Posted on June 18, 2021
The first ‘Bun Run’ is to take place here on the historic estate of Welbeck on Saturday 11th September in order to raise funds for The School of Artisan Food’s charitable work. A lot of baking takes place at the School, thus the name of this new annual event!
The private country estate will be giving access to areas not normally open to the public and inviting participants to run or walk, one of two routes, through its scenic parkland.
The route circuits the park, which was designed in 1748, and crosses the picturesque great lake out into open countryside. It skims the deer park, where there’s the chance to look out for white deer, and returns via the Abbey. Meanwhile, the 5km route will skirt the lakes, farmland and take in ancient woodland.
As a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to artisan food production, The School of Artisan Food helps people of all skill levels and all walks of life, learn about artisan food production. As part of this, it works closely with local voluntary groups and enterprises to support the local community, including unemployed people and refugees.
There will be an entrance fee to take part in the Bun Run and this will help raise money to provide bursaries that will offer opportunities for upcoming bakers and food producers to study at the School.
Those interested in taking part in the fundraiser need to book in advance via SBR Events, who are organising the event. (It won’t be possible to register on the day as numbers need to be monitored before the event.)
Alison Swan Parente, MBE, founder of The School of Artisan Food, said: “We are committed to the promotion of good food, good health, local employment and a sustainable environment. We raise money so we can promote these aims and provide the widest possible access to our training programme.”
“We look forward to welcoming hundreds of people to our Bun Run. Whether people want to enjoy a gentle walk around the 5km route or race the whole 10km, the day promises to be a lot of fun and will help raise vital funds for a very good cause.”