Kids were made to move. Running comes naturally to children, plus it’s fun and free. Kids Run Free community running events make great use of our public green spaces to encourage this natural movement and inspire a lifelong love of physical activity.
Kids Run Free passionately believes that physical activity can unlock the potential in all children, making them happier, healthier and more confident for life.
Kids Run Free founders Martine Verweij and Catherine O’Carroll, athletes themselves, spent hours at running events, where they saw young children stuck on the sidelines, observing the adult participants. They wanted to create events for children of all ages to get them off the sidelines and help them discover a love for this natural movement.
Kids Run Free in the Parks was born.
KRF in the Parks takes place in green spaces across the central and south-east of England. Depending on location, we meet once or twice a month to inspire children, from toddlers to teens, to run together for fun and enjoyment, and always for free.
Our events are staffed by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers and are suitable for all ages. To take part, simply:
Children can run as much or as little as they want. You will be given a Tracking Log or Attendance Card to bring each time to record their attendance and the distance they run.
Along the way, they’ll receive rewards to celebrate their achievements and keep them motivated.