Arena has made a lonstanding commitment to encouraging the community to keep fit by sponsoring the Run for All Fun Run series. Formerly known as the Mini and Junior runs, Run for All recently rebranded and adapted the format to be entirely inclusive to attract people from all ages and backgrounds, regardless of ability.
Everyone’s invited to take part to walk, run, jog, wheel – whether they’re looking for a fun day out in the fresh air, challenging themselves to be more active, or running to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts.
We’re proud to continue our support which began in 2010. Arena’s sponsorship enables under 15s to run for free across the 5 fun runs that take place alongside Run For All’s 10k and half marathon runs.
The Leeds, Lincoln, York, Bury and Sheffield runs provide a highlight in the cities' calendars with runners and spectators alike enjoying the buzz of the occasion, and Arena Owl, the event mascot, leading the cheers from a friendly crowd of supporters.
“We have always been proud to be associated with such a fantastic and inclusive event, and more so now that the Fun Runs are open to all ages,” explains Arena’s MD Adrian Fitzpatrick. “The Arena Series Funs Runs are a great way to encourage anyone, regardless of ability or background, to get out and be active. For many, there’s the added incentive of supporting a cause close to their hearts.”
Arena Fun Run highlights:
- In 2019 alone, nearly 2,000 young runners took part, with 736 running for free thanks to Arena sponsorship
- Since the Arena sponsored series began in 2010, over 15,000 children have taken part with over 18,000 miles run, walked or wheeled
- Thousands of pounds have been raised with over 47 partner charities involved as well a causes close to the participants' hearts.
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