About the GX Fun Run

Since 2001 the fun run has brought individuals, families, friends, and local businesses together, raising much needed funds for charities that are at the very heart of the community. This year’s charities are Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Liberty’s Legacy and William’s Fund. The fun run provides the perfect excuse for a family day out with something for everyone and an opportunity to catch up with old friends and make a few new ones.

GX Fun Run (previous years)


Timings for the day

09:30 - East Common closes to all vehicles between Packhorse Road and Mill Lane
10:00 – 14:00 - Race Pack & T-shirt Collection at Race HQ, East Common (pre-registered runners only)
11:00 – 13:30 - Children’s Short Sprint Registration at Race HQ, East Common
11:00 - Family activities and entertainments open on East Common
Food and Drink outlets open on East Common


11:00 - Rock Choir on East Common
12:00 - All road closures in place for whole race route
Runners assemble on East Common
12:15 - Runners warm-up by Fit House and safety announcement


12:30 - Music from St J and the Joggers on East Common
From 13:30 - Main Race results are published on East Common and later at gxfunrun.org.uk
13:45 - Warm-up for Children’s Sprints on East Common
From 13:45 - As last runners pass through - Race route closures are lifted 
14:00 - Children’s Short Sprints start; Music from Well Oiled on East Common
15:00 - Music from Fabulous Duck Brothers on East Common
16:00 - Food and Drink outlets close
16:15 - Live Music on East Common ends; Grand  Draw
18:00 - East Common reopens to vehicles between Packhorse Road and Mill Lane

What's new for 2022


Kids sprints

There will be the usual 5k event for runners aged 7 and over, in four age groups (children, teenagers, adults, veterans), with individual and team entries.

Start time 12:30 for 5km route.

New for 2022 is a 1km mini-run for runners aged 6-8 - start time 11:00, as well as the children’s sprints for 4–5-year-olds starting at 14:00.

The attractions to include food stalls, bar, live music, and children’s entertainments, as well as the Run itself. 

Find out more about your food, drink and fun options here.