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Former GB Olympic & Commonwealth Games medallist Phil Brown, famed for his final lap with the baton in the Men’s GB 4 x 400 metre relay team, will be starting tomorrow's 17th Great Midlands Fun Run. Phil is no stranger to Sutton Coldfield as in the early 1980s his first job was working for Birmingham City Council Leisure at Wyndley Leisure Centre. In 1984 he represented Great Britain at the Los Angeles Olympics...

[caption id="attachment_8976" align="alignleft" width="300"] Staff from Acres Estate Agents continue their support of Motor Neurone Disease Association[/caption] A local estate agents and Supporting Sponsor of one of the The Great Midlands Fun Run, has registered a team of 50 for this year’s event, which will be staged on Sunday, 2 June. Nigel Deekes of Acres said: “We’re thrilled to have another large team participating in this year’s event and continuing to raise...

#GMFR 2019 is attracting international interest from Ireland, Scandinavia and the USA. Entrants from Atlanta and Pittsburgh in the United States along with an entry from Sweden and Ireland are joining those from local areas including Lichfield, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Burton on Trent, Solihull, Coventry, Nuneaton and across Birmingham on the start line of the 17th Great Midlands Fun Run. Fun Run event director Tracey Spare said: “I’m not under any...

One of the highest individual fundraisers, in the history of the Great Midlands Fun Run, is again aiming high in terms of fundraising through his participation in this year’s event on Sunday, 2 June. [caption id="attachment_8957" align="alignleft" width="300"] InkTree Business Development Manager Andrew Perks[/caption] Andy Perks, who provided a passionate insight, during last November’s Fun Run Presentation, behind his extraordinary fundraising in recent years, hopes to top £2500 for the Cancer Support...

A community hub in Sutton Coldfield, that provides vital advice and support services into the local community, is one of the first teams to register for this year’s Great Midlands Fun Run. Kelly Round, Centre Manager said: “We have 17 different organisations delivering support from Our Place in Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield and see an average of over 700 visitors each month. “In addition we have recently taken on the lead of...

Fun Run ‘Opens the Roof’ on New Main Sponsor One of the longest running and successful annual charity fundraising events in the midlands has confirmed a new commercial partnership with a major automotive supplier. [caption id="attachment_8814" align="alignleft" width="300"] Senior staff from Webasto Roof Systems Ltd celebrate the company becoming a joint main sponsor[/caption] The Great Midlands Fun Run has confirmed Webasto, the world market leader in the supply of innovative sunroofs, thermo solutions...

Entrants in the 2018 Great Midlands Fun Run, have until close of business Monday 17th September to pay in their sponsor money.   Last year’s event raised over £263,000 taking the total distributed since 2003 to over £3.1 million. Fun Run Event Director, Tracey Spare explained: “Even though a large proportion of sponsor money is now raised online, the next two weeks is critical in determining what the final total will be. Anyone who...

2018 Great Midlands Fun Run – Sunday 3 June Registration for this year’s 16th Great Midlands Fun Run begins this coming Sunday, 4th February. Those who wish to register in person, can visit Cookes Furniture, 28 Goosemoor Lane, Erdington Birmingham B23 5PN between 11:00am & 2:30pm. Only cash, cheques and postal orders - yes you can still buy them - can be accepted for personal registrations at Cookes Furniture. Please note the store...

Charities and voluntary organisations, nominated by Fun Run entrants in this year’s Great Midlands Fun Run, will benefit to the tune of an astonishing £263,150 from this year’s event. Added to the £2.83million distributed since the first Great Midlands Fun Run in 2003, the total now stands at £3.1million. When this is added to the total generated by the event between 1982 – 2002, when it was known as the Royal Sutton...