Family fun runs are a great way for you and your little ones to have fun and stay active – with no pressure to be the fastest! Short and easy with plenty of entertainment along the way, fun runs are ideal for the whole family to channel their inner runner in a no pressure environment.
Whether you’re looking to get a little fitter, raise money for charity or simply spend some quality family time together, we’ve outlined some of the top family fun runs along with tips for how to get the most out of the experience.
1.The Great Cumbrian Run
The Great Cumbrian Run has been leading half marathons since 1982 – but don’t let the length of the race put you off! As part of this event there is a family fun run of 1.5 miles, strictly for fun, relaxed exercise and having a laugh in the process. Suitable for the whole family, this relaxed race is designed for mums with prams, dads with toddlers, groups running together… and even fancy dress!
2. The Donna Louise Annual Family Fun Run
One of the many great things about taking part in a fun run is the chance to raise money for a worthwhile cause, and the Donna Louise annual family fun run is no exception. This run takes place every May at Trentham, bringing together the local community to take part in either the 5k or 10k fun run. Lots of families take part and enjoy the activities each year, with many spectators there to watch and cheer you over the finish line!
3. Thames Chase 10k and Family Fun Run
The Thames Chase 10k fun run is an annual kids’ running event, providing little ones with the opportunity to tackle an off-road and completely traffic-free route through picturesque parks and woodland. As long as your little ones have the right outdoor clothing, they’re in with a chance of winning a finisher’s medal and goody bag reward!
4. Harefield Fun Run and Family Day
The Harefield fun run is perfect for the whole family, with the choice of 2k, 5k or 10k routes. With arts and crafts stalls, food vans, hair braiding, face-painting and dance performances – there’s all sorts of family fun guaranteed to suit everyone!
5. Where’s Wally? Fun Run
Is your little one a puzzle book fan? The Where’s Wally? fun run turns London’s Queen Elizabeth Park red and white in the name of literacy, with lots of family fun along the way. With both a 5k and 10k fun run to choose from, this course is ideal for beginners or those looking to achieve a personal goal – plus there’s a 1km route for little legs!
6. Pretty Muddy Kids Running Event
As part of Cancer Research UK’s hugely popular Race for Life, Pretty Muddy Kids is an event so popular that it not only runs annually, but also at additional points throughout the year. Watch your little ones climb over, crawl under and charge through the course – all before tackling the muddy slide finale! Adults accompanying children can run alongside the course too, keeping active in the process.
7. Musical 5k Family Run
The musical 5k fun run that takes place in Jersey is the perfect choice for those who like the beat to fuel their feet, with brass bands, choirs and string quartets. A non-timed run with food stalls, music-inspired fancy dress and a variety of live music acts to please all tastes – this unique run truly provides family fun to remember!
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