It is, however you need to create a separate ’My Details’ account for each runner and use a separate password for each entrant.
Standard online entries will close on the Thursday night 9-10 days before the event takes place or when the course capacity is reached, whichever is earliest. Late online entries are available up until 10am on the day of the race if the course capacity has not already been reached. You can also enter on the day of the race at the Event Number Station.
What you need to do is create a My Details account for your child and enter them in the same way that you would enter yourself. If you wish to use your email address, you can do, however you would need to make sure that the password is different to your own account.
If you have two children, you will need to use your email address BUT use different passwords when you create each individual account.
If you are having trouble logging into one account it maybe that you need to reset the passwords for each individual accounts.
Your Event Information Pack will be available from within your My Details account at least 10 days prior to the event. The Event Information Pack is a document that we, as the event organiser, produce to tell you everything you need to know about the event and is tailored to the specific race distance you are participating in. You do not need to contact your charity with questions about the event, e.g. start time, transport options or to find out when you will receive your event number.
If your surname has changed, please contact us using the form below and we can update this for you. This will be actioned within 14 days once the message has been received.
Your email address and password can be updated from within your My Details account, under the 'My Info' section.
Your contact number can be updated from within your My Details account, under the 'My Info' Section.
You can update your address details from your My Details account up until 3 months prior to the event date, using the 'My Info' section. After this date you will need to collect your event number from the Event Number Station.
You can update your predicted finish time up until 3 months prior to the event date, under 'My Events' and then clicking on 'Alter Entry'. At this point your start pen will be assigned and we will not be able to change your start pen position.
No, entries cannot be deferred towards future events.
If you have ordered any merchandise you will receive this within three weeks of your order. Overseas orders may take longer.
Overseas orders are sent via Royal Mail standard international post with no tracking information
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your merchandise you may return it within 15 days for exchange or refund providing the goods are unused. Please see our Merchandise Returns Policy for further details.
A carer, guide or any other runner in a support role is eligible for a free entry. However, they MUST set up their own 'MyDetails' account and create an entry into the relevant event. Once at the payment stage, email us using the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page, explaining your support role and we can manually approve your entry free of charge. This MUST happen prior to the entry cut off date or you will not be able to take part.
Please contact us using the entry form below explaining the issue you have experienced. If there is a problem that needs actioning we will do this so make sure you check back in to your My Detail's account within the next 14 days to check. You will not receive an email back from us.
You can update your expected completion time up until 3 months prior to the event date, under 'My Events' and then clicking on 'Alter Entry'. At this point, your start pen will be assigned and we will not be able to change your start pen position.
Your 'user' name will be the email address you used to set up their Account with, usually your own email address if you are the Parent. If you cannot remember the password you can request one at point of log in. Their Date of Birth is the unique identifier for their account.
You will need to log into their 'My Details' Account. Their 'user' name will be the email address you used to set up their Account with, usually your own email address if you are the Parent. If you cannot remember the password you can request one at point of log in. Their Date of Birth is the unique identifier for their account.
Unless you have an approved entry into the Event which would come as a confirmation email you are not entered. We suggest you double check with your Bank to make sure the money has actually been taken out of your account and come back to us if this is in fact the case (use the contact us form).
We do not offer a waiting list, even if people pull out of the Event nearer the time we do not reallocate their running numbers.
Please log into your My Details account via the Event Website, you will see within your account if you have an 'approved' entry, if so then you are entered and will be sent your running number nearer the Event.
Make sure you have not created two 'My Details' Accounts, often a runner will log into a different My Details account showing no entry however has another 'My Details' Account that does have an approved entry. Make sure you are using the correct email address to log in.
No. We do not allow runners to transfer between races for the health and safety of all our participants. Supplies are allocated per race, if we allow runners to move between races then one race would have over supply in one race and the under supply in another race. When organising a large scale running event race supplies (t-shirts, medals etc etc) are specific to the race and are organised and ordered months in advance. Please click here for more information on transfers and withdrawals.
It may be the case that you have duplicate accounts on the system, and that one of the accounts has an incomplete entry. It may also be the case that you have used the same email address to register another runer who has an incomplete entry. As long as you log in to your account and can see that your entry is approved, then you know that you have an approved entry for the event.
