Mar 10 2015

Sunderland BIG Mini Fun Run, 2 May

ON SATURDAY 2 May the Active Sunderland BIG Mini Fun Run is set to launch the Active Sunderland BIG events programme 2015 by making being active fun.

With a focus on fun running for all the family, the Active Sunderland BIG Mini Fun Run offers the choice of a one mile or two mile circuit of the city’s Mowbray Park which is especially suitable for young participants. The longer two mile route is a new addition for this year! The BIG Mini Fun Run is a wonderful opportunity to take part in a running event on the same weekend as the Sunderland City 10k and Half Marathon.

Councillor John Kelly, Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, said: “The Big Mini Fun Run is one of many fantastic running events for people of all ages and abilities happening in Sunderland across that weekend. Along with the half marathon and Sunderland City 10k runs, this event gives a great opportunity for those with younger families to come along and take part in a healthy and most importantly, fun way.

The Big Fun Run is especially suitable for families, of any age or ability, as everyone can take part by either running, jogging or even walking and toddling.

sunderland mini fun run 2015

Students from Farringdon Community Academy are joined by fitness professional and star of TV show ‘The Apprentice’ Katie Bulmer Cooke and Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture Councillor John Kelly to launch the Sunderland Mini Fun Run.

Sunderland’s very own Apprentice star Katie Bulmer-Cooke will be at the event to do a pre-run warm up with all the participants. Katie said “The Active Sunderland programme has its emphasis very much on having a fun and healthy experiences. Running is a great way for young children and their parents to get fitter together. I’d encourage anyone to come along with the whole family and have a go and see how much fun getting fit can be.

The run takes place from 1.30pm and is open to children aged 3 – 7 if they are accompanied by an adult, children aged 8 – 10 who can run it by themselves but must be under adult supervision.. Everyone taking part is encouraged to run in fancy dress if they’d like to, but don’t forget, any family member can take part, young or old!

The BIG Mini Fun Run costs just £3 per person and entries are being taken now and everyone will receive an Active Sunderland medal when they finish

The next BIG Event in the programme is the Sunderland BIG Bike Ride which takes place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June.

For entry forms and more details on this and the other fantastic BIG Events visit or email