About the Roundhay Run for Fun
What is it all about?
This year it is the 14th annual Roundhay Primary Schools' Run for Fun event. The run was established by volunteers to help children to meet and participate in a friendly sporting event with other children from local schools in Leeds. It has continued to feature as an important part of local school's annual calendars helping to foster community engagement. The event now involves eleven primary schools in Leeds and over twenty parent representatives organising a fantastic event of active fun for families.
For a small entry fee, parents and children may enter either the 1k, 5k race or both. With Preston Baker's support, runners can buy an event T shirt for the subsidised cost of £1. Runners create a colourful crowd as they pass round the course, creating a strong sense of unity throughout the event. Funds raised are donated to local schools.
All junior runners also receive fruit and water on completing their challenge and a race clock at the finish enables any ambitious runners to seek to improve on running times if they wish.
Medals are awarded to all junior runners to promote the friendly purpose of the run, and all children (and maybe a few adults too) will receive a silicone wrist band stating "I completed the Roundhay Run for Fun" so they can wear their accomplishment whenever they like. Medals (if you're a junior) and wristbands (adults and juniors) are limited to one per person, even if you run both races.
To get a feel for what the Roundhay Run for Fun is all about, have a look at this short video from one of the previous years.