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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.

This year’s selected local charities that will benefit from funds raised from the Fun Run and Sponsored Walk are GoStart and Success After Stroke.

Since 2018, we were able to accept more runners than ever before, with a new total of 600 athletes.

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

The 2019 Sudbury Fun Run and Sudbury Sponsored Walk will be on Good Friday, April 19th, 2019 and entries are open from January 28th.  You can sign-up to both the Fun Run and the Sponsored Walk using this link:

The 2019 Sudbury Fun Run will be part of the 2019 Suffolk County Championship Road Race Series.


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).

2019 Charities

The two local charities that will benefit from the money raised at the 2019 Sudbury Fun Run and Sponsored Walk is GoStart and Success After Stroke.

GoStart Community Transport

GoStart Community TransportGoStart Community Transport provides vital, low-cost transport services to pensioners, people with disabilities, school children and voluntary and charitable groups.

The GoStart objective is to provide transport to those who for reasons including age, poor health or living in isolation are finding they are restricted from leading a normal life.

With a fleet of five accessible vehicles, GoStart offers a wide range of transport services which allow passengers to go shopping, attend health appointments, visit friends and relatives, access educational facilities, enjoy day trips and get to work.

  • All vehicles are accessible
  • Dial-a-ride door-to-door service
  • People carrier service for longer journeys
  • Group hire for voluntary and charitable groups

GoStart Dial-A-Ride vehicles operate a door-to-door service within an 8-mile radius of the centre of Sudbury, serving communities such as Great Cornard, Acton, Long Melford, Great Waldingfield, Lavenham, Glemsford and Cavendish.

You can find out more information on GoStart on their website:

Success After Stroke

Success After StrokeSuccess after Stroke is a Suffolk based charity which provides, through their dedicated team of professional therapists and volunteers, care and support to stroke survivors and their families, helping them to regain confidence and rebuild their lives.

Success after Stroke began in the year 2000. It became a registered Charity in 2006 and moved to larger premises at The Stevenson Centre, Great Cornard, Suffolk. They are affiliated to The Stroke Association and have been recognised by them on two occasions for the work done in the community. In 2014 they were given an award by Babergh District Council for their continued support of stroke survivors.

Success After Stroke continues to go from strength to strength, providing help and support for their members.

You can find out more information on Success After Stroke on their website:

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.

2019 Race Details

Date: Good Friday, 19th April, 2019.

Licence Number: 2019-36569 (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