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2019 TBC

EVENT DETAILS

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.
  • Date: Saturday 3rd August 2019
  • Start time: 11am
  • Location: TBC
  • Age: all ages welcome
  • Under 5s go FREE!
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Early adult entry
£ 14.50 per person
aged 16-64
Early child entry
£ 12.50 per person
aged 5-15
Early concession entry
£ 12.50 per person
over 65s
CHARITY ENTRY
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Small GROUP ENTRY
varies
groups of 10 people or less
Large group entry
varies
groups of 11 people or more

RUN FOR CHARITY

Since 2007, Big Fun Runners have raised over £5 million for hundreds of amazing charities. If you’re looking for a reason to become a future Big Fun Run charity runner, then look no further! By choosing to run for one of our Affiliate Charities, Big Fun Runners will get lots of valuable support, fundraising tips and advice. Run for Charity
Run for Target Ovarian Cancer
*Please note that finisher’s items may be subject to change

ENTRY BENEFITS

  • Big Fun Warm Up
  • Great finisher’s medal
  • Quality goodybag
  • Fantastic running experience
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BIG FUN RUN GATESHEAD ROUTE

Saltwell park was opened in 1876 to provide a haven of peace and tranquillity, and was originally called the People’s Park. There are two different Victorian landscapes to be found in the park. The first, in the centre of the park, is the private mansion of Saltwell Towers and landscaped gardens of William Wailes – built between 1850 and 1862. William Wailes (1808-1881) was one of the 19th century’s most noted stained glass designers. His work can be seen in churches throughout the country, including at St. Mary’s and St Cuthbert’s churches in Gateshead. The attraction has recently been restored to the once beautiful and picturesque people’s park that it used to be. The restoration involved a staggering 30,000 new trees and shrubs, 100 new Victorian-style seats, a renovation of the Saltwell Towers, the maze- using 1,200 new trees and a new creation of 3,600 square meters of new lawn. It is advised that you arrive 15 minutes before the start to take part in the Big Fun Run 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 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. The park has entrances on East Park Road, West Park Road, Saltwell Road South, Saltwell View and Joicey Road. Free car parking is available at Saltwell Park via Joicey Road, but there are limited spaces so plan your journey accordingly. Runners are encouraged to consider public transport or car sharing, as buses 53 and 54 run regularly from Gateshead Interchange to Saltwell Park. For further information and travel / parking details for Saltwell Park please click here. The Big Fun Run Gateshead route is suitable for wheelchair users.

HELP DESK & BAGGAGE

Got a question or need to pick up a number? Then visit our Help Desk tent where a member of our team will be able to help you. Runners will be able to store baggage at the help desk tent too, however there is no changing facility available.

PHOTOGRAPHS

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!

IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY

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.

Run for fitness, run for charity, run for fun - JUST RUN!

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