Big Fun Run 2021

Various dates and locations throughout the UK

Registration Fee £10, Minimum Sponsorship: £100

Register your interest

You may have heard that this event has been cancelled. You should hear from the race organiser and we'll also get in touch to discuss your options. Whatever you decide, there's always a place for you with #TeamNSPCC. We're grateful for all your hard work training and fundraising – it's only with the help of people like you we're able to protect children today and prevent abuse tomorrow.

We'll be in touch soon and you can always get in touch with us at running@nspcc.org.uk if you have any questions.

Run with Team NSPCC at a 5k Big Fun Run near you

Abuse changes childhoods. But so can we. Join our Big Fun Run team and help us fight for every childhood.

The Big Fun Run is a series of 5K runs staged within scenic parks across the UK. The events provide a relaxed atmosphere suitable for all the family, and are ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike. There are no times and no pressure, it is all about people having a good time and exercising in a fun way. With 20 locations to choose from, all you need to do is find one near you!  

Why take part?

  • Receive world class training tips and tailored support from our training partners.
  • Your own NSPCC running vest with iron on letters.
  • VIP treatment at our post-race marquee with food and drink.
  • Lots of whoops and cheers from our cheer points en route.
  • You’ll be doing something amazing for children.

Every mile you run and every penny you raise will mean that when a child needs us, we’re there. Together we can rebuild children’s lives and prevent abuse from ruining any more.

Register your interest for 2021

The Big Fun Run Series will be taking place in numerous locations in 2021 (TBC), and we'd love to have you on #TeamNSPCC. Click the link below to share your details, and we'll be in touch when we have more information.

Register now

"Amazing experience from start to finish. There's strength in numbers, raising awareness and much needed funding for very deserving charities."
Event participant

Event locations

    • Falkirk – TBC
    • Edinburgh – TBC
    • Gateshead – TBC
    • Birmingham – TBC
    • Leeds – TBC
    • Manchester – TBC
    • Milton Keynes – TBC
    • Maidstone – TBC
    • Southampton - TBC
    • London Crystal Palace – TBC
    • London Victoria Park – TBC

Personalised training from Full Potential

Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey.

  • A plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
  • Real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
  • Training days where you come together with coaches and other participants
  • NSPCC Facebook and Strava groups to help you keep in touch with your team mates

Get started today with our dedicated running training zone.You'll find everything from injury prevention to nutrition advice.

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"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant

Fundraising ideas

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As the world is changing daily, so is the way people are fundraising and asking for sponsorship. We’re here to help you think of fundraising in a different and safe way during this time.

Did you know… Donations made via Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving are paid to the NSPCC once a week. This means that we can put every donation to use immediately – so we can continue to be there for children.

Here is our handy guide to how you might reach your target during lockdown (and have fun at the same time!)

  • Online pub quiz - £100
    You don’t need to be at your local to hold a quiz, get online and use a video conference platform to host one instead. Ask individuals to donate in return for taking part. 
  • Hold an online class - £100
    You may be a teacher, fancy yourself as a fitness guru or can teach a musical instrument. If not why not reach out to friends and family to host a class on your behalf.
  • Have a clear out - £150
    Having a big sort out is great during anytime of the year. Sell your unwanted clothes and accessories online to rack up the cash.

You can also click here for our top tips on how to share your fundraising page during lockdown!

Questions?

Email us on running@nspcc.org.uk with any questions or for any further information. We're here to support 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.