The most likely reason is that you have multiple accounts setup with us with different passwords and you are logging into one of your accounts without an entry. Please contact us via the form below to recify this issue.
To withdraw your entry, please login to your My Details account and select 'withdraw' from the options listed underneath your entry.
It's a bespoke medal insert engraved with your name and official finish-time, which you fix to the recess on the back of your medal to create an everlasting memory of your achievement. You will receive your medal insert 4-6 weeks post-event.
Yes. Entrants aged 0 to 15 must be entered by a parent/guardian and must be accompanied at all times during the event/run by a parent/guardian.
Yes, although it is significantly more expensive therefore we would encourage you to enter online beforehand.
As Big Fun Run is a running/walking/jogging event no this is not possible to ensure the safety of all participants.
Our group entry system allows up to 10 people per 1 group entry. If you have more than 10 people in your group, you would be required to process further group entries to cover the remaining people in your group.
Yes under 5's will receive a medal and goody bag if you have formally entered them on our system and they have a My Details account. This will mean they receive an event number via post and finishers items if desired.
Try typing the code in individually rather than copying and pasting, taking great care with regard to CAPS and spaces before and after. If it still doesn't work, please contact us using the form below.
Once you have contacted the team using our website contact form, this will be actioned within 21 days and the refund made to your Bank Account. Please therefore check your Bank account in the next week, should you not receive the refund within 21 days then please contact us again.
Please contact us via the website using the contact form,once received this will be actioned within 14 days and the duplicate account deleted.
If you are trying to enter from Spain, we are currently experiencing payment issues.
We have spoken to our payment provider and can confirm that if any money appearts to have been taken from your account it will be returned within the next few days.
In the meantime, could you please transfer the money for the entries direct into our bank account plus £5 to cover the international transaction charge. The details are:
GSi Events Ltd
Sort Code: 09-02-22
A/C Number 10019940
Once you have done this please send an email confirming you have made the payment. We will then approve you entry within a couple of days in receipt of your email so check your My Details Account we will not respond directly.
There is no discount available for this. For group entries you can either enter your group via our website or visit justrunning.com which allows your organisation to pay for and administer entries to your team.
This is dependent on demand for each Race, please keep an eye on our Website/Social Media for updates.
No you do not need to have a dog to take part in the events.
Please can you make sure you check your spam or junk folder to see if the password reset email has been sent in there.
No we do not offer any discounts.
Please click the 'Reset Password' link above the password box on the My Details login page. You will need to enter your email address and date of birth to reset your password.
We are fully PCI (payment card industry) compliant and all payments are collected on our behalf using a 'hosted payment gateway' provided by Paypoint (who are also fully PCI compliant). If you'd like more information on our systems, please visit https://advancedpayments.pay360.co.uk
You do not need to present a medical certificate to take part.
However, If you have a medical condition that could cause you difficulties during or after the event, please first get clearance from your doctor to participate in the event. For your safety, it is advised that you do not participate in the event if you have had any sickness or symptoms in the past week.
You can assume that this has been lost in the post and we will issue you with a refund.
No this is an on line company so please try and alternative payment card.
Your entry does not appear in the order section which is majoritively for shop/merchandise purchases, it appears in entries.
To unsubscribe from a mailing list, please follow the 'unsubscribe from this list' link at the bottom of the email.
It's not possible to go back and edit an entry once it is approved. You would need to create a My Details account for the child and process a separate Under 5 entry.
Yes this is possible. Unless you withdraw prior to the event you will receive an event number for each event you are entered into. By choosing to enter two events, you accept that entry fees for the event you do not take part in are non-refundable.
Unfortunately your entry cannot be transferred or deferred towards future events. Please log into your account and let us know you are no longer taking part by clicking on 'withdraw entry'
You will be able to collect a replacement Event Number from the Event Number Station on the day of the event. The Event Number Station is located at the Start Area near the Start Line. Please check your Event Information Pack in your My Details account for opening times and location.
Please bring along your confirmation email, either printed off or on a mobile device, as well as some form of ID.
You will be able to collect your number from the Event Number Station at the event.
