Better weather = more entries

It is no surprise the change in the weather brings a flood of entries for this year’s Fun Run.

Let’s hope we see more teams and KIDsrunners

Here is the latest on the teams front

Adult 5k

Marvellous Mitchells

Adult 10k

4 Amigos
Hampton Preschool
Hampton Preschool 2

We look forward to the first Junior 5k team

We heard from Helen Martin of Oktogon, the bar behind Solihull Flooring on Station Road in Knowle

Oktogon are taking part in the Knowle Fun Run as part of, and to support the local community.

We have had such a fabulous take up on places by staff past and present that we have had to enter two teams and have individual runners.  

We have chosen Springfield House as it’s a local school for young school children with difficulties. They are delighted that we’re running for them, due to the nature of the school they don’t have a PTA to organise fundraising activities.

The money raised will be go towards an outside gym which they want to install. 

Next part – training and fund raising!

That’s wonderful Helen. Where is your entry?



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Tech t-shirts & your help please

Things are coming together well for this year’s Fun Run, and entries are flooding in now the weather has improved. Don’t forget to order your lime green tech shirt when you enter

As always we have vacancies for anyone not running to volunteer for jobs on the day to marshal the route, or anything else. Volunteer now

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Physios at the ready

As in many years Spire Parkway Hospital are offering massages from 11:00 before and after the Fun Run, in return for a donation to the Fun Run charities.

This year they will be on the stage in the Registration Hall. Be sure to bring your donation


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Fun Run programmes arrived

This year’s Knowle Fun Run programmes are back from the printers and being delivered across B93 over the coming days! 

Be sure to give it a read – our advertisers and sponsors would appreciate your custom

Even if you are not a runner you can find out how you may be affected by the Run and how you can help us ensure the day goes well

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Responding to requests for better quality t-shirts we have decided to introduce new Tech style t-shirts for 2018 in Lime Green. We hope this will encourage more runners to buy one.  

Lion Bob Thurtle models this May’s tech t-shirt 

As usual we shall be giving away cotton t-shirts to all KIDSrunners who register in advance online, sponsored again this year by Arundales Accountants

Those running the 5k & 10k Fun Runs can order t-shirts when entering on-line. There is a choice of Small (34/36ins chest), Medium (38/40ins), Large (42/44ins)  & Extra Large (46/48ins) sizes for only £8.50. Sponsorship by Standley & Co ensures over 50% of the fee will go to our charities

Don’t forget to collect yours inside the school hall after picking up your running numbers on the day

Once again Print & Promotions are supplying all our t-shirts, please visit their website if you wish to order any promotional products

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Today Jon, the Solihull Observer photographer, met us at Packwood House and took some images for his paper to promote the Fun Run.

Here is Lion Bob Thurtle sporting one of this year’s lime green tech t-shirts behind the metal sign which will be displayed at Arden Academy soon, with Matt Price from the Breast Cancer Haven & Julie Wedgbury from Headway holding one of this year’s lamp-posters sponsored by Taylor Wimpey

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Team News

Team entries seem a little slow this year.

Entries so far:


4 Amigos

Hampton Pre-school 1

Hampton Pre-school 2


Marvellous Mitchells

Don’t hold back. Usual Timpson glass engraved trophies and prize vouchers to be won, by the first team of 4 home, total time.

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Get your run sponsored

We hope runners will want to ask friends, relatives and colleagues to put their hands in their pockets to sponsor their run on Sunday 20 May for Breast Cancer Haven, Headway & local causes.

Anyone running in Royal Wedding themed fancy dress should find it particularly easy to get support

Please use our sponsorship form or set up an online page using MyDonate

Anyone using our Fun Run to raise funds for other causes should let us know so we give them a mention, please

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Sponsors back to tackle the Team Competitions

Last year 2 new sponsors entered teams as well as generously sponsoring the Kidsruns and donating finish line biscuits.

Team Listers JLR (James Walsh, Jack Brighton, Seb Morgan-Giles, Karl Sollis) won the 5k team competition.

Team Aldi (Michael Benson, Chris Sorenson, Alec Kirkbride, Jon Weal) entered the 10k team competition and came a very creditable 5th behind 4 running club teams.

Watch out for them again in their company shirts this May.

Will your company be entering a team this year?


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New sponsors come on board

As well as welcoming back almost all of last years sponsors we are delighted to welcome 4 new companies wishing to support our Fun Run

Heath Lodge Clinic – who are making a donation towards the costs of providing the very important medical services provided by Fast Aid on the day





Helix Sport &


Midland Eye
– who are both contributing to the cost of the mail out to previous runners



and the

Sutton Runner – who have facilitated ensuring we have the New Balance arch on the day and prize vouchers for category winners



As always there are opportunities for other companies to support us and if they are quick get a mention in the Fun Run programme as well as on our website sponsors page 


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