Don’t fun run out of time!

The start line from 2014 Fun Run
The start line from 2014 Fun Run

Time is running out to get your entries in for the fun run taking place alongside this month’s Stafford Half Marathon.

Pre-entries for the one mile race, which has a hero and heroine theme this year, close on Friday 13 March.

Event organisers at the borough council are particularly keen to encourage children to get active and sign up for the race.

Those aged up to 18 years old in full time education at a Stafford Borough school or college can enter for free. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult who must pay the normal £5 entry fee. Families or groups with up to four adults can enter for £15.

People can enter online at

The hero and heroine fancy dress can be inspired by book, film or real life heroes, and there will be prizes for the best and most creative costumes along with a medal for all finishers.

The ‘Fun Run’ takes place just after 10am on Sunday 22 March once the half marathon participants have cleared the Market Square. Fun runners will then set off on the two lap route of the town centre.

Councillor Mike Smith, Cabinet Member for Leisure and former half marathon competitor, said: “The ‘Fun Run’ is a great part of the Stafford Half Marathon and encourages children and families to take part in the day and possibly take up running in the long term.”

Entries for this year’s Stafford Half Marathon sold out in record time with over 3,000 set to take part – the largest field in recent race history.

For more information contact or ring 01785 619300.