2022 Royal Sutton Fun Run

Sunday 29th May 2022

Royal Sutton Coldfield: Lower Parade, Royal Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

Running, Distance running


  • charity walk, jog or run - Adult Entry
  • charity walk, jog or run - Junior Entry
  • charity walk, jog or run - Dog Entry


June 1982 marked the inaugural Royal Sutton Fun Run, with the 40th anniversary event scheduled to take place on Sunday, 29th May, start time 11am.

The Royal Sutton Fun Run is NOT A RACE. It's a fun event for people of all ages and abilities. Disability or age is not a barrier.

As an entrant you are encouraged to contribute towards the key objective - to provide financial support to charities and voluntary organisations & community interest groups - preferably across the Midlands - by collecting sponsorship money for a charity, voluntary organisation or community interest group of your choice.

As a direct result of your endeavours, this financial support will directly improve the quality of life for those who live with physical, learning or emotional disability.

The main commercial partners are, Erdington based Cookes Furniture; Webasto Roof Systems Ltd - the world leader in innovative roof systems for the automotive indutry & SWOF Media our web design/host & digital media partner.

We also want to thank our many supporting commercial partners for their enthusiasm, support and encouragement.

The Fun Run is staged over an 8.5 mile all-tarmac route. The start is in Royal Sutton Coldfield town centre from where you enter Sutton Park @ Boldmere Gate after 2.25 miles, negotiate approximately 4.5 miles in the park including 'Cardiac Hill', exit @ Four Oaks Gate after 6.75 miles before returning to the finish in the town centre. A route map can be found by visiting the Fun Run Info tab on the Fun Run home page greatmidlandsfunrun.org

Everyone who completes the course receives a specially minted commemorative medal - sponsored by Cookes Furniture.

The total distributed to charities and voluntary organisations since the first Royal Sutton Fun Run in 1982 to £4.83 million

Event details and schedule

Your information pack, including your unique official entry number, assembly instructions, course & Royal Sutton Coldfield town centre maps and timing chip will be posted, 2nd class, Monday, 16th May.

Roads close at 10.15am, with the event starting at 11.00am with entrants with disabilities and their helpers.

Adults start at approx 11.10 followed by juniors, abnormal loads, walkers and those with dogs.

The course is all tarmac on closed roads and within Sutton Park. Parking is available in town centre pay & display car parks - please note fees apply on Fun Run day. There are no changing facilities or showers. You will be able to leave belongings, at your own risk, at the United Reform Church [3 min walk from assembly area] on Fun Run day. 

Traditionally the day has been dry and warm but this is the start of the British summer so be prepared for any weather.

Water stations are located at four points around the course including the finish line.

Further information can be found www.greatmidlandsfunrun.org; facebook.com/greatmidlandsfunrun; @greatmidsfunrun

Organised by

Great Midlands Fun Run

Our Place Support, 2 South Cottages Farthing Lane, Royal Sutton Coldfield

Phone: 07545172159

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