Info for runners

Start times

Roundhay Run4Fun LogoLocation: The path next to the bowling green, just through main entrance gates into Roundhay Park

  • 1KM RACE WARM UP: 09.45AM
  • 1KM RACE START: 10.00AM
  • 5KM RACE WARM UP: 10.30AM
  • 5KM RACE START: 10.45AM
  • RAFFLE DRAW: 11.30AM (approx)

Warm ups

The 1km run starts at 10.00am with the fun warm up, hosted by Virgin Active, starting at 09.45am. After the warm up everyone will walk together to the start line just in front of the Mansion House. The 5km race gets under starter’s orders at 10.45am.

All children under 14 must run with an adult. Please pin their race numbers on the front of their T-shirt.

Start / Course

There will be a staggered start for the 1k run to take into account faster runners and families moving at a slower pace with prams etc.

Please position your running group accordingly using the markers. There will also be way markers along the route of the 5k this year and a route map will be available on the day (in the Mansion House).


Remember to fill in the details on the reverse in full – these details help us ensure the safety of your child. Any children who become separated from their parents/carers will be taken to the First Aid tent. Each child will receive one medal only, irrespective of how many races they run, after passing the finish line.

Water and fruit will be available for all runners after both races (and also there is a water station during the 5km race). Starbucks will again be donating tea & coffee for our event, with all proceeds going to the fun run fund.

Essentials to remember

  • Pin your race number on the front of your T-shirt before you arrive (with runner details on the reverse)
  • Keep hydrated & eat a healthy and balanced breakfast approx 2 hours prior to the run
  • Wear sun protection cream
  • Arrive early
  • Go at your own pace

Finish line - Photo booth

Professional photographers will be on hand at the finish-line in our Preston Baker photo-booth which comes with a podium. A fab opportunity for Run4Fun runners to have your moment of glory captured with fellow runners. Retrieve your images after the event here.

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Fun Run Map

Fun Run Map