Bob French Sudbury Fun Run – Sudbury’s Annual Charity 5 Mile Fun Run

The Sudbury Fun Run is one of the major longstanding sporting events of Sudbury Town, and it has been taking place now in various forms since the early 1980s.

Last year, the money raised went to the British Heart Foundation and Storehouse Foodbank. This year’s charities are still to be confirmed.

As well as the Fun Run, Sudbury Joggers has previously organised a Sponsored Walk that follows the Fun Run route. However, for 2023, the Sponsored Walk will not be going ahead.

The 2023 Sudbury Fun Run will be on Good Friday, April 7th, 2023, and online registration will open on January 27th, 2023.  You can sign-up at:

Fun Run Rules

  • The use of ANY audio devices, including bone conduction headphones are NOT permitted.
  • Dogs are not permitted.
  • The Fun Run has a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • The Fun Run operates under the UKA rules of competition.
  • Breaking the rules will result in disqualification.

2023 Race Details

Date: Good Friday, 7th April 2022.

Licence Number: 2023-45438.

Course Measurement Number: 16/024.

Race Start: Station Road, Sudbury, Suffolk.

Race Finish: Belle Vue Park, Newton Road, Sudbury, CO10 2RG.

Race Headquarters: Belle Vue Park, Newton Road, Sudbury, CO10 2RG.

Start Time: 9:15 am.

Minimum Age: 15 years.

Entry: Entries for the Sudbury Fun Run is via

Memento: There will be a medal for all Sudbury Fun Run finishers.

Facilities: There are no showers, changing facilities or unattended bag storage – please come prepared to run.

Information on food/drink facilities will be coming soon. We will likely have a cake stall where the takings will go to charity.

Car Parking

Car parking is available using Babergh District Council Car Parks:
North Street, CO10 1JH (199 spaces),
Kingfisher, CO10 2SU (279 spaces*),
Roys, CO10 2TJ (268 spaces),
Girling Street, CO10 1RF (78 spaces),
Mill Lane, CO10 2BH (23 spaces),
Stour Street, CO10 2AX (39 spaces).

*The Kingfisher car park has a capacity of 279 spaces but will be reduced to approximately 230 on race day.

Sudbury Fun Run Age Categories and Prizes

Medals will get awarded to all finishers of the Sudbury Fun Run.
First three male and first three female finishers overall.
Age Categories for First Male and Female are as follows: Under 18, Senior, Master 40, Master 50 and Master 60+.
Wardale Williams Opticians Trophies to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male and Female aged 55 and above.
Trophies for 1st Male and Female Local (Sudbury/Cornard) Unattached Residents.
(Runners are eligible to win more than one award where applicable).


Sudbury Fun Run Route


Additional Information

If you become injured or any of the details provided are incorrect, you can use the “transfer/change entry” link on to change or transfer your entry. Online number transfers/changes should be completed three days before the race.

You should not allow anyone to run with your number without using our official transfer systems – if you do, the runner who runs under your name will not be eligible for any prizes and you and the runner who runs under your name may be banned from future races and may be reported to the relevant athletics authorities.

The wearing of earphones (including bone-conducting earphones) is fully banned. Entrants caught wearing such during the race will be disqualified by the race referee.

In the eventuality of this event being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, safety reasons or other issues beyond the control of Sudbury Joggers, it is our policy not to offer refunds or deferrals due to costs already incurred.

Past Results

Sudbury Town Council - Association of UK Course Measurers Certified Accurate - runbritain