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A 5k run for all the family, the Big Fun Run in Sefton Park Liverpool is a great day for all ages and abilities. The short distance encourages people to dress in all kinds of weird and wonderful fancy dress, raising money for charities like Alder Hey. Whether you’re walking, running, skipping or hopping, this is a fun-filled day as well as an opportunity to get fit and raise some money for charity in the process. Run with friends or rope in the whole family for a day to remember, surrounded by Liverpool’s beautiful scenery. The Big Fun Run in Liverpool is not one to be missed, sign up for 2020 now! (date is tbc). 

Where is the Big Fun Run Liverpool?

The Big Fun Run takes place all over the country, with many people taking on the 5k challenge to raise money for charity.. This run is based in Liverpool’s Sefton Park, so runners can enjoy a day out in some of Liverpool’s most scenic gardens, whilst also taking on a challenge to improve their fitness. 

What is included in entry to the Big Fun Run?

As well as your race number and starter pack, entry also includes the Big Fun Run warm up which takes place in the park before the event, a finisher’s medal and a goody bag packed full of treats to re-fuel! The Big Fun Run Liverpool is a fantastic experience for all involved and a really great way to have fun whilst raising money for charity. 

Can I raise money for Alder Hey by running the Big Fun Run in Liverpool?

Yes! Running the Big Fun Run Liverpool is a fantastic way to help our children’s charity which relies on donations to continue doing its lifesaving work. Simply get in touch with Alder Hey today to find out more about how you can raise money for us – whether you’re raising it singlehandedly or group fundraising – every little certainly helps! A great way to collect your donations is by setting up a fundraising page. Try using JustGivingVirgin Money Giving or My Donate  as they all automatically transfer the money you've raised to us after your event. To raise your money, share the event across your social channels and ask family and friends to give what they can to help a fantastic cause and support you in your challenge! 

Will I need to train for The Big Fun Run Liverpool?

If you are an experienced runner or have an average level of fitness due to exercising regularly, then it’s unlikely you’ll need a training programme for The Big Fun Run Liverpool, as it is only 5K in distance. However, if this is a brand new challenge for you, you might want to cover a couple of miles leading up to the race, to prepare your body for the event. Don’t forget, the Big Fun Run Liverpool is designed for all ages and abilities and is not a timed or competitive race, so if you would like to walk, that is absolutely fine! It is the taking part that counts, and everyone is welcome!

When is the event?

The date for the Big Fun Run Liverpool 2020 is yet to be confirmed, along with entry prices. You can visit the Big Fun Run website, which will be updated soon with all of the information you need. Traditionally, the Big Fun Run in Sefton Park Liverpool takes place in late June, so be sure to dress in cool clothing and stay hydrated with plenty of water!

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