Nike believes in the power of sport to move the world and unleash human potential. It’s this like minded belief that makes their support of our Marathon Kids programme and the development of the charity so successful. Together we continue to develop opportunities that allow us to reach more and more children with a researched, measured and fun programme, because we at Kids Run Free and Nike know that kids are Made To Play.

London Sport

London Sport exists to make London the most physically active city in the world. We are proud to have their support in bringing our Marathon Kids programme to schools across the capital and aiding them to achieve their goal.


Aspire engage children and young people in physical activity by providing innovative delivery, training services and resources to schools. They support our Marathon Kids programme through active promotion to schools across the Midlands.

Pro Sport Coaching

Pro Sport Coaching work with Primary Schools and Nurseries throughout Lancashire, offering high quality, reliable and affordable sports provision to engage children. They support our Marathon Kids programme through active promotion in schools across Lancashire.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the UK. As part of their partnership with Nike, Discovery Education support and promote our Marathon Kids programme through the Active Kids Do Better website

Loughborough University

A 3 year research programme from LU into the implementation of the Marathon Kids programme, has led to us developing a sustainable and support tools driven programme that we know works

Marathon Kids US

Marathon Kids US delivers a very similar programme as us to schools and communities across the United States. Our partnership allows us to support each other and develop ideas together, ensuring a fully thought out programme


Raceways is a community interest company (CIC) and gives all of its profits to Kids Run Free. Their continued support ensures that we can continue our work and deliver running events to children in both schools and parks across the UK


Pilotlight offers charities and social enterprises access to the strategic business support they need to become more efficient, effective and sustainable. In 2016 we worked with Pilotlight to build on our business strategy and develop our team.

Everyone Active

We are supported by our local Everyone Active leisure centre in Leamington Spa with promotion of both our Marathon Kids and Park Kids programmes. As a part of Sports and Leisure Management Ltd, Everyone Active has made it their mission to encourage everyone to participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate to physical activity, five times per week. Together we are supporting this mission.

The Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation established in 1958 and supports a wide range of causes across the UK. With their support and funding we have been able to deliver our programmes to more children across the UK.

Gymrun Colours

Gymrun Colours is a forward thinking solution for improving the fitness, health and wellbeing of all children in primary schools. We are working together to reach more children across the UK and bring both programmes to schools allowing children, teachers and parents to better understand the impact of Marathon Kids on children’s health through the Gymrun model

Club Sport

Club Sport are a Sports Coaching company delivering high quality sports and physical activities in schools, nurseries, holiday camps and after-school clubs. They support our Marathon Kids programme through active promotion to schools across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.



Succeedin and The PE Suite develop lesson and curriculum planning tools to help teachers build confidence in the teaching of PE and physical activity. Succeedin is also behind the LEGACY IMPACT REPORT WRITER, an online tool built in the Succeedin platform to support PE leads to capture true data around their PE & sports premium spending. Register for their LITE & LEGACY platform here