Posted: 19/07/2016 at 15:44
I have organised a 'fun run' this year and it was great! Weather was perfect, nearly 40 people turned up, it was a lot of work but great fun. I am definitely doing another one.
All organised/advertised on Facebook and involved running in a local nature reserve. We asked for donations to go to the volunteers who maintain the reserve.
I did a careful risk assessment and asked someone who had never been to the venue to run around and point out potential hazards. This is important as I am so used to the route I will not necessarily see obvious problems.
I would suggest that you get people who are familiar with this entry road what their opinion is; runners and non-runners. Remember that a hazard is a problem that a 'reasonable person' would consider a hazard.
Also remember that the Police are not unapproachable! Talk to them! But getting them involved adds huge complexity to something that can become surprisingly complex.
If this is a big event then talk to a local running club? I am sure they would love to have help with their club event and this would be a great learning experience for you?