Beaverbrooks Fun Run - FAQs
The event start and finishes outside the Savoy Hotel, Queen's Promenade, Blackpool FY2 9SJ.
The start time is 11am.
Our event HQ- located inside the Savoy Hotel- will be open from 9am though. Here you'll find all things registration, participant packs, merchandise, bag drop and Forget-Me-Knot Massage (free of charge but donations welcomed).
There will also be a warm up and speeches just before 11am. Do come down to soak up the atmosphere!
From the Savoy, the route heads south along the Promenade passing Blackpool Tower, the Golden Mile and Pleasure Beach. The turning point is near the Big Blue Hotel and run back towards the Savoy to collect your medal.
All runners will have two hours to complete the 10k Fun Run.
Wear whatever you feel comfortable running in. We are celebrating 40 years so would love for our runners to dress up in an 80s theme! The first 1,000 runners to register will also receive the official limited edition 40th anniversary t-shirt. If you'd like to buy one of our new bespoke Trinity running vest and cycling jerseys, please visit our online shop.
In the interest of safety, people wearing roller skates will not be allowed to participate.
Yes. You will receive a disposable tag which you attach to your trainer - the chip will register the time as you run over mats at the start and finish lines.
Our chip timing system is provided by Sports Timing Solutions. The times will be available via our website shortly after the event and will also be printed in the Blackpool Gazette on Tuesday 16th May.
Please note: Instructions on how to attached your disposable trainer tag are provided in your runner pack.
This event is a fun run and we encourage runners of all abilities and levels of experience, however the minimum age is 11 years old.
We will reserve a section at the front of the race for runners expecting to finish in under 40 minutes.
Yes. All we ask is that you contact the fundraising team beforehand by telephoning 01253 952556 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited parking is available on nearby streets. Please give yourself plenty of time to park and where possible car share or use public transport. The tram stops directly outside the Savoy Hotel should you be using it.
Yes, toilets will be available on the event site.
Whilst you can use the toilets, there are no designated changing or showering facilities available at this event.
Of course, we take your safety seriously and first aid support will both en-route and at the finish line. Marshals will also be able to assist you if needs be. Please speak to your nearest first aider or marshal if you are in need of assistance.
No, but please ensure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your entry number.
There will be water stations at the halfway and finish points but we recommend you fetch your own with you.
Yes please! The entry fee only covers our costs for putting on this event. Any sponsorship raised for Trinity Hospice will go directly towards patient care. If every runner raises or donates just £25, this event would raise a minimum of £32,500 for Trinity Hospice. INCREDIBLE.
For more information about fundraising and JustGiving, visit:
In your pack you will find a sponsorship form. Or if you prefer you can create an online giving page at www.justgiving.com/trinitycare - it is really easy, only takes a few minutes and maximises the amount of gift aid we can claim.
If you fundraised offline, you can submit your money to us:
- Online www.trinityhospice.co.uk/support-us/make-a-donation
- Fetch it to the Hospice*
- Send a cheque in the post to Trinity Hospice, Low Moor Road, Bispham, Blackpool, FY2 0BG*
Please ensure you include your personal details and note that your sponsorship was raised for Fun Run.
If you used JustGiving to raise sponsorship, you don't need to do anything! Your Fun Run page will automatically close in due course and the money will come directly to us.
If you didn't raise sponsorship but would like to show your support for Trinity Hospice, you can make a one-off donation here.
Every donation, no matter how big or small, will go towards our expert, life-changing services.
Thank you for your generosity.
This year Trinity Hospice has teamed up with AWOL to capture all the fun at our 10k!
Our volunteer photographers- who you might recognise from our other events- will be working with AWOL to capture runners during the race. As a result we will not be posting photos on our Facebook page as in previous years.
Instead, photos will be published digitally online and will be available to buy. You will be able to search for your photos using your participant number.
A donation from the proceeds will be made to Trinity Hospice as result of people purchasing photos.
If you purchase your digital photos by midnight on Saturday 13th May, you can enjoy all your official digital photos for just £10.00. Click here to pre-order your photos now.
Alternatively, you can buy your photos after the event for £20.00
For more information on the service and how to find your photo, click here
How it works
"Live, professional and quality controlled photography combined with facial, chip and number recognition allows real-time tagging of athletes."
"AWOL guarantees you a minimum of 3 tagged digital images of yourself, or your money back."
PLEASE NOTE: Your runner number MUST be visible. Please pin this to the front of your running outfit.
Where can I find my sponsorship form?
Many of our participants fundraise online, but should you wish to use a sponsor form to collect cash sponsorship, or if your pack is yet to be sent out and you are eager to get fundraising in-person early, you can download a form here.
Can I fundraise for a charity that is not Trinity?
Yes, the Beaverbrooks 10k Fun Run is the only event organised by Trinity Hospice that participants can raise funds for a charity of their choice. Honouring the history of Blackpool's most-popular 10k Fun Run. With the fee only covering the cost of the event, many participants make a one off donation to Trinity when they sign-up.
Can I take part in Blackpool's Fun Run if I am not from the area?
Absolutely, over the years many runners have travelled from across the country to take part in Blackpool Beaverbrooks 10k Fun Run. Blackpool has many hotels close to the event starting/finishing point that accommodate groups and individuals. We also accept sign-ups on the morning of the event, but please ensure you get there early.