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Where's Wally? Fun Run in London


Battersea Park Where’s Wally? fun run

See you next year!

Registrations are now closed and our Wallys have ran their fun runs. Thank you for taking part!

If anyone is interested in doing their own Where's Wally? later in the year, please contact us.

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  • Date: Sunday 24 March 2024
  • Time: All races will start together at 10:00am
  • Location: Battersea Park, London
  • Distance: 2.5k for under 11s, 5k (adults and children age 11+), 10k (adults and children aged 16+)
  • Price: £15 per child, £27 per adult (aged 16+) and £78 for a family of four
  • Fundraising target: £50

On Sunday 24 March 2024, hundreds of runners, families, and book lovers will descend on Battersea Park for the Where’s Wally? Fun Run, raising money for the National Literacy Trust.

The Where’s Wally? Fun Run is a race like no other. Every runner taking part will be dressed up as beloved fictional character Where’s Wally, creating a sight to behold on race day as a sea of Wallys takes on a 10km, 5km, or a 2.5km challenge for kids, in one of London’s most scenic parks.

Once you've signed up, we'd love you to fundraise for the National Literacy Trust and be part of changing children's life stories. Everyone who raises £100 and above will be entered into a draw with the chance to win some brilliant prizes.

Who is the Where's Wally? Fun Run for?

The race is fun for all the family (including furry, four-legged friends) and perfect for everyone from casual runners or friends walking together, to serious runners looking for a not-so-serious challenge ahead of the London Marathon.

Every participant will receive:

  • Official Where's Wally? costume
  • Collectible medal
  • Chip timed results
  • Fundraising support from our friendly team
  • Chance to win extra goodies!

London event terms and conditions

Can I get a refund for my event ticket?

We have a 'no refund' policy. All registration fees are non-refundable or transferable.


Children of all ages are welcome to take part in the 2.5k run with consent of their legal guardian or parent, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Children aged 11 years and over can take part in the 5k run, but they must also be accompanied by an adult. Runners need to be 16 years and over to take part in the 10k.

Health and safety

It is the responsibility of all runners to ensure they are in suitable health to undertake the Where’s Wally? Fun Run.

We take all reasonable steps to minimise the risk of injury to participants during fundraising events. Stringent risk assessment processes are in place for every event, which aim to minimise or eliminate the risk to everyone taking part. By taking part in an event, all participants acknowledge that there may be conditions or circumstances beyond our control that can lead to unforeseen risks.

Code of conduct

All runners must ensure that they are respectful towards other participants, volunteers and event staff.

Event cancellation

The organisers reserve the right to cancel the event in exceptional circumstances. This could be as a result of Met Office severe weather warning or conditions arising which impact your health and safety. Regrettably, no refunds can be given due to costs incurred to the charity.

Photography and Filming

Please note that National Literacy Trust or our commercial partners may film or photograph participants, volunteers and spectators taking part and use such footage or photographs for the following reasons: (i) for National Literacy Trust to publicise the event for commercial and/or fundraising purposes including, but not limited to, television broadcasts, advertising, publications, marketing material, merchandising, and other documents that may be made available to the public; and (ii) for our commercial partners to publicise their involvement and/or association with the event.

No personal details (including names) of any under 16-year-old participants will be used in any publicity materials without the written consent of their parent or legal guardian, but we may use images where children are incidentally included. Please only register a participant under the age of 16 if the participant’s parent/legal guardian (as applicable) are happy for their images to be used in the manner described.


All participants must follow safety guidelines provided by event organisers. All participants and spectators enter and attend the event entirely at their own risk. The National Literacy Trust and our sponsors shall not be liable for any injury, damage or loss to participants or their property that might occur as a result of their participation or attendance.

For event management and in case of an emergency we may pass personal details provided to a third party, emergency services or health care professionals and also use them for the purposes of race management and contacting your emergency contact.

We may appoint an independent third party chipped timing company to record and track participants’ timings and locations at events.  Their service includes uploading the chipped timing results on to a website and/or the chipped timing company’s website which is open to all members of the public.

If you have any other questions, you can read our full FAQs for more information.

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