This Sunday (19 July) will see Darley Park play host to the latest instalment of the popular Big Fun Run series. The events, organised by GSi events (who are also behind Edinburgh Marathon and Bournemouth Marathon), gives runners of all abilities the opportunity to tackle a 5k in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Set in 18 of the UK’s most iconic parks from Glasgow to Brighton, the 5k events are aimed at all members of the family, with entry free for children under 5. Last year, the series raised over £200,000 for charity.
The 5k course starts and finishes alongside the River Derwent near to the rowing club and visits each corner of the park as well as passing through its interior. Runners can expect a terrain of mixed woodland and paths with some gentle climbs.
Big Fun Run event director, Neil Kilgour commented on the series: “Tens of thousands of people take part in Big Fun Run every year, it attracts people of all shapes, sizes and ages. No event is timed, it is all about having fun and raising funds for a charity close to your heart.”
“It is a great event for all the family and it is not unusual to see grandma, mum and daughter all lining up together at the startline. We also have many people taking part in fancy dress to add to the feel good atmosphere.”
To find out when the next Big Fun Run will be visiting a location near you, check out their website here.