All you need to know

By entering the Fun Run you are deemed to have read and understood all the following:


The start/finish is at Arden Academy, Station Road, Knowle, Solihull. B93 0PT. Familiarise yourself with the location and course on our map


Fun Run

  • There is no entry on the day
  • You must register in advance on-line with any combination of other runners
  • The 10k run consists of 2 laps, 5k of 1 lap
  • All runners must decide if they are entering the 5k or 10k run when the n enter
  • 2 starts
    • All 10k runners – 12.00pm
    • All 5k runners – 12.05pm
  • If you wish to run with someone entering the 5k run you may start in the second start with them
  • Timing ‘chips carry your personal details and are not transferable, will be found on the back of your running number and T-shirts must be collected on the day from 9.30am
  • Attach numbers to the front of T-shirts
  • Your time is recorded as you pass over the start and finish mats
  • There are also mats after 1 lap
  • 5k runners must record times on the start & finish mats to be given a time
  • 10k runners must complete 2 laps  and cross 3 mats recording 3 times you will not receive a timing and be deemed not to have finished.
  • Times will be electronically recorded & merged for two sets of results
  • Changing facilities are available in the Sports Hall.  Please bring a bag for your clothes, which remain your responsibility
  • After run receive certificate of achievement

Individual Trophies

Team Trophies

Fancy Dress

  • Prize will be awarded to the entrants judged to have the best fancy dress


  • All costs of staging the event are covered by sponsors & programme advertisers
  • That means every penny of entry fee, sponsorship you collect or donate goes to the charities
  • There are no refunds and no transfers
  • Entry fees
    • KIDSrun  £5
    • Fun Run
      • Under 14 £7
      • 14 & over  £15
  • T-shirts
    • KIDSrunners free
    • Everyone else £8.50
  • Donations
    • Not collecting sponsorship – please consider a donation as you enter
    • Tick Gift Aid provided you pay enough UK tax to cover the amount reclaimed


Safety and Parking

  • The Lions have £10million public liability insurance, not that we want to make a claim
  • Each year we review the risk analysis & consult with the Police & Council
  • We shall close roads and operate a diversion route around the village for the duration of the run from 11.45am until around 2pm. This will provide a safe environment for the runners & spectators alike. We shall seek to minimise inconvenience to residents.
  • Bring a pen to complete the emergency contact details on the reverse of your running number and advise the medical services of any MEDICAL CONDITION before you run
  • Water stations are located around the course, but carry your own water as well
  • Help avoid congestion around the school
    • Leave home in sufficient time
    • Do not bring your car to the school
    • Walk, cycle, or jog and warm up, or at least use car parks in Knowle or Dorridge
  • Runners & spectators must take responsibility for their own safety, and of their children, and possessions

Data Protection & Photographs

  • Entering the event requires your personal details. The Lions will not pass this information on to anyone else
  • We shall use the email address you give to contact you with important information about the Fun Run. Please ensure it remains able to receive our emails
  • Your photo may be taken by K&D Lions or our agents and displayed on this website or elsewhere
  • Parents should be aware that entering their child in our event may result in images appearing in newspapers or websites
  • If you or your children are a winner photos may be taken and names may be published

On the Day

  • If you park a car on or within the course you will not be able to move it after you finish the Run, until the last runner has also finished and the roads are re-opened
  • Changing facilities available in the Sports Hall.  Please bring a bag for your clothes. Bags will be left at your risk.
  • Toilets at the school are not designed for all 2000 runners to use simultaneously just before the Run
  • Running numbers, timing ‘chips and T-shirts must be collected between 9.30am and 11.00am
  • Bring a pen and complete your emergency contact details on the reverse of your running number, where you will also find your chip attached. Parents should ensure their contact details are on Junior runners numbers
  • You must attach numbers to the front of T-shirts otherwise you may not get your time recorded
  • Timing ‘chips carry your personal details and are not transferable
  • Most important remember it is a Fun Run, enjoy it!