Our Marathon Kids programme engages primary school children and their teachers to run or walk multiple marathons over the academic year, regardless of fitness or ability.

Whether you’re a school already running Marathon Kids, a parent who’s heard about the programme or a company looking for a new charity to support, why not be a part of the ‘chain of inspiration’ by helping us with an injection of funding that will allow the charity to give schools across the UK an opportunity to be more physically active on a regular basis.

£500 will pay for one school to receive a Marathon Maker visit to launch the programme, both Starter Kits to set up the running courses and all admin fees. All donations go to the Charity’s general funds to best support deserving young runners.

Already a Marathon Kids School?

Talk with your colleagues and friends at other schools in your cluster and encourage them to sign up to Marathon Kids with your support. By fundraising, you can be the ‘chain of inspiration’ allowing another school in your community to benefit from the programme.


Inform your child’s Head Teacher and PTA on how to get up and running with our amazing free programme.


Make Kids Run Free your chosen charity of the year by asking your staff to fundraise for us. With your support, we can offer schools in your area a grant, in your name, to come onto the Marathon Kids programme, which will enable us to reach more children so they start young and stay fit.