Town Council continues Royal Sutton Fun Run partnership
Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council has announced it will continue its partnership with the Royal Sutton Fun Run.
Last year’s 40th Royal Sutton Fun Run, generated £187,100 for 110 charities and voluntary organisations nominated by those who took part in the event.
The event has now distributed over £5million to charities and voluntary organisations across the royal town and local area since the first event in 1982.
Fun Run director James Pike said: “We’re indebted to Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council for its support over the last two years and look forward to continuing our strategic partnership throughout 2024.
“The partnership with the town council, has been instrumental in helping us continue our recovery following the cancellation of the annual event in 2020 & 2021 due to Covid restrictions.”
The Town Council has agreed to continue its support for the event – with this year’s Fun Run taking place on Sunday 2 June.
Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council leader, Simon Ward said: “The Town Council is delighted to support the town’s longest running and largest annual fundraising event again.
“This is an event that sits at the heart of the calendar of our Royal Town and epitomises the amazing community spirit we have. Very particularly, many local charities and voluntary groups benefit financially from sponsor money raised by supporters who take part in the event.
“It was wonderful to see the town centre full of spectators at last year’s Fun Run and reports from around the course, suggest crowds were bigger than ever. This clearly demonstrates the passion and love people have for this annual event.
“As always, many groups from the local voluntary sector, including from the scouting movement, provided vital support marshalling in the town centre and around the course.
“It was good to hear the local economy also benefitted from an uplift in footfall and revenue with local hospitality destinations, in particular, enjoying a significant increase in business.”
Registration is now open and can be completed via the link on the Fun Run web site.
Entries will close when all 5,500 places have been filled or Monday 15 April.