We’d love you to share any inspiring stories about a child or teacher. Or maybe you know a parent or family member that started running because of a child who found a passion for sport because of Marathon Kids. Whatever it is, we’d really like to hear from you!
Your stories give us a unique insight into how our programme is impacting on children’s lives and their general health and wellbeing. It helps us to develop and improve the programme and means we can give evidenced feedback to our sponsors, partners and governing bodies, that our programme really does work. Check out Edward’s story from Shipston-on-Stour Primary School:
“Once I knew I’d run one marathon, I wanted to test myself and run further and run as many marathons as I could,” Edward, Year 6, Shipston on Stour Primary School
Double marathon runner Edward was the first to reach that achievement through the Marathon Kids programme at his school.
Prior to getting involved learning did not come easily to Edward, but having an individual athletic achievement increased his self-belief and pride. His teachers have observed that after becoming the first person to achieve the double marathon goal he set for himself, his self confidence has also increased and he has become a role model to younger children who he now completes laps with.
By writing and submitting your inspirational story, you are giving us permission to use your words for use in, but not limited to,
- Marketing & PR
- Measurement & evaluation of the Marathon Kids programme
- Funding and grant applications
- Conversations with policy makers