small park BIG RUN programme 2024

Midsummer would not be the same without small park BIG RUN ! As usual on the weekend nearest the solstice we will be in Meersbrook park with hundreds of runners enjoying our wonderful park and keen to stand with Palestinian people as they face a terrible genocide in Gaza .

Since last year, we have seen some awful moments and you may feel funding on the ground is the most important thing we can do. We have had statements from the two charities that we support at small park BIG RUN and they were published in our February newsletter. And the Emergency Relief fund get regular updates.

But it is also important as we said in the newsletter, that we hold solidarity events like this. It is important for us to be together and it is important for Palestinians who struggle to keep their candles of hope burning day to day.

Once again we have some very special plans this year to come together as a community in something we can all enjoy; we will have the BIG SING, which made ushc a big emotional impact last year, as well as the running (or walking or hopping or skipping) and much more besides.

The theme for the is will be Land and Food : and this will be the focus for Saturday in an expanded Palestinian voices tent, which was such a success last year, and we will follow this with a community meal. Watch out here for details.

Links to sign up will be available by the end of March

We will also be looking for people to help us support the event by being marshals over the 24 hours. Can you spare an hour? If so please sign up here (coming soon).

And dont forget: if you are not in Sheffield you can still take part (link coming soon): let us know on twitter or facebook or instagram. Use the tag #spbr2024

Draft Programme

Date / timeActivity
Saturday 22nd June, from 11.30Registration tent will be open!
Saturday 22nd June, midday.small park BIG RUN 2024 starts. We will be set off by a Sheffield based Samba band
Saturday 22nd June, 1pm-4pm.Lantern workshop. Birds of Gaza workshop Come and make a lantern to be hung in the woods at night. Make an origamni bird to hang in the woods in memory of a Gazan killed in the genocide
Saturday 22nd June 1pm – 5.30pmPalestinian voices: join us in the Palestinian Voices Tent to hearr from famrer and importers of Palestinian produce. Details coming soon
Satruday 22nd June 6pm to 7.30pmSolidarity Supper: join us for a deliscious Palestinian meal accompanied by a wonderful Oud player. Details coming soon
Saturday 22nd June, about 7.30pm till about 8pmLantern procession led by a Samba band. Lights in the woods switched on! Hang our Birsd of Gaza
Sunday 23rd June, 10 amFree coffee and cake in the PVT!
Sunday 23rd June, 11 amBuskers hour is back! Buskers’ Hour is a chance to come to the park and hear some music all around the park played for Palestine.
Sunday 23rd June, middayRun ends. Lord Mayor will be handing over a certificate on behalf of all the children who have participated. we hope to facebook live this event. Watch this space.
Sunday 23rd June, midday-ish UK timeLive link up with Palestine : join in our mass solidarity sing led by six Sheffield based choirs. You can join in too. The more the merrier. Bring a hanky
Sunday 23rd June, 12.30Fun run: free dash around the park
Sunday 23rd June, 12.45Run closes