Please bring along your confirmation email, either printed off or on a mobile device, as well as some form of ID.
Your Event Information Pack will be available from within your My Details account at least 10 days prior to the event. We will let you know by email when your Event Information Pack is available within your My Details account.
The Event Information Pack is a document that we, as the event organiser, produce to tell you everything you need to know about the event and is tailored to the specific race distance you are participating in. You do not need to contact your charity with questions about the event, e.g. start time, transport options or to find out when you will receive your event number.
Unfortunately you can’t guarantee it and we can’t move you into the same start pen however if you select a specific time as your predicted finish time, there is a higher chance of being in the same pen than if you select a more commonly selected finish time, such as 30 minutes, or 1 hour.
All predicted times will be locked before the event date and therefore any updates must be completed in advance of this date.
There are no water stations on the course, but you'll be given a bottle of water once you cross the Finish Line!
Our lovely helpers at the Event Number Station can store a limited number of bags, but please be advised you leave your items at your own risk. We can accept rucksacks, sports bags or a bag of similar size. We cannot accept suitcases or very large bags. Alternatively you can leave your baggage with family or friends.
In case of poor weather, please line your bag with a plastic bag to keep the contents dry.
No. There is no tracking app available for this event.
All entrants who have registered with a UK address will have their Event Number posted out to them in the week leading up to the event, all numbers should be received no later than the Friday in the week leading up to the event.
All entrants registered with an address outside the UK, those who have not received an Event Number in the post and those who require a replacement number for any other reason will need to visit the Event Number Station on the morning of the event.
The Event Number Station will be prominently positioned in the Start Area and will be open from 90 minutes before the start of the event.
Yes, of course! Please visit our Event Team specific website here: www.eventteam.gsi-events.com and let us know when you are available and how many of you there are.
Yes. But we do encourage runners to drop their bags at the bagggage truck, or hand them out to friends or family as much as possible.
If for medical reasons, you need to keep your backpack on the course, you may be asked to have your bag searched by security. Please take this time into account and arrive early enough.
Yes! We have several advertising opportunities available, please see the document by clicking on the link here. Please contact us using the form below and selecting 'Marketing/Sales' from the dropdown if you wish to purchase some of the listed advertising opportunities.
The Event Information Pack is a document that we, as the event organiser, produce to tell you everything you need to know about the event and is tailored to the specific race distance you are participating in.
Your Event Information Pack will be available from within your My Details account at least 10 days prior to the event.
Yes, runners wear their own running kit during the race. And they will receive finishers t-shirts, if they complete the race.
No, we have a very simple Event Delivery model which does not include exhibitors.
We stongly suggest that all runners wear appropriate footwear to complete our events. We do have a handful of emails about running barefoot and cannot accept any responsibility for injuries caused from running barefoot.
Unfortunately no it is not possible to choose a specific event bib number.
NO. Any person who participates in the event without a current official event bib number officially assigned to him/her is subject to removal and disqualification from future events.
Please use the contact form available at the bottom of the 'Contact' page on the website and select from the relevant dropdown list.
YES! Please check out www.officialhotels.com for all your accommodation requirements, including hotels close to both the start and finish lines.
We do not allow trade stands at the event.
We do not provide catering at the event.
Some parks have cafes (Please check park website for more details) and some councils, local authorities and parks grant permission for catering vans to be in the park on the same day as we are there. We are independent of this decision and therefore any application to provide catering in the park while we are on site is via the park authorities.
No, we don't allocate parking for the events.
You can pick up a spare from the Event Number Station at the event. Please bring evidence of your old running number with you.
Please bring along your Confirmation of Entry Email along with Personal Photo ID & you can pick up a replacement number at the Event Number Station on Event Weekend.
Bring your confirmation email of your Event Entry plus Photo ID and pick up a new Event Number/Chip at the Event Number Station.
Please visit the Event Number Station to collect a replacement.
No, the event is all about the taking part. Everyone is a winner no matter how fast or how slow you go!
Please read our Warm Weather Advice page here.
No. Anyone coming along to watch you at the race can do so without a ticket.
Please keep an eye on the shop, if items are out of stock as soon as stock is replenished, this will be updated on line and you will be able to order once again.
