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 1980’s.

The 2019 local charities that benefited from funds raised from the Fun Run and Sponsored Walk were GoStart and Success After Stroke. The 2020 charities will be annouced soon.

As well as the Sudbury Fun Run, Sudbury Joggers also organises a Sponsored Walk that follows the Fun Run route.

The 2020 Sudbury Fun Run and Sudbury Sponsored Walk will be on Good Friday, April 10th, 2020 and entries are open from January 28th.  You can sign-up to both the Fun Run and the Sponsored Walk using this link:


Sudbury Sponsored Walk

For those of you that feel you cannot run or if you just prefer to walk, you can walk (roughly) the same course as the 5 mile Fun Run.

You will start from the same location as the Fun Run athletes about 10 minutes after they start.

Under 15’s MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times (within arms length).

Fun Run and Sponsored Walk Rules

  • The use of ANY audio devices, including bone conduction headphones are NOT premitted.
  • Dogs are not permitted.
  • The Sudbury Fun Run has a time limit of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • There is to be NO running during the Sposored Walk.
  • The Sudbury Fun Run operates under the UKA rules of competition.
  • Breaking of the rules will result in disqualification.

2020 Race Details

Date: Good Friday, 10th April, 2019.

Licence Number: 2020-38480 (pending).

Race Start: Station Road, Sudbury, Suffolk.

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

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

Start Times: 9:15am Sudbury Fun Run – 9:25am Sponsored Walk.

Entry: Entries for the Sudbury Fun Run and the Sudbury Sposored Walk is via

Memento: There will be a medal for all finishers of the Sudbury Sudbury Fun Run and the Sudbury Sponsored Walk

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

Information on food/drink facilities will be coming soon. It is likely we will have a cake stall where the takings will be going 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).

Sudbury Fun Run Age Categories and Prizes

Medals will be awarded to all finishers of the Sudbury Fun Run.
First 3 male and first 3 female finishers overall.
Age Categories for First Male and Female 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 1 where applicable).

Sponsored Walk Prizes

Medals will be awarded to all finishers of the Sudbury Sponsored Walk.

Sudbury Fun Run Route


Sudbury Sponsored Walk Route


Important note: Some details for the 2020 race are still provisional and will be updated by the end of February 2020.