The first run back in 1990, was organised to raise money to replace the old wooden bell frame in the belfry of St. Chad's church in Pattingham. Because of its popularity, the run has continued over the years and now is a respected event in the running world with up to 800 runners taking part. All main race finishers will receive a specially designed Brass.
All proceeds from the race are now used for local charities, such as the West Midlands Air Ambulance, and also to help St. Chad's church funds.
All runners finishing receive a 'Bells Run' brass and the first runner from the Parish of Pattingham with Patshull will be presented with a cup to be held for one year. The design for the Bells Run brass is changed each year and they have become collector's pieces.