Kids Run Free and Loughborough University

Kids Run Free and researchers from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University formed a partnership to evaluate the Marathon Kids programme. The aims of the evaluation were to inform a strategic approach to the growth and development of Marathon Kids with specific attention being given to how schools can effectively implement the programme and ensure sustained participation.

First Published Paper

Marathon Kids UK: study design and protocol for a mixed methods evaluation of a school-based running programme.

afPE PE Matters article

Lessons learnt from using running programmes in Primary Schools


Overall Facts 2017/18

A summary of the final data from the 2017/18 Marathon Kids programme

Overall Facts 2016/17

A summary of the final data from the 2016/17 Marathon Kids programme