Princes Park in Burntwood

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Burntwood will be the stage for a world record attempt as a Lichfield company attempts to stage the shortest-ever fun run. KP Events are hosting the event at Princes Park – the UK’s smallest park – on May 6.
Princes Park in Burntwood
The run, at the site off Church Road and Farewell Lane, will be raising money for the We Love Lichfield Fund. 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! “But Princes Park is the UK’s smallest park so this little strip of land should have another honour, so we decided to launch a Guinness World Record attempt to try and get between 500 and 1,000 people to run or walk around it.” The course is likely to be suitable for all abilities – with only 55 strides required to complete the 25-second lap. Kevin added: “Not only will people become record-holders but they can 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 World’s shortest fun run attempt forms part of a themed May bank holiday weekend across the Lichfield district, staring with a running exhibition in the Three Spires Shopping Centre in Lichfield city centre on May 4 from 1pm, before the Lichfield Half Marathon on May 5 at 10.30am. For more information about the World’s shortest fun run and to register, visit or email


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