Beamish hosts fun run for children

Youngsters trying out the Go Run For Fun course at Beamish Museum.
Youngsters trying out the Go Run For Fun course at Beamish Museum.
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Children aged between five and 11 are being invited to take part in a special run and day of celebrations at Beamish.

The Living Museum of the North and Great North Run Culture have joined forces to encourage children to take up running

Youngsters trying out the Go Run For Fun course at Beamish Museum.

Youngsters trying out the Go Run For Fun course at Beamish Museum.

There will be a 1.5 mile Go Run For Fun on Saturday, August 29, which will mark the end of a year spent honouring Great North Greats – extraordinary people from the north east who have all been recognised by Great North Run Culture as part of its ongoing series of events following last year’s GNR Million Ceremony.

The run will take place around the grounds of Beamish. Children who participate in the run are able to get free entry into Beamish for the day and one parent or guardian per child entry can purchase a discounted day ticket for £6.

After the run, which kicks off at 9am, a number of other free activities will take place, including live sing-a-longs in the pit village and a parade which commemorates sport throughout bygone ages.

Paul Foster, Beamish’s historic events officer, said: “We’re very excited to be hosting Go Run For Fun as part of a fantastic celebration of the north east’s sporting heritage.

Youngsters trying out the Go Run For Fun course at Beamish Museum.

Youngsters trying out the Go Run For Fun course at Beamish Museum.

“If you’ve got children aged between five and 11-years-old, get on your marks and register them for this fun event.”

Sally Lockey, programme manager for Great North Run Culture, said: “It’s a great opportunity for children to get into running, a very manageable 1.5 mile run around an extraordinary venue plus you get to spend the day at Beamish afterwards.”

The Go Run For Fun team is part of the Great Run company who travel around the world encouraging children to take up running and inspiring the athletes of tomorrow.

The run at Beamish is being made possible through support from Port of Tyne, Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Youngsters trying out the Go Run For Fun course at Beamish Museum.

Youngsters trying out the Go Run For Fun course at Beamish Museum.

If your child fancies putting on their running shoes visit www.beamish.org.uk to register a place.

All participants receive free entry to Beamish, a goodie bag, a Go Run For Fun T-shirt and a medal after the race.