SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE

  • Kids run/walk laps of a 250m course
  • All laps are recorded by collecting an elastic band per lap
  • Once all children have finished running count the elastic bands
  • Multiply this number by 250 and you will know the distance they have run
  • Add this distance to the app

Every child receives a sticker with their distance written on it and when your child achieves each marathon they receive a medal.

EVENT SCHEDULE

09:00 Games to warm up (check your local event start time)

09:15 Race 1: 50m

09:17 Race 2: 100m

09:20 Race 3: 250m

09:25 Endurance Event: 20 minute lap challenge

09:45 Rewards and celebration

WHY IT WORKS

Kids Run Free has over nine years of experience in delivering children’s community events. Based on this experience Park Kids focuses on having fun and making events accessible to all regardless of fitness or ability creating positive early experiences of physical activity through running.

Not only do we conduct our own measurement & evaluation we have now implemented the five pillars based on the Marathon Kids research with Loughborough University, which has developed a programme that is sustainable and really works.

OUR APPROACH IS BASED ON THE FIVE PILLARS OF OUR MARATHON KIDS SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

Goal-Setting: Is about children’s overall aim to come along and have fun, reaching multiple marathons over the years as the distances accumulate and they achieve their goals

Tracking: Is done with the ‘KRF Running App’. It is important to see the progress towards your child’s goal. Log the distances run per event on the App to see overall km ran. The App is also our registration tool

Role-modelling: Volunteers and parents provide lots of encouragement as well as role-modelling by walking, jogging or running themselves making it fun for all!

Rewards: Children are motivated and inspired to receive each reward for their efforts

Celebration: Park Kids celebrates every child’s achievement no matter the distance

Come along to have some active fun, start young to stay fit, we’ll see you at the park!

THE KRF RUNNING APP

Register your child for Park Kids by downloading the FREE KRF Running App.

Choose your own avatar and use the app to track your child’s running and manually calculate how far they are towards their personal marathons. Also use the app to track your own running, you can be a Park Kid too!

If your child run’s with Marathon Kids at school ask their teacher for their QR Code this will allow you to see how far they are running at school.

If you would like your child’s school to be a Marathon Kids school please speak with your Head Teacher or PE Lead.

Download the KRF Running App here.