The ninth annual Wythall and Hollywood Fun Run will take place on Sunday July 8th 2018.
We are hoping for good running weather again this year and are looking to make the event more successful than ever.
Last year we had approximately 750 competing runners for the three races, the 10 kilometre, 5 kilometre and 1.5 kilometre runs, the last being around Wythall Park. Runners again appreciated the closed roads, which attract a greater number of entrants, who enjoy the rural course and safe conditions, and their families and friends joined us for what turned out to be another great day. We were delighted with the results, receiving lots of positive feedback.
Last year £7,200 was donated to local good causes. These were: Wythall Community Association, Wythall Radio Club, Wythall Together, St Marys Hospice, Fusion Gym, Pilgrim Bandits, BCOP and Wythall Animal Sanctuary. We trust that our contributions will enable them to continue the good work they do in the local area.
Every participant who completes the course receives a commemorative medal, and there are cash prizes to be won for the top three entrants in each category. Congratulations to all the runners, and also to the winners of the interschool’s cup, the Coppice Primary School, who retained the trophy once again.
The trustees of the charity are working hard behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the event. This year we will be introducing Chip Timing for the 10k and 5k races. Please come along and join us on the day, whether it is to run or spectate, and support this annual community event. The two main races start at 9.15 at the park and the 1.5 kilometre race around the park, aimed at children and families, starts at 11.30.
Please visit our website for further information and to enter on-line at wythall-hollywood-funrun.org.uk and keep the date free...July 8th 2018. We hope to see you on the day!!