Update 16th March 2020:

It is with great regret that Sudbury Joggers will not be holding the 2020 Sudbury Fun Run and Sponsored Walk on Good Friday, the 10th of April due to the Coronavirus (Convid-19).

At this time, we are working closely with other parties involved in the running of the event and listening to the advice from UK Athletics and the government before we decide on alternative dates later in the year.

As we continue to monitor this on-going situation closely, registration is halted.

We will contact participants and post on social media further news once we have a decision as soon as we can.

As runners, we share in the frustration of this news, and we ask for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times.

We wish you all continued good health in the weeks to come and hope to see you out running soon.

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 1980’s.

This year, money raised will be going to the British Heart Foundation. The 2019 local charities that benefited from funds raised from the Fun Run and Sponsored Walk were GoStart and Success After Stroke.

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: https://www.racesonline.uk/race-entry/sudbury/

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 RacesOnline.uk.

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


Additional Information

If you become injured or any of the details provided are incorrect, you can use the “transfer/change entry” link on https://www.racesonline.uk/race-entry/sudbury 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 the organising club, it is our policy not to offer refunds or deferrals due to costs already incurred.