2020 Big Fun Run Manchester TBC!

2020 TBC

Big Fun Run Manchester

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.

  • 2020 date to be confirmed
  • Location: Heaton Park, Manchester
  • Start time: 12:00pm
  • All ages welcome
  • Price: £5.00
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£5for adults
£5for children (5+)
Under 5's
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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
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*Please note that finisher’s items may be subject to change


  • Big Fun Warm Up
  • Great finisher’s medal
  • Quality goodybag
  • Fantastic running experience
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Big Fun Run Manchester ROUTE

The run starts and finishes on the grass area to the north west of Heaton Hall. After starting on a short stretch of grass, the course is run on tarmac until it returns to this section at the finish. As the runners approch the tarmac, the route turns right and heads south past Heaton Hall and on towards the lake. The route continues round the lake and then heads north east past the golf course and then swings back past the front of Heaton Hall where it turns north and back to the finish area.


Car parking is available with charge at St Margaret’s Road, Sheepfoot Lane or Smithy Lodge entrances. Pedestrian access is available via all entrances. Runners are encouraged to consider public transport or car sharing. Heaton Park is the biggest park in Manchester and the largest municipal park in Europe. It has a Grade I listed, 18th-century country house called Heaton Hall, 18-hole golf course with driving range, a boating lake, an animal farm, woodlands, ornamental gardens, an observatory, two playgrounds, a Papal monument and a volunteer-run tram system, restaurant and lakeside tea room combine to make Heaton one of the most popular family days out in the North West. For further information and travel/parking details at Heaton Park please click here.

The course starts and finishes on an open flat area of grass and from then onwards, the route remains on path throughout, until reaching the finish area. Apart from approximately 50m of grass at the start / finish, the Big Fun Run Manchester route is suitable for wheelchair users.


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.

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