Great Midlands Fun Run

This event has been cancelled

The Great Midlands Fun Run 2020 has been cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has sadly been cancelled. Thank you so much to all #TeamStGiles members who had already secured their place. A member of the Fundraising Team will be in touch with all participants soon to discuss your options.

To find out more about the cancellation, please visit the event website here. We know how disappointing this is, but we’re sure everyone will understand why this decision has been made. The Great Midlands Fun Run is now scheduled to take place on 6th June 2021, and we’d love you to be part of it.

Take on the challenge of the 8.5 mile tarmac route taking you from Sutton Coldfield town centre to the rural tranquillity of Sutton Park before returning to the town’s finish line. There’ll be elaborate fancy dress costumes, buggies, four-legged participants and plenty of orange clad St Giles staff and volunteers taking part.

By taking part in the Great Midlands Fun Run you will get:

  • Exclusive medal
  • Course support
  • Timing chip
  • Security of closed roads

As part of #TeamStGiles you will also get:

  • An exclusive St Giles running vest
  • St Giles bespoke fundraising pack
  • On course cheering squad
  • A dedicated team member to assist you on your training and fundraising journey
  • A supportive team to engage with ahead of the event and on the day
  • The huge sense of pride in supporting your local hospice

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We’re here for you… because you’re here for us

“Raising funds for St Giles is so fulfilling. Dad looked forward to going there so as a family we are eternally grateful. They helped him to keep his smile to the end.”

In 2019, Craig Ruff and his family formed “Team Tone” to run the Tamworth Gate Gallop for St Giles in memory of his father Tony. In October, Craig and his sister Danielle also ran the Great Birmingham Half Marathon in aid of the hospice.

“When I did the half marathon, I had moments where I struggled, but that was nothing compared to the effort St Giles put in to caring for Dad.” Craig explained.

“St Giles is such an important local charity. You always feel cared for there and it’s such a comforting place.

“I’d run to the ends of the earth to give St Giles the funds to help people like Dad and families like us.”

Join Craig and fundraise for St Giles to help us to support local people and their families, living with a terminal illness.