World’s shortest fun run returning for new record attempt at Princes Park in Burntwood

The world’s shortest fun run is returning to Burntwood.

Princes Park in Burntwood

Princes Park in Burntwood

Princes Park, off Church Road and Farewell Lane, will host the event on May 2.

A previous fun run took place around the park in 2013. But a bid to have it named as the smallest park in the world was scuppered by Mill Ends Park in the USA.

Now organisers KP Events are aiming to break a world record by having between 500 and 1,000 people taking part.

Competitors conga their way round the world's shortest fun run course

Competitors conga their way round the world’s shortest fun run course

They say it will take each ‘athlete’ around 25 seconds – or 55 strides – to get around the course.

Kevin Wilson, from KP Events, said: “Princes Park is a great attraction for the area and I thought it was the world’s smallest park. but that honour is taken up by a grassed traffic island on a California freeway!

“Princes Park is the UK’s smallest park so this little strip of land would have another honour so we decided to launch a Guinness World record attempt to try and get between 500 and 1000 people to run or walk around it.

“Not only will participants become record-holders but they can also raise money for our favourite charity, the We Love Lichfield Fund, which in only its first two years raised over £150,000 for local projects.”

The fun run – which starts at 10.30am on May 2 – comes the day after the Lichfield Half Marathon.

For more details, visit the KP Events website.

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