to break a World Record again! The 2021 Worlds Shortest Fun Run will take place in Princes Park, Farewell Lane, Burntwood Staffordshire WS7 9DP.
We’re starting at 12:30pm on Sunday the 19th, adult entry is £5 and child £2.50. Fancy dress encouraged. All profits will be donated to Acorns Childrens Hospice Charity.
KP Events have linked up with Strawberry Fields Farm and Coffee Shop in Coulter Lane Burntwood to offer people taking part in The World’s Shortest Fun Run the opportunity to access their fabulous array of food coffee and unique recipe smoothies at a 15% discount off their usual prices both before and after the run has taken place. Simply show your race number to staff to qualify for this generous discount offer!!
If you have friends or family with you just tell the staff who they are, so they all get the discount offer!! The site is literally around the corner from Prince’s Park with plenty of parking available.
You can book a table by calling 03337727403, demand is expected to be high, as Kevin Wilson of KP Events can vouch for, so book early.
The Florette Fradley 10K is a popular run and attracts around 1,000 entrants each year. Covering flat, country roads, it’s 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 5 months,19 days,3 hours,13 minutes,37 seconds.
DATE: SUNDAY 13th March 2022
START TIME: 10.30am
VENUE: Fradley Village, near Lichfield, Staffordshire
INSURANCE: Full public liability cover
MEDALS: To all finishers
TROPHIES: To first 3 men, first 3 ladies
Post code Start Line is WS13 8NL
If you have any enquires please contact race director Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
Existing registrations will automatically be transferred to the new date.
Unfortunately, due to the continued risks of Covid-19 we are having to postpone the Birmingham Insurance Institute Fun Run, due to take place on the 21st March 2021. Initially, we looked to host the event later in the year, but following discussions with our event partners KP Events and due to the uncertainty around when mass participant events might be able to take place again, we have made the difficult decision to postpone until March 20th 2022, when we hope things will be back to normal. Covid-19 has had a significant impact on everyone, especially those in the events industry and charities who rely on donations from events such as these, so we hope you’ll support the new event date and help us make the run bigger than ever. As a result, entries will automatically be transferred to the new date in 2022.
Event starts: in 5 months,26 days,3 hours,13 minutes,37 seconds.
Start/Finish: Castle Grounds Tamworth. 10.30am 20th March 2022.
KP Events is working with the Birmingham Insurance Institute (BII) for the first time to host their annual charity event.
The route follows
our popular Tamworth 10k course which is a 2 lap 5k loop so you will follow
either 1 or 2 laps to complete the run.
Whether you’re a serious runner or just fancy a Sunday jog with the family around the beautiful castle grounds, this run is for you!
The profits from events organised by the Birmingham Insurance Institute Young Professionals during the year are donated to the BII President’s chosen charity for the year, The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone, and/or The Insurance Charities. Thanks to Allianz Insurance, Centrix Underwriting and Idex Consulting who are sponsoring this event.
Image above: 10k Fast Race top 3: Adam Peacock 2nd (94), Frank Baddick 1st (924) & Karl Welborn 3rd (95)
Huge congratulations to the Elite 10k Fast Race winner Frank Baddick (Newham & Essex Beagles) of the Florette Fradley 20k who came in with a very quick time of 31:13, followed by Adam Peacock (BRAT) at 31:38 in second place and Karl Welbourn (BRAT) at 31:55 in third.
First female across the finish line in the Elite 10k Fast race was Sonia Samuels (Sale Harriers) with a time of 34:03, followed by Becky Timmins (BRAT) at 37:43 and Louise Hackett (Wolves & Bilston) at 37:58.
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