Roundhay Run for Fun in Leeds sponsored by Preston Baker
The Roundhay Schools Run for Fun event is back for its 11th year next weekend, and for the third consecutive year it will be sponsored by Preston Baker. On Saturday 25th June, children and parents from ten primary schools in the area will take part in the community event.
Created by the PTA and childminders in 2005 to encourage pupils to be more active, it has grown to a stage where 1,200 guests get together for a fun morning. Whether they want to do the one kilometre or five kilometre course - usually structured as students progress, all juniors get a medal.
Corporate sponsors help the organisers cover all costs including first aid, the use of the park, equipment, inflatable finish banner and the t-shirts used by all participants. Anything leftover is split between the schools - usually £500 each - and that is often topped up with personal sponsorship. This year there will also be a tea stand at the event, that runs until 11:30am.
Veronica Shackleton, chair of the organising committee, said:
It is important for us as parents to inspire our children to enjoy outdoor activities, and this is the perfect way for children as young as 4 to start to compete in a friendly environment. Unfortunately, we are now at capacity and can’t get bigger to incorporate neighbouring schools but this is testament to how much the excitement builds every year.
Preston Baker co-founder, James Baker, said:
This is such a fabulous community event. We are proud to be sponsoring it for the third year in a row. It’s great to see families from across the region coming together to keep active and have fun!
Visit the Roundhay Fun Run event page to find out more information, download photographs from the event or see live social posts from the event #RoundhayFunRun.
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