Choose your distance - take on a 5km or 10km route around one of the largest urban parks 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? There is also a family friendly 1km run for you to enjoy together - email us to sign them up for £5!

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

Date: Saturday 22 September 2018.

Registration: From 8:30am (for runners signing up on the day or collecting running numbers/timing chips).

1km start time: 9:30am

5km and 10km start time: 10:30am (warm up from 10am)

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

    The route

    Take a look at the Run Bute Park map here:


    Entry to the 10km or 5km run is just £10. Secure your place at Run Bute Park 2018 today by completing this online form.

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

    To book a place for a child, or if you're an adult and would like to take part in the 1km race, 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 this, or to discuss any accessibility requirements.

    We ask that each paying participant tries their best to raise £100 in order to help us support people with a learning disability to live the lives they choose. With the dedicated support of our Events team, you'll fly over the fundraising finish line in no time!

    For full details, please read our Terms and conditions.


    For more information, please contact the Events team:

    Register your interest

    Are you thinking of taking part in Run Bute Park?

    If so, register your interest and we'll be in touch closer to the day with details of the event and how you can sign up.

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