Big Fun Run

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 participant
  • 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.

Two women and a man training

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

Fundraising ideas

GIF with Ready Steady Go flashingWe're here to help you with your fundraising. Every year people just like you raise hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds. Here's our handy guide to how you might reach your target (and have fun at the same time!)

  • A film night - £100
    Whether it's a retro classic or so bad it's good, get a space, some popcorn and invite people to a cosy film night. Ask them to pay what they would in a cinema.
  • Sweepstake - £100
    Who'll win the grand national? How many sweets are in the jar? Set up a sweepstake and watch the money roll in.
  • Dinner party - £150
    Wine and dine your friends and family by inviting them to your home for a dinner party. Ask them to pay what they would in a restaurant.

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.