Last reminder for Knowle Fun Run participants

Last year’s Mini Run winners with Don Maclean

Last year’s Mini Run winners with Don Maclean

Runners have just a few days remaining to get their entry forms in for this year’s Knowle Fun Run.

Organisers of the ever popular community event on Sunday May 17 are expecting the usual last minute scramble for places from runners from all over the Midlands.

Although the Fun Run is not until May 17 Knowle and Dorridge Lions have to close entries early on Tuesday 12, so runners are being urged to get their entries in ahead of the deadline.

This year’s Fun Run will see BBC Midlands Today presenter Rebecca Wood get the runners under way and present the prizes and raise funds for Arthritis Research UK, Solihull Young Carers and Knowle Football Club, as well as local causes.

The Lions hope individuals, as well as companies, have been getting their efforts sponsored and hope to raise over £40,000 for these worthy causes.

“As well as the five-mile run there will be four Mini Runs for those under nine years old in Years 1-4,” said organiser Richard Buckley.

“We are obliged to close the course through Knowle to traffic for the two hours of the Fun Run, from 11.45am to 2pm.

“As usual we shall be welcoming runners from all over the country, not just the Midlands.

“Get online now at to complete your entry today.”