Join mad dash for final entries

Next weekend is your last chance to join the mad dash whilst deciding whether to enter the 5k or 10k Knowle Fun Run which is on Sunday 20 May.

Knowle and Dorridge Lions, organisers of the Solihull’s ever popular community fundraising event, the Knowle Fun Run, are expecting the usual last minute scramble for places and warn runners they have to have made their decision and entered by midnight on Monday 14th to give them to time to order the personalised timing chips and runners numbers. “It seems giving runners a choice of 5k or 10k slows down entries as they have to make a decision when they enter,” says organiser Lion Richard Buckley.

This year’s event, which will see Solihull’s new Mayor-elect Cllr Flo Nash get the runners underway promptly at 12noon and present the prizes, will raise funds for Headway – the brain injuries charity, Solihull’s new Breast Cancer Haven as well as local causes. The Lions hope that individuals as well as companies have been getting their efforts sponsored and hope to raise over £35,000 for these worthy causes.

As usual there will be 4 KIDSruns for those under 9 years olds in Years 1-4 from 11:00 followed by the main event at 12:00 at Arden Academy and as usual we shall close the course to traffic for the 2 hours of the Fun Run, 11.45am to 2pm. Please see our website for details of the road closures.

“Not running? Join the crowds lining the roads create a fantastic atmosphere which attracts many new runners every year,” says Richard. “As usual we shall be welcoming runners from all over the country, not just the Midlands. With the run the Sunday after the Royal wedding we have introduced it as a theme for those wishing to run in fancy dress, and like last year we are introducing an element of noise – with Knowle Church ringing its bells as the runners pass and a number of other attractions around the route. Get online now at to complete your entry today”

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