Choose your distance - take on a 5km or 10m route around one of the largest urban parks in Europe.

Aim for a personal best or take your time, either way, by tying your laces and clocking up the kilometres for Mencap you're tackling the inequalities faced by people with a learning disability head on! 

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, it's the money you raise that improves lives and fights for a future where everyone is valued equally, listened to and included.

The routes are suitable for all ages and fitness levels to run, jog or walk.

If you have a disability your supporter can run with you for free, and there are wheelchair places available too.

Have kids? Enjoy the family friendly 1km run together first - email us to sign them up for £5.00.

Being part of #TeamMencap, you'll receive: 

  • top-notch fundraising support
  • regular updates about the run and Mencap
  • training guidance for all levels
  • a bright Mencap t-shirt to run in and keep as a souvenir
  • chipped running number so you can see your time at the finish line
  • a baggage zone to store your belongings
  • full route signage and marshalling
  • water stations
  • medical support throughout the event
  • big cheers to encourage you on race day
  • a glossy medal to add to your collection
  • a photographer to capture all the fun!

Details of the day

Event date: Saturday 21 September 2019.

Event timings

8:30am - Pack collection and on the day registration

9:30am - 1km run starts

10:15am - 5km and 10km warm up

10:30am - 10km and 5km runs start

Event location: Start and finish at Cooper's Field.

Get behind the scenes updates and ask questions on the Run Bute Park Facebook page.

    The route

    Take a look at the Rune Bute Park route here:


    Entry to the 5k or 10k costs just £15 if you commit to raising at least £100 in sponsorship, or £30 if you would prefer not to fundraise.

    Secure your place at Run Bute Park by completing this online form.

    Children (aged 11 and under) can sign up for the 5km for just £7.50, or the 1km route for £5.00. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

    To book a place for a child, of if you're an adult and would like to take part in the 1km event, please contact us on 0207 696 6946 or

    For full details, please read our terms and conditions.


    For more information, please contact the events team:

    Not quite ready to sign up yet?

    If so, register your interest and we'll be in touch closer to the day with a reminder and more details of the event.

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