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​Come on Bury, let’s get together for the family fun run!

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​Come on Bury, let’s get together for the family fun run!

Arena Owl joined the summer sports camp at Castle Leisure Centre to encourage the young participants to get involved in the free-to-enter Arena Group Bury Family Fun Run on Sunday 15 September 2019.

The run, organised by Run for All, is accessible, approximately 1.4k in length, and open to anyone aged 3 or over to enter. The route starts and ends at The Rock in Bury town centre and all participants receive a well-deserved medal and goody bag at the finish. The run will start at 11:45am, after the Asda Foundation Bury 10k has finished.

Pritesh Patel from Bury Council’s Sport and Physical Activity Service said: “This free event is a great opportunity for families to enjoy some family time together.

“You don’t have to be a seasoned runner to take part, everyone can give it a go. It’s perfectly OK to run part of the route and walk the rest, or walk all the way if you want to. Families can do whatever works best for them. We just want families to come out in force, get moving and enjoy themselves.

“Children aged 3 to 8 must be accompanied by an adult but youngsters aged 9 and above can take part with friends or classmates if they prefer.”

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Nick Pendlebury of Arena Group comments: “The local team is looking forward to joining Arena Owl, the run’s mascot, cheering on the young runners along with family, friends and passers-by that make up a supportive crowd. We’re proud that Arena’s support can ensure that background or ability is no barrier to getting involved in a fun, health activity that’s become a highlight to the town’s event calendar.”

Nicola Christian of organisers Run For All said: “The family fun run is always such a fun, friendly and - most importantly - inclusive event. With the Bury Family Fun Run taking place on the same day as the Bury 10K, the atmosphere is going to be a fantastic. We’re really looking forward to embracing the town’s great community spirit.”


Press release issued: 30 August 2019.

Notes for Editors

Arena Group started out in October 1991, driven by a commitment to create a commercially successful business selling and servicing photocopiers built on a foundation of outstanding customer service and a people-centric culture. Arena Group has grown to over 200 employees, an annual turnover of £28 million and offices across the North of England, the Midlands and North Wales and includes business software for electronic document management in its expanding product portfolio.

Arena values are actively demonstrated through sponsorship, fundraising and CSR including support for the Run for All mini, junior and family runs since 2010 to enable young people to participate regardless of background or ability. Visit for more information.

I Will IF You Will was established with National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by Bury Council, in partnership with local businesses, national governing bodies of sport (NGBs), community groups, social organisations and volunteer champions.

In September 2013, Bury was chosen by Sport England to pilot I Will If You Will to test what helps create a shift in attitude towards sport and physical activity, and what encourages more women and girls to be more active, more often.

Run For All is part of Jane Tomlinson’s lasting legacy. Jane Tomlinson CBE raised £1.85m for children’s and cancer charities before her untimely death from cancer aged just 43 in 2007. She made headlines across the world by competing in a series of epic endurance challenges from the London Marathon, ironman and triathlon competitions, to a 4,200 mile cycle ride across the width of the USA – despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Her family continue to raise funds in her name, and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal has to date raised a massive £10 million.

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Bury Council consists of six towns, Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich. Formed in April 1974 as a result of Local Government re-organisation it was one of the ten original districts that formed the County of Greater Manchester. The Borough has an area of 9,919 hectares (24,511 acres) and serves a population of 187,500.

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