On A Mission to Get Kids Moving

On A Mission to Get Kids Moving

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Kids Run Free creates free, fun and sustainable outdoor running opportunities for children, from toddlers to teens, igniting their passion for sport and physical activity and encouraging them to become healthier, happier, and more confident.

Our programmes are accessible to all children, regardless of age or ability. Every child deserves the opportunity to realise his or her potential through running.

Our Story

Kids Run Free was launched in 2010 as the personal project of lifelong friends and competitive athletes Martine Verweij and Catherine O’Carroll. Already owners of Raceways CIC, a successful sport management company, Martine and Catherine attended many running events where children watched adults participate but had no opportunity to participate themselves. They saw a need to create opportunities that would inspire kids to run and wanted to use their own events to provide this.


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And with that, Kids Run Free was born!

In 2011 Kids Run Free launched their first regular running event at Bentley Heath Park in Solihull, Warwickshire.

This event offered all children, no matter what their fitness or ability, the opportunity to run for free in a safe environment. This volunteer lead programme now runs in multiple locations across the UK.

Support our mission

All profits from Raceways CIC help to further the continued development of Kids Run Free and our programmes. We also fundraise independently and are grateful for your donations which will enable us to reach more children across the UK and beyond.

For more information about partnering with us, running your next race in aid of Kids Run Free, becoming an Ambassador or other opportunities to support us please click here

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