Runners, joggers and walkers are readying themselves for the 36th charity fundraising Knowle Fun Run - this year in aid of the UK Sepsis Trust, SoLO Life Opportunities and Lions locally determined causes

To be based at Greswolde Hotel, organisers are not proposing any changes to this year’s event apart from a small extension to the route to ensure the 10k is a full 10k. And after 8 years they have decided to retire their old entry system and use one provided by their timing company StuWeb.

The Knowle Fun Run 2019 organisers are looking to hear from anyone able to offer further sponsorship, would like to be involved with the planning and organisation of the day or help in any other ways to ensure the continued success of the community fundraising event.

Knowle & Dorridge Lion Adrian Harris said: “Anyone who has taken part in recent years will tell you about the great atmosphere of 1800 runners, many in fancy dress, being cheered on by the residents who always line the traffic-free streets.

“We hope runners have committed early by entering online and will make a donation or get their run sponsored to help raise funds to support this year’s partner charities – the Sepsis UK Trust and SoLO Life Opportunities with half of all proceeds being retained for local causes.”

The Knowle Fun Run 2019, plus the KidsRuns, for the under 9's, takes place on Sunday, May 19.

The Lions are already busy organising their next event – the Heart of England Bike Ride from Packwood House on Sunday 8 July and would be delighted to see people again to cycle the 12, 18 or 50 mile routes. Enter online by July 1 for the discounted rates. To pre-empt the inevitable question – yes you may run the 12 mile route if you like a challenge.