Entries for 2019 are expected to open in January 2019. Please check each events webpage for specific updates on each location.
We are rolling out our new keyring style medals for selected events in this years series and are working on updating imagery at present. If you wish to order a medal insert it will be sized to fit the back of the new style medal you received.
No, this is not possible.
Yes you can. This will be available for you to access from within your Event Information Pack. This will be available to download from within your My Details account around 6 weeks prior to the event.
If you would like to be part of the Event Team who deliver the event, please go to www.eventteam.gsi-events.com to register your interest and one of our team will get in touch with you to see which role would suit you.
We are delighted to be making some real headway in this area by removing plastics from our finisher's packs which are either reusables or recyclable. The packaging on all finisher t-shirt products are compostable and can be added to your food waste recycling.
Although all the bottles that are used at our events are separated and recycled, we know that eliminating the need for any plastic needs to be our Plan A. Correct levels of hydration for participants is something which is seriously considered for the safe running of the event and the health of the participants. Other factors such as the logistics of packaging and moving water for thousands of participants where there can be no risk of contamination is of equal importance hence why we need to carefully consider the options for both on course and in our finish areas.
As such, we have been working with a company who specialises in bespoke, compostable solutions to investigate and test a number of compostable alternatives to plastic that will achieve our dual objective of ensuring clean and adequate volumes of water to our participants in a 100% environmentally way. We believe that we will have this solution in place for summer 2019, however we stress that with something as important as participant’s hydration during the events, it is vital that we have a safe and appropriate solution and will only make changes when we can guarantee this.
We want to offer our assurances that this is at the top of our agenda for development and we very much look forward to being able to offer these options to our participants in the very near future.
You can find full information on Start and Finish locations on the event page on the website.
Sorry no, medals and finishers goodybags are a mark of achievement of finishing the event so it would not be fair to those that completed the full distance.
"Please use the contact form below to let us know, select the 'event information’ option. In your message please provide:
- A detailed description of the bag and its contents
- Your event number
- Contact phone number"
Please use the contact form below to let us know, select the 'event information’ option. In your message please provide:
- A detailed description of the item
- Where you think you lost the item
- Your event number
- Contact phone number
If the item is valuable we would recommend you file a police report. It is your responsibility to do this.
Each medal insert is individually engraved with your name and time. It usually takes 4-6 weeks post-event to receive your medal insert in the post. Medal Inserts dispatched to Overseas participants can take significantly longer.
You will still receive your medal on the day of the event!
Your information is sent to our engraver approx 1 week after the event. Your medal insert will be posted to the address that is showing in your 'My Details' account at this time.
For some events there will be a high volume of lost property which have been handed in or found. If we have found some property which is identifable to you we will contact you to arrange this being returned to you. If your item doesn't have your personal details on it, you can use the contact form on the website to give us a description of what you have lost and we will search through our lost property to check if it has been found and arrange the return to you.
We don't have official photographers at every event. We select some photo's for Social Media Posts and Visitors often upload their own photo's to social media on our pages.
Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. The Big Fun Run series is strictly for FUN where it’s all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, no sweat – just some easy moves and lots of laughs. The runs are suitable for all the family where you can accomplish your personal goals; whether you are raising money for a worthwhile cause close to your heart, remembering a loved one or simply keeping active. This isn’t about Olympic level athletes charging about in record times, it’s about mums with prams, dads with toddlers, groups running together, fancy dress and a fantastic fun mix.
This depends on whether you are running on your own standard place OR a charity place, there are two options. Option One – Purchase Your Own Place: You would set up your Just Giving page and choose to raise funds for two charities as you wish. Option Two – Charity Place: If you choose a charity place you can only enter and raise funds for one charity, the charity purchases and pays for your place and it is not possible for this to be split between two charities.
Although lots of participants take part and raise money for hundreds of different charities, you can choose to take part yourself without being linked to a charity.
If you applied for a charity entry and you have received notification that your application has been declined, there are 2 main reasons this may have happened.
1. The charity you wish to run for must review and approve your application within a set timeframe or your application will expire. Please contact your chosen charity directly to discuss this with them if you think this may have happened.
