Choose your distance and pick your pace!

With 1km, 5km or 10km options you can either aim for a personal best, or take your time and enjoy the sights and sounds in the largest urban park in Europe.

The route is on tarmac paths and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels to run, jog or walk.

Children can sign up for just £5 and if you have a disability your support worker or personal assistant can run for free - just email us to sign them up! If you’re in a wheelchair, be sure to get in touch too, as there are wheelchair places available.

What are you waiting for? Pull on your trainers and pound the pavements to help us support people with learning disability to live the lives they choose.

As part of Team Mencap, you'll receive:

  • top-notch fundraising support from the Mencap events team
  • regular updates about the race, and Mencap
  • big cheers on race day
  • a Mencap t-shirt to run in
  • a finishers medal – to wear with pride!


Entry for adults to the 5km and 10km races is just £10.

You can sign up now by completing this online form.

(If you're an adult and would like to take part in the 1km race, please contact us.)

Children (aged 11 and under) can sign up for the 5km or 1km route for just £5.

Please note: Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the run.

If you have a disability, your support worker can run for free

To book a place for a child or a carer, or to discuss any access requirements, please contact us using the contact details below.

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 chose. With the dedicated support of our events team, you'll fly over the fundraising finish line in no time. So, what are you waiting for? 

For full details, please read our Terms and Conditions.


For more information, please contact the Events Team:

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