Choose your distance - take on a 5km or 10km route around the largest urban park in Europe.

Aim for a personal best or take your time, either way, by tying your laces and clocking up the kilometres for Mencap, you're helping people with a learning disability live the life they choose. Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, it's the money you raise that improves lives and fights for a future where everyone is valued equally, listened to and included.

The routes are suitable for all ages and fitness levels to run, jog or walk.

If you have a disability your supporter can run with you for free, and there are wheelchair places available too.

Have kids? Enjoy the family friendly 1km run together first - email us to sign them up for £5.00.

Being part of #TeamMencap, you'll receive:

  • top-notch fundraising support
  • regular updates about the run and Mencap
  • training guidance for all levels
  • a bright Mencap t-shirt to run in and keep as a souvenir
  • a baggage zone to store your belongings
  • chip timing so you can see how well you've done
  • full route signage and marshalling
  • medical support throughout the event
  • big cheers to encourage you on race day
  • water stations
  • a glossy medal to add to your collection
  • a photographer to capture all the fun!

Details of the day

Event date: Sunday 12 May 2019.

Event timings

8:30am - Pack collection and on the day registration

9:30am - 1km start time

10:00am - 5km and 10km warm up

10:30am - 5km and 10km runs start

Event location: Start and finish at Heaton Park Hall.

Get behind the scenes updates and ask questions on the Run Heaton Park Facebook page.


Entry to the 5k or 10k costs just £15 if you commit to raising at least £100 in sponsorship, or £30 if you would prefer not to fundraise.

Secure your place at Run Heaton Park 2019 by completing this online form.

Children (aged 11 and under) can sign up for the 5km for just £7.50, or the 1km route for £5.00. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

To book a place for a child, or if you're an adult and would like to take park in the 1km event, please contact us on 0207 696 6946 or

If you have a disability your support worker can run with you for free. Call or email us to arrange, or to discuss any access requirements.

For full details, please read our terms and conditions.


For more information, please contact the events team:

Not quite ready to sign up yet?

If so, register your interest and we'll be in touch closer to the day with a reminder and more details of the event.

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