2. Your chosen charity may have chosen to decline your application on this occasion. This may be for a number of reasons and factors. Contact your chosen charity directly to discuss this with them or consider applying for a charity entry with another charity.
You need to inform your Charity directly and get them to withdraw your entry. As long as standard/late entries remain open, you can then purchase an entry directly and still raise funds for the Charity directly. You can still link your entry to your chosen Charity during the entry process.
You can do this either way but if you do it via our Website, your page will then be linked to both our Event and your 'My Details' Account.
No - you need to make sure you enter the Event via our Website and you will only be entered if you receive a 'confirmation' email to tell you, you are an 'approved' entry. If in doubt, please contact your Charity directly to get clarification.
Not every Charity offers this, contact your Charity directly using the Charity information page from within the Event Website, found under the 'Run For Charity' section.
If the Charity you are raising funds for is not an Affiliate Charity of the Event, that is all absolutely fine. However, you will not be able to link your chosen Charity to your 'My Details' Account and you will need to set up your Just Giving page from within the JG Site directly.
Your chosen charity should contact you directly in due course to organise this but if you are concerned please contact your charity to discuss. You can find contact details for your charity via their "Affiliate Charity" page on this website.
If you enter via a Charity Entry this means the Charity have approved you to run for them, meaning you do not have to pay for your entry but you need to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for the Charity. Therefore you do NOT also have to pay for your own entry. You will need to have received a Charity approved confirmation of entry email from us to ensure you have a Charity Entry.
As you can appreciate we work with over 366 Affiliate Charity so cannot be seen to be donating towards any Charity specifically with regards to contributing to Entry Fees.
This is the amount of money the Charity you have chosen to run for, will expect you to fundraise in return for them giving you a 'free' entry to the race.
This is how much money you think you will be able to raise for a Charity if you are entering via a Standard Entry and choosing to fundraise for them. This is to give the Charity a rough indication of how much money you may raise.
You visit your 'My Details' account and unlink the Charity you have chosen initially. You can then choose to link a different Charity from the Affiliate Charity list.
Please contact your chosen charity directly to discuss this with them. Contact details can be found on their charity page on our website.
You need to contact your Charity directly in order for them to 'withdraw' your entry. You will then be free to apply to run for another Charity.
You need to contact your Charity directly in order for them to 'withdraw' your entry. You will then be free to apply to run for another Charity.
Yes - you can sign up separately and then create a joint fundraising page on the fundrasing platform of your choice e.g. JustGiving or speak to your chosen charity.
You are more than welcome to fundraise for a personal cause rather than a charity. You should simply enter the event via the Standard Entry method.
No you will not be refunded your entry fee (please see our t's and c's), the best option here is to keep your own standard entry and fundraise for the charity directly by linking your entry to the charity within your My Details account.
Please contact your Charity as soon as possible to discuss this with them directly as they will need to withdraw your entry on your behalf. Please note that you cannot defer your entry to the following year; you would simply need to begin the entry process from scratch when entries for the next year open. Your charity will incur a fee for the withdrawal of your Charity Entry so please do think carefully before entering the event.
Your Event Information Pack will be available from within your My Details account 10 days prior to the event. We will let you know by email when your Event Information Pack is available within your My Details account.
Your Event Information Pack is a document that we, as the event organiser, produce to tell you everything you need to know about the event and is tailored to the specific race distance you are participating in. You do not need to contact your charity with questions about the event, e.g. start time, transport options or to find out when you will receive your event number.
If you have pledged to fundraise for another charity in error you can amend your choice by logging into your My Details account and clicking the "Unlink entry from Charity" link next to your entry. Refresh the page and then you will see a new link appear "Click here to pledge to fundraise for an Affiliate Charity". You can then select your intended chosen charity from the drop down list.
While you reserve the right to withdraw your fundraising pledge going forward, please be advised that the charity you selected in error may have already incurred expense in providing you with a fundraising pack/charity running top etc. We would therefore ask that you carefully consider the implications of withdrawing your fundraising pledge before doing so. If you wish to discuss this with the charity you have selected in error before taking action, please contact them directly via their Affiliate Charity page on this website.