Marathon Kids Smash ‘March Madness’ Challenge and Raise £700 for Charity

Marathon Kids Smash ‘March Madness’ Challenge and Raise £700 for Charity
Two Warwickshire school children have raised an incredible £700 for Alcester-based not-for-profit organisation Marathon Kids UK after each completed a cumulative marathon during March.

Maisie Lee from Warwick and Grace Robinson from Redditch – both of whom are eight-years-old – recorded the 26.2-mile distance with time to spare, and generous sponsorships means the Marathon Kids UK organisation can continue to provide fully-funded running opportunities for hundreds of thousands of children across the UK.

The March Madness Challenge was designed to inspire children of all ages to increase their activity levels as winter finally gave way to spring.

‘It’s a fantastic achievement by Maise and Grace, and everyone at the organisation has been so impressed with their commitment to the cause,’ said Christopher McShane, the newly appointed Managing Director of Marathon Kids UK.
‘We are incredibly fortunate to be supported financially by sporting behemoth Nike, but we also rely on so many contributions like this from kind-hearted, enthusiastic runners such as Maisie and Grace,’ he added.

Marathon Kids UK operates in schools & parks, and with children recently returning to the bricks and mortar classroom rather than the virtual one, the school’s programme has quickly got back up to speed.

And this weekend will see children across the UK return to Marathon Kids UK in parks events, with 11 sessions taking place at Alcester, Bulford, Birmingham Kings Heath, Leicester, Lyneham, Northampton, Nuneaton, Redditch, Richmond, Southam and Warwick. Newbies are always warmly welcomed to our COVID-19 safe events.

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