Toucan Run

Where: Hinckley Road Recreation Ground (Grove Road Park), Burbage. LE10 2AF.

When: Selected Saturdays, 12:00 midday (11:30 during cricket season) – see dates below.

Toucan Run is open to everyone as a fun way to run together in the park.

For 30 minutes, do as many laps as you like. (Each lap is about 350 metres.)

Run or walk, it’s up to you. Bring the dog, the kids, the parents…

Every lap you will get an elastic band to go on your wrist.

Write your number of laps on the results sheet, and try and beat your score next time!

Use it as a training session, a personal challenge or just as a easy run or walk.

No forms or registration or results online. No need to be a member. Just turn up.

Open to all ages (adults and children) and all abilities.

It’s free to take part and we have an optional donation box (suggested donation 50p).


Saturday 14th August 2021 – 11:30am

Previous Toucan Runs (comments from Coach Shawn)

24 July 2021.
Well done to the 26 Toucan runners yesterday and thank you to the cheering section of Alex, Alex , India and the Bramfords.
6 June 2021.
19 September 2020.
Lovely to see Toucan run back today.
Well done to our 33 athletes including 1 junior who did 11 laps (seniors think you can manage that).
If anyone wants their results putting on my sheet then you can message in here or directly (with amounts of parents who either ran or helped to go towards the runniest parents competition),
Thank to you to our volunteers as well, without you the magic would not happen.

#25. 18th January 2020
#24. 28th December 2019
#23. 16th November 2019
#22. 2nd November 2019
#21. 14th September 2019

#20. 24th August 2019

52 Today at a very warm park.

Thank you to everyone who has run volunteered and helped to organise our Toucan run for the last year, we are as far as i know the only club to have a club get together without time pressure twice a month.

Thanks also to the coolings and the wilebores for the cake and to liz am for the balloon , cake and the unicorn candle.

Happy birthday Toucaneers.

Congratulations to kerry from the allsorts who got the mystery wristband and a one off prize.

#21. 3rd August 2019

37 Toucaneers today at a nice warm (squishy in parts) park , well done to Jenny who got the mystery wristband but has probably had to share the chocolate . Congrats to Jessica purser who received her athlete of the day trophy for the last quadkids , and bravo to the newest members of the Toucan 10 club Isobelle and Celine , first members of the Toucan 20 club were Alex w and Hannah b. If you feel you have earned one of our milestone wristbands you need to let me know and i’ll check.

#19. 27th July 2019

17 toucaneers today at a very wet park , thanks to each and every one of you especially our volunteers who make it happen , the mystery wristband went to Richard Pearson who then passed it onto Evie bramford (you made her day ta). It was nice to see people enjoying ? themselves , running to get their mojo back or running to get fit , just for once the seniors outnumbered the juniors. We havnt decided the next dates for the next toucan yet.

#18. 22nd June 2019

53 Today and summer was with us, congratulations to Poppy groves who got the mystery wristband and the 3 coolings Jenny, Josh and Matthew who received their 10 Toucan run wristbands (if you think you have earned a 10 toucan band then let me know and ill check it out ) the next Toucan run is on July 27th (only 1 in july due to volunteer hols). Well done all.

#17. 8th June 2019

9 very brave runners today at a very wet park

Congrats to Hannah brown who guessed what the figures were around the edge of the toucan table, to faye brown who got the mystery wristband and to, Coach Alex,Gayle b, Me, Alex w, drew c, Hannah b, Faye b, Holly and India who all got their 10 toucan run wristbands today (these were picked by the juniors designed by alex w and paid for by donations.

The next Toucan is on 22nd June, I hope summer comes back!!

#16. 18th May 2019

#15. 4th May 2019.

53 at Toucan run today on what turned out be a very nice day to run.

We managed to juggle setting up with the footballers who train there and the running with the cricketers who were trying to get there screens out.

A very well done to all who ran today , nice to see some other star wars fans , some new runners and some new grandparents adding to the scores for there athletes in the “most runniest parents competition” for the juniors.

A big congrats to Holly doran who got the mystery wristband and was probably the smilyist runner i saw today.

Thanks as always to our volunteers who helped to run it and to those who have donated today.

As usual I left the field with a smile and the cricketers already had their boundary marked out.

See you on the 18th May for the next one ?

#14. 14th Apr 2019. The one with the Cadbury’s Creme Eggs. 78 toucaneers (record!)

#13. 30th Mar 2019

#12. 16th Mar 2019

#11. 23rd Feb 2019. 53 participants clockwise, sunny and warm.

#10. 9th Feb 2019. 63 participants.

#9. 19th Jan 2019. 53 participants.

#8. 15th December 2019. 42 participants. The christmas one!

#7. 24th November 2018.

#6. 3rd November 2018. Anti-clockwise.

#5. 20th October 2018. Clockwise.

#4. 13th October 2018. Anti-clockwise.

#3. 1st September 2018. Clockwise. With special guests from Hinckley Trampoline Club.

#2. 25th August 2018. Anti-clockwise. The one when Mike brought his Olympic Torch.

#1. 11th August 2018. Clockwise. The first Toucan Run!