Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for fun…just run!
There’s no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. It’s all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.
When you arrive, make your way to the start and finish area – look out for the Big Fun Run pyramid and you’ll know you’ve reached the right place. Dress code is fun so wear whatever you like – fancy dress is always welcome however a comfortable pair of trainers is a must! Our friendly event team will be there to welcome you and play some great tunes to get you in the mood for some fun.
Make sure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start to take part in the Big Fun Warm up. The event is not timed so don’t worry about rushing round. There will be signage and marshals along the route to cheer you on and make sure no-one goes the wrong way. Once you come through the finish line you will be greeted by our friendly MC and finish team who will give you a bottle of water, an event goody bag and your well deserved Big Fun Run medal. Remember your camera or phone and why not make your way to the Big Fun Run podium where you can take your picture along with anyone you’ve come with.
Pedestrian access is available near Markeaton traffic island and at Markeaton Lane. You can also walk to the park through walkways all around the park – there are a number of paths along Kedleston Road. There are two car parks in Markeaton Park – the main car park, near the pitch and putt course, is accessible from Markeaton Island, DE22 4AA. The other car park, near the Mundy Play Centre, is accessible from Markeaton Lane, DE22 4NH.
For further information and travel/parking details at Markeaton Park please click here.
The Big Fun Run Derby route starts and finishes on grass and there are other grass sections on route. And although much of the route is on paths, it could prove difficult for wheelchair users who may require assistance, especially in wet weather.
Need to pick up a number? Look out for our Event Number Station where a member of the Event Team will be able to assist you.
There are no baggage or changing facilities available so please come dressed appropriately ready to participate.
Bring your own camera/phone to take photos on the day. If you would like photographs of you on the course, please ask family or friends to take some for you. Why not pose infront of the Big Fun Run Pyramid. And remember to smile!
The Event Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.