Arnos Vale launches local charity run in the Cemetery

22 Feb

Arnos Vale Cemetery invites local families to run 2K or 5K on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2012 and raise funds for both its own sustainability and other neighbouring charities, schools and community groups.  This is their way of saying thank you and giving back to the local community who continually support them.

On Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2012 runners of all ages will get a chance to try the specially designed 2K and 5K routes that lap through Arnos Vale. Runners will be challenged by Arnos Vale’s famous steep hills and spectators will be welcomed to explore and learn more about Arnos Vale and the activities it has to offer. Registration starts from 9am and running from 10am.

Signing up as a runner costs £10, is open to everyone aged 7 years and upwards, and entry forms can be downloaded from 


or picked up from the visitor reception in the East Lodge at Arnos Vale Cemetery. Runners needs to raise a minimum of £30, and all sponsorship raised can be split between Arnos Vale Cemetery and a local organisation of their of choice. 

Places are limited so sign up now…!

For further information, please contact the Run Organiser, Fritha Vincent on 07824 999675 or email


Chief Executive of Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, Juliette Randall, said: “We’re very excited to be hosting this running event to celebrate the second anniversary of the cemetery’s restoration. We extend a warm welcome to runners of all abilities across the city to join in the run and have an amazing day. As well as helping to sustain Arnos Vale for the future, runners are invited to choose a local charity, school or community group of your choice to fundraise for. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to all our supporters and giving something back to the local community.”

To enter the run

  • Visit the Cemetery web-site to download a runner’s entry form.
  • Submit your form and £10 non refundable entry fee.
  • Start fundraising with the help Arnos Vale Community Run Fundraising Pack and online fundraising tool Virgin Money Giving.

Runner entry ends on Monday 9th April 2012.

The courses have been designed  by Keith Brackstone of Bristol & West Athletic Club and include roads and footpaths all within the confines of the Cemetery – so discover a bit of off-public-road running in the centre of Bristol you probably never even knew existed.