Hannah England, Paula Radcliffe, Bud Baldaro, and Luke Gunn

Hannah England, Paula Radcliffe, Bud Baldaro, and Luke Gunn

New day. New adventures. New Olympic gold-medal winning starter. Enter the run today

Forget about the Power of Ten, we’ve got the power of three!

It’s all go here for the third Bud’s Run, as we aim to build on the stellar success of the last two years. And with the support of superstars like Paula Radcliffe and Steve Cram, we’re already off to a flying start.

In 2015, we raised £12, 000 for Parkinson’s UK. With your help, we think we can beat this figure.

So get ready for a family-friendly 5K like no other. On Sunday 9th October 2016, we’ll be starting at 10.30am.

We’re delighted that our starter this year is Olympic gold medallist Lily Owsley. Lily struck gold at Rio as part of the all-conquering Great Britain women’s hockey team. She’s a proud University of Birmingham student, and is keen to support our great cause.

As usual, you’ll start and finish under the world-famous “Old Joe” clock tower in Chancellors Court. There’ll be loads of things for you, your family and friends to enjoy. We’ve got a kids race, bacon sarnies, sports masseur, coffee and cake. . .all the ingredients for a perfect day out.

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A great field

Although we’re proud to be a fun run, we love having a strong field of club and national-standard runners. Sara Treacy, Hannah England and Luke Gunn are just three of the stars you’ll line up next to. And that’s why we’ve chosen Sunday 9th October – because it doesn’t clash with any of the road relays, or the Birmingham half marathon.

A Message to You From Bud Baldaro. . .

“It is exciting to launch the third Bud’s Run on behalf of Parkinson’s UK and we hope to have 1000 participants involved this year.  Please do your best to support us.” 

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“Support the great man”

Luke Gunn, Head Coach at the University of Birmingham, said:

 “We are delighted that Bud’s 5k Run is entering its 3rd year. Last year we were blessed with over 400 entries, but we know we can do even better. The race will still take in the picturesque campus and finish under the ever imposing, Old Joe clock tower. Please come along catch up with friends, test yourself but most importantly support the great man, Bud Baldaro, in the best way you can, by running or supporting this great event, which once again hopes to raise bags of cash for Parkinson’s UK.”

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Can’t make it? Then please donate.

“Proud To Be a Supporter”

Here’s what Aidan, the manager of Up and Running’s Birmingham store, had to say:

“Up and Running Birmingham is proud to be a supporter of Bud’s Run 2016. As a company we value the contribution the event makes to the local running community, whilst at the same time raising funds and awareness for an important charity, Parkinson’s UK.  We are very much looking forward to this year’s event and making it the best Bud’s Run there has been. See you at the start line!”