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

Warm ups

The 1km run starts at 10.00am with the fun warm up, hosted by PE Teachers from the local schools, 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

The Race Start will begin near to Mansion House in Roundhay Park. 

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 be way markers along the route of the 5k 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 - Podium Photo

With the important issues surrounding the safeguarding of children, we will be unable to take professional photos on the day of the event as a whole. We cannot verify every child in each image and get appropriate consent with the number of runners on the day.

We will however, have professional photographers on hand should you wish to have a photo taken. All you need to do is sign a consent form, give us your your details, and we will email the image to you after the event.

We will once again have a podium at the finish line for you to take your own photographs, or you can utilise our professional photographers with the same stipulations above.

A fab opportunity for Run For Fun runners to have your moment of glory captured with fellow runners.


Fun Run Map

Fun Run Map