Marathon Kids is an exciting programme that gives primary school children the opportunity to run or walk the distance of up to four marathons throughout the school year.
Our programme emphasises personal achievement over competition. It aims to inspire and empower children of all fitness levels to set and achieve goals. Running is free, full of health benefits, and requires little to no equipment. And running a marathon is recognized by all as a huge achievement. The Marathon Kids programme takes this remarkable achievement and breaks it down in a way that encourages children of any fitness ability to set and reach personal goals.
We are proud to have the support of global Marathon Kids Ambassador, Sir Mo Farah, inspiring the next generation of Marathon Kids to get moving:
“I love running, and it’s given me and my family so much,” says Farah. “As a dad, I know how important it is for my children to be active, and I’m honoured to have the chance to inspire kids to run with Marathon Kids.”
Mo is proud to be an ambassador for Marathon Kids, inspiring children to be active, get running and have fun!
For schools interested in Marathon Kids, Kids Run Free offers a flexible programme that will work with existing school timetables. We provide a system with which schools are able to track each child’s progress, in order to provide a clear and accurate picture of when and how they attain their personal goals.
Schools have the option to purchase full starter kits to get their programmes up and running and the tools and resources to drive participation.
If you’re a teacher you can register your school here.
Parents and guardians can register interest on behalf of your children’s school here.
When kids participate in our Marathon Kids programme, they have a better chance of achieving the recommended amount of 30 minutes of daily physical activity provided within school time.
That’s great for their bodies and their minds: physical activity has been proven to help kids perform better in school and exhibit better behaviour too.
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We also provide a Homeschool option, to find out more please contact us 01926 336628/07711349592 for more information.