How long is the Fun Run?
About 3.7 Miles (6km), all on the road.
What is the record time?
The record is 18.30 minutes.
How many runners usually take part in the Fun Run?
There have been 1,000 runners in previous fun runs.
What time does the race start?
11am, on the dot for The Red Start, Competitive Race. The Blue Start, Run for Fun is at 11.10am.
What are the classes in the Fun Run?
Adult Male, Adult Female, 15-18 Male, 15-18 Female, 13-15 Male, 13-15 Female, Under 13 Male, Under 13 Female
Are skate boards and bicycles allowed in the Fun Run?
Are dogs allowed in the run?
Yes, but only in the Blue Start Fun Run and only if they are on a lead and under control. Please assemble at the back of the group at the start of the run so that you don't impede other runners.
Are pushchairs allowed in the run?
Yes, but only in the Blue Start Fun Run. Please assemble at the back of the group at the start of the run so that you don't impede other runners.
Can we wear fancy dress?
Yes. If you are wearing large fancy dress costumes that may impede other runners, particularly at the start, then please assemble at the back of the group. Please obey our Marshalls who are there to help ensure we have a safe event.
Is there anywhere to park?
There will be car parking on the village sports ground and other designated sites. They will be signposted when you get to the village. There will be a car parking charge of £1 per car.
Which roads will be closed?
A small part of the village on Church Road will be closed all day, while the route itself is closed to vehicles from 10.30am until sometime after noon.
Are there changing facilities?
The pavilion by the car park on the sports ground will be available.
How does chip timing work?
Your timing chip is stapled to your bib number and needs to be attached to your shoe. Please put your race number on your front in a visible position and please do not cut or fold your number as it may prevent your time being recorded. Your timing will begin when you cross the mat under the start line banner and when you cross the finish line mat your time and position will be recorded automatically.
How do I get my race number and chip?
If you have not picked up your race number in advance then on the day of the race please go to the distribution point which will be clearly sign posted and collect your race number with timing chip attached.
What if I lose or forget to bring my number bib?
You will have to join the queue at the entry tent to remedy this. It will delay you and you will have to pay a fee for replacement.
What happens if I am not wearing my chip when I finish?
Your time or position will not be recorded.
What if I enter on the day?
Entries on the day go to the registration area in the Anchor garden and they will give you a race number with timing chip attached in exchange for completed entry form and entry fee.
How do I return my Chip?
Your chip is non returnable. Please dispose of all rubbish in the bins provided around the village.
Where can I get an entry form?
You can register online here or you can download an entry form from this site from April 1st.
From April 1st there will be entry forms at The Anchor Inn, Oldbury. Also at Bonds of Thornbury at 14 The Plain, Thornbury or Elite Fitness Centres.
You can enter in person at The Anchor Inn Oldbury from Monday June 19th to Friday June 23rd, between 6.30pm and 7.45pm.
There will be no more postal or online entries accepted after 18th June and no online entries accepted after 23rd June.
Can I register on the day?
Yes, for an extra charge of £3 you can register from 9am at the registration tent. Registrations close at 10.30am
What are the entry fees for the race?
Under 13 years £5
All others £8
Entries on the day will incur an extra charge of £3 for speedy processing.
Postage is included in the entry fees.
What charity will benefit from this fun run?
CLIC Sargent and various local and other charities
Why should I collect sponsorship money?
Each year your sponsorship money helps CLIC Sargent support children undergoing cancer treatment and their families. CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home are vital for families who regularly travel large distances for their child to be treated for cancer. They provide free accommodation in seven UK cities, just a short walk from the hospital. Here, the family can stay together and keep some sense of normality, while they support their child during often gruelling, intensive treatment.
These children need their families close by. With your support, CLIC Sargent can help families deal with childhood cancer together.
How do I collect sponsorship for running?
There will be a sponsor form included in the pack that is sent out to you after you have registered. Or you can download it from here. CLIC Sargent offers a JustGiving page that you can direct your sponsors to, where they can use paypal, debit or credit cards to donate online. It's really easy to use and you can even collect sponsorship from friends abroad.
Click here to go to the JustGiving page
What is the closing date for returning all sponsorship money?
There will be no closing date for sponsorship money returns.
Where do I return any sponsor money and forms to?
By post to - Oldbury Fun Run, Cherry Tree Cottage, Camp Road, Oldbury on Severn, BS35 1PR
Can we run as team?
Oldbury on Severn Fun Run Committee Team Rules.
The following rules are for the guidance of those wishing to enter a team for the Oldbury on Severn Fun Run.
If you have any queries please contact Deborah Griffiths, details can be found at the bottom of the entry form.
1. A team will consist of a minimum of 4 runners of either sex, there is no maximum number.
2. The team name must be unique and should clearly identify the group involved.
3. The team start will be the RED start at 11:00 BST.
4. The first 4 members of the team to complete the race will count towards the team prize.
5. The first 4 place positions will be added together and the team with the lowest number will be the winner.
6. Each member of the team MUST register individually and enter the team name on the registration form or in the correct place online. (If forms are left for attention of Keith Sullivan at the Anchor Oldbury they will be forwarded). Payment must accompany the forms.
7. The TEAM NAME must be entered in the “running club or team” field and all team members MUST spell the team name correctly.
8. Last date for registration for teams is 18th June 2017.
9. The Richard Pearce Memorial Shield will be presented to the first team after the race.
What other activities will there be?
There will be stalls and displays, rides and candy floss, barbecues and roasts, local ice cream on sale. There will be music at various venues. There will also be a Punch & Judy show.
Who is sponsoring this event?
There is a list of this year's sponsors on the bottom of our home page.