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2023 Berkhamsted Five Mile Fun Run Schools and Youth Teams (TO BE UPDATED IF REQUIRED)

About the Event

Now coming up to its 40th staging, the Berkhamsted Half Marathon and Five Mile Fun Run has attracted an enthusiastic following, with typically 1200 runners taking on the longer distance and 600 enjoying the Fun Run.


The event is organised by the Berkhamsted Rotary Club. On top of whatever the thousands of runners have raised in personal and team sponsorship, over the years, Rotary has been able to donate more than £250,000 from this event for various charities.  


The Five Mile Fun Run is an opportunity for children not only to experience a major well organised event but also to engage with the local community to fundraise for their chosen charities. In 2017 two school groups used the Fun run to raise nearly £15000 in sponsorship for the Teenage Cancer Trust whilst local hospices and youth organisations subsequently received donations from event surpluses.


There will be a £250 cash prize for the School Team with the best aggregate time for four girls and similarly another £250 for the team with the best aggregate time for four boys (see Prizes for details). At the finish a unique medal, banana, 500ml water bottle and cereal bar are presented to each participant.  

  • Event Date: Sunday 5th March 2023

  • Start and Finish is at Berkhamsted Cricket Club, Castle Hill, Berkhamsted HP4 1HE . 

  • Further details about the event, including route maps, are on our website at   

Entry for Schools and Youth Teams

Entering a team will help strengthen your community, bring you valuable public recognition, raise money for your own favourite charity – and everyone will get fit too! 

All you need to do is to display our poster and sign-up sheet, encourage your community to enter and add their details.

School and Youth Team runners for the Fun run must be 18 years or under and there are special discounted entry fees for teams prior to February 28 (from March 1 add £2)

  • standard rate is £9 per  person

  • for teams of 10 -  it’s £8 

  • for teams of 20 -  it’s £7 

  • for teams of 40 -  it’s £5 

  • adults running with the team will need to pay the full entry fee of £9 


Please note that school and youth teams should not enter their competitors online but instead: 

  • enter and register by filling out the attached “Rotary 5 mile Fun Run Entry Form” and hand this to their nominated Rotary contact before January 31st.

  • we will then mail out runners’ packs so that entrants can just turn up and run.

  • entry fees for team runners should be collected by the team organiser and will be collected by the nominated Rotarian contact person.


If you have a favourite charity, encourage your team to get some personal sponsorship.  You can then collect and make the donation direct to your charity and get your well-deserved credit.  We would appreciate it if you tell us how much was raised, and for which charity.  We've got a new award to encourage individual and team fundraising - see Prizes for details.

Individual Entry

If you’d prefer, you can simply display a poster and encourage your community to enter as individuals using the registration options available on our website

Support us On social media and we’ll support you
Make the most of your entry, by talking about the event on social media, and give us and the charity you’re supporting a mention.  If you Follow, Like and Share our tweets, posts and page we’ll do the same for you.



Contact and Advice

We, in Berkhamsted Rotary Club, hope you’ll want to take part, and we’re here to help you if you do. Please contact your nominated Rotarian contact (details as advised)


Don’t forget to visit our website for all the event details and registration options.  

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team entry form for schools

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