Big Fun Run


Various dates and locations throughout the UK

Registration Fee £10, Minimum Sponsorship: £100

Join #TeamNSPCC

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.

Sign up today

Registration is just £20 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £100 to support our work.

Get a charity place

"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

    • Glasgow - Saturday 27 July 2019
    • Edinburgh - Sunday 28 July 2019
    • Liverpool - Saturday 29 June 2019
    • Manchester - Sunday 30 June 2019
    • Nottingham - Saturday 13 July 2019
    • Leeds - Sunday 14 July 2019
    • Gateshead - Saturday 3 August 2019
    • Middlesbrough - Sunday 4 August 2019
    • Sheffield - Saturday 10 August 2019
    • Derby - Sunday 11 August 2019
    • Birmingham - Saturday 24 August 2019
    • Coventry - Sunday 25 August 2019
  • Brighton - Saturday 17 August 2019
  • Southampton - Sunday 18 August 2019
  • Ipswich - Saturday 31 August 2019
  • Milton Keynes - Sunday 1 September 2019
  • Maidstone - Saturday 14 September 2019
  • Dartford - Sunday 15 September 2019
  • Crystal Palace - Saturday 19 October 2019
  • London Victoria Park - Sunday 20 October 2019

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

Already got a place?

If you've already got your place, we'd love to welcome you to our team. There's no minimum fundraising target, just have fun and raise as much as you can.

I've got my place!

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.


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