Category Archives: News

Buy ‘Run Strong’ merchandise

Finally, after years of procrastination, we’ve gone and done it! We’ve linked up with our friends at Printable Promotions to create and launch affordable merchandise bearing our iconic RUN STRONG logo. The following clothing is now available for male and female bodies: Men’s and women’s running t-shirts. Unisex hoodies. Men’s and women’s midlayer. Men’s and women’s training vests.… Read More »

EVENT CANCELLED – Lichfield Half-Marathon – 1st Oct 2023

Dear Runner, The 1st Oct 23 Lichfield Half-Marathon has had to be cancelled. The event business as a whole has suffered terribly with many similar companies going out of business, including lots of our suppliers. Taking with them lots of runners entry fee’s with no chance of a refund. In 2022 we made the decision to go ahead… Read More »

£580 raised for Acorns Hospice

A cheque for £579.56 was raised from the World’s Shortest Fun Run event held in September around the UK’s smallest park, Prince’s Park in Burntwood. It was presented to Claire Snape, Area Fundraiser from beneficiaries The Acorns Hospice group. The event was organised by KP Events working with the Friends of the Park, the Burntwood Action Group and… Read More »

NEWS UPDATE – The World’s Shortest Fun Run 2021

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… Read More »

NEWS – Fradley 10k 2021 update

This year’s Fradley 10k will go ahead as planned, but with social distancing in place around the Start and Finish areas.

NEWS FEATURE VIDEO – UK’s Smallest Park and our Fun Run

Read more about our World’s Shortest Fun Run 19th Sept 2021 HERE. It will take place in Princes Park, Farewell Lane, Burntwood, and you can apply to join in. In early 2019 KP Events were approached by independent creative agency One Black Bear based in Birmingham to help them produce a video of their client National Express to… Read More »

Cancelled – The Solihull Half Marathon Sun 5th April 2020

It’s with great regret that KP Events announce that this year’s Solihull Half Marathon on Sunday April 5th has been cancelled. Since the event first took place in 2016, numbers participating have been falling steadily and event costs, notably for increasing use of traffic management systems to ensure a safe environment for runners, have risen steeply. This year… Read More »