Lunchtime 5k Charity Fun Runs

2013 fun run start

For details of forthcoming runs, please see the right hand side of this page.

Please note that these runs are not organised by Spectrum Striders RC.  The runs are organised by members of Spectrum Striders and other work colleagues & friends.

Unlike many other charity runs, all of the entry money is donated to a charity and some people also raise sponsorship to increase their donation.

The total amount raised after 33 runs is over £22000, all of which was donated to the various charities.

Everyone involved in the race organisation donates their effort for free – race organisers, people who take entries, marshals.  There is often a small gift to finishers (e.g. cereal bar, fruit), donated by a local company.

The runs are during midweek lunchtimes, usually on Friday, at 12:30pm.  The runs are often substantial events as you can see from the numbers of finishers.

The course is always the same 5k course as for the well-established Forest Park Ladies-only 5k race held every July.  To see details of the route, click on the small map to the lower right of this page.

Previous 5k fun runs

   Number of Amount
 Date Charity finishers raised
 Children In Need
 48 £362
 24-Mar-2017 Comic Relief 52 £430
 18-Nov-2016 Children In Need 67 £615
 26-Feb-2016 Ronald McDonald House
 52 £475
 13-Nov-2015 Children In Need 72 £506
 15-Oct-2015 Action For Children
 14-Nov-2014 Children In Need 52 £426
 24-Jan-2014 Birchwood Community High School 22 £122
 15-Nov-2013 Children In Need 53 £372
 19-Apr-2013 Muscular Dystrophy 57 £351
 15-Mar-2013 Comic Relief  39 £500
 16-Nov-2012 Children In Need 61 £463
 12-Oct-2012 Brainwave 28 £120
 29-Jun-2012 Brainwave 30 £155
 23-Mar-2012 Sport Relief
 63 £442
 18-Nov-2011 Children In Need
 101 £975
 2-Sep-2011 Help For Heroes
 58 £419
 18-Mar-2011 Red Nose Day  99 £970
 10-Dec-2010 UK Youth
 40 £525
 20-Nov-2010 Children In Need
 70 £507
 22-Oct-2010 Cystic Fibrosis Trust
 50 £368
 7-May-2010 Derian House Childrens Hospice
 57 £410
 20-Nov-2009 Children In Need 90 £1564
 9-Oct-2009 North West Air Ambulance 42 £250
 24-Apr-2009 Cheshire Guides 54 £340
 13-Mar-2009 Red Nose Day 132 £899
 14-Nov-2008 Children In Need 83 £945
 17-Oct-2008 Macmillan Cancer Care 64 £425
 12-Sep-2008 Prince's Trust 50 £520
 18-Apr-2008 Ethan's Journey 62 £1000
 16-Nov-2007 Children In Need 77 £565
 21-Sep-2007 Wigan & Leigh Hospice 47 £330
 20-Jul-2007 Wildlife Trust 48 £280
 16-Mar-2007 Red Nose Day 139 £1200
 20-Dec-2006 Weston Spirit 40 £700
 17-Nov-2006 Children In Need 93 £1567
 7-Apr-2006 Alder Hey Children's Hospital 97 £792
 18-Nov-2005 Children In Need 133 £1549
 15-Jul-2005 Children's Hospices 55 £648
 11-Mar-2005 Red Nose Day 133 £600
 19-Nov-2004 Children In Need 127 £1137
 10-Sep-2004 Sense 65 £300
 29-Apr-2004 NSPCC 77 £626
 21-Nov-2003 Children In Need 86 £795
 18-Jul-2003 Christies 44 £436
 14-Mar-2003 Red Nose Day 141 £1704
 17-Dec-2002 Baby Unit, Warrington Hosp. 72 unknown
 26-Apr-2002 Baby Unit, Warrington Hosp. 82 unknown
 16-Nov-2001 Children In Need 76 £500
 21-Jul-2001 NSPCC 63 £350
 16-Mar-2001 Red Nose Day 115 unknown

Next 5k fun run

Usual course, 12:30pm start:

Fri 17-Nov-2017:  Click here

In aid of

BBC Children in Need

Forest Park Ladies 5k - directions

View race venue & motorway junction in Google Maps

Race Venue

Ranger Centre
Birchwood Forest Park
off Moss Gate
(no postcode)

5k Race Route

Ladies 5k route