£16,609.56 raised for good causes so far
Welcome to the home of Tag1234, after the success of 2017 where over 200 participated in the event we are back for another year.
Here’s some of the reviews from last year
“The Tag1234 event was well placed well organised & well run. A more professional event you wouldn’t find anywhere else. It was fun, all exclusive & no one was left out. Everyone was encouraged & very well supported & all on our doorstep. Well done KP & the team. It better be back next year. I can’t wait. Happy running everyone”
“Fantastic event, really well organised, marshals were fab. Great community spirit with runners from all the local running groups taking part. Can’t wait for the next one”
“This was a brilliant, fun and inclusive event that was enjoyed by a whole range of abilities, from Team GB athletes to those who are in the midst of a Couch to 5k program. It could not have been more in the spirit of our local running community and I am already looking forward to next year.”
“Kevin, you out did yourself once again, and this is only the first event, really looking forward to AV 8.5.2, recommend TAG1234 for absolutely anybody, please let this be an annual event, I want to run next year.”
“I’d have given it 6 stars if I could.”
We have all benefited both physically and mentally from our involvement in our local running community and we wanted to give something back. We now run 2 events that enable us to raise money for our nominated charity.
Started in 2015, 30 plus runners from Arrow Valley parkrun jumped on board two minibuses and for the next 12 hours they stopped at various parkrun venues around the West Midlands and ran their course. After completing 7 different 5km runs they headed back to their home venue of Arrow Valley where over 150 supporters gathered to cheer the runners on the final
In 2016 the number of runners increased, and an additional junior parkrun was added so that the total of km’s run over the day was 42.2, a distance more commonly known as a marathon.
A marathon is a feat in its own right, however it was inconclusive whether running the distance in one go was harder than running a smaller distance, stopping, starting, stopping, starting…., as your body tires and stiffens up. The weather was certainly against the group however this didn’t dampen their spirits and again a fantastic turnout at Arrow Valley
brought them home.
In 2017, another variation in the locations and an ever-increasing number of participants. New runners with less experience joined the event and proved that the range of abilities to conquer this challenge widened.
2018 event is due to take part on the 8 th September 2018 with more details to follow.
We have been blessed with the support and contributions from the participants families, friends and colleagues and each year we have raised a sizeable amount of money for charity. In fact, we have raised over £16,000 over the last 3 years. The charities that have benefitted so far have been
- Action Medical Research for Children
- Birmingham Children’s Hospital
- And this year Meningitis Now
So, whether you are new to running, coming back to running, always running, love running, hate running, and want to feel part of this great community then come and have a go and raise funds for these worthy causes.