Community gets ready for 5th Annual Fun Run

The Balsall Common Fun Run returns for its 5th Edition on Sunday 23rd September 2018, coordinated as always by The Lily Mae Foundation with the usual support from The Heart of England School’s staff, students and Parent Teacher’s Association (PTA).

The community Fun Run – which starts and finishes at The Heart of England School – will include plenty to keep the runners and spectators fed and entertained.

The event has an all-inclusive remit and aims to attract Walkers, Joggers, Runners and Racers of all ages, abilities and anyone with novel ideas for ways of taking part:

“We welcome entrants who wish to run, or walk with pushchairs, or run with their dogs and we’re happy to accommodate all sorts of applications,” explains Fun Run Organiser and Lily Mae Foundation Trustee Geoff Heaps:

“Fancy dress is welcome and this year we already have a penguin taking part.”

Geoff was also keen to express The Lily Mae Foundation’s gratitude for  support received from the community and sponsors:

“We’re grateful to the Heart of England School for allowing us to use the School field.   It’s a great place to watch all the action and take in the atmosphere.   The PTA has also been a great help in organising a range of food and drink stalls, including activities for children to get the Day and the Fun Run off to the best of starts.  We’re also grateful to our many sponsors without whom we couldn’t stage this event.”

Sunday Fun Run Day – 23rd September 2018

The Fun Run action gets underway from 11.00am with Mini Runs of 350 metres for children in nursery and reception classes, followed by runs grouped together for those in Years 1&2, 3&4 and 5&6.

The Main Runs all start at 12:00 noon and includes the following categories; Adult 10K; Adult 5k; Junior 5k; Family 5k.

The all-important Smile Station, vital to flagging runners!

There is also a chance to enter teams comprising 4 people, for which all team members must enter and compete over the same distance.

Enter the 2018 Balsall Common Fun Run

For full event information including terms, conditions and how to enter, please visit:


Balsall Common Fun Run Partners and Sponsors

University of Warwick

Aquarius Interiors Ltd
JP Conference and Events
NDS Tooling Solutions

AJ’s Classic Cakes
Brickmakers Arms
Harper Fields
Heart of England School
Kingsman Estate Agents
Brothers Decor Painting and Decorating
Mondeléz International
New Balance
Sheldon Colour Printers

Balsall Common Fun Run Aims



Published by Craig Burgess

Craig Burgess is one of the original founding members of BalsallCom.Com who lives in Balsall Common. Once a keen cricketer and active Committee member at Berkswell Cricket Club, Craig also committed 5 years service to delivering the Balsall Common Festival to the community, including two as Chairman (2014-15). Craig is also the founder of Balsall Buzz - the Marketing Consultancy that also promotes the best of Balsall Common and surrounding areas.