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.
The Southampton Big Fun Run is a scenic course that takes place on the Common which is a much loved and well used green space. The Start/Finish area is located on the playing field/cricket pitch adjacent to the lake and the route incorporates the park trail pathways.
The Common is a area of stunning natural beauty. It’s the largest open space in the City boundaries (326 acre site). It is one of the UK’s most important wildlife sites, it’s a haven for flora and fauna and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and internationally listed as a site of excellence. For further information and travel/parking details at the Common 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 Southampton route is suitable for wheelchair users.
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.
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.