Marathon Kids UK March Madness Challenge – Easy Peasy

With the return to schools and an increase in temperature, there has been a sense of optimism across the country as we enjoy the beauty of Spring.

To encourage families to keep active and make the most of the weather, Marathon Kids UK has put out a challenge to complete one marathon by the end of March!

Grace Robinson, an 8-year-old from Redditch in the West Midlands has accepted the challenge and is rapidly making her way through the kilometres. Grace has also started fundraising for the charity and has already raised a tremendous £215.

Grace has recently found a new love for running since the Redditch Marathon Kids UK event began in September 2020. To date, Grace has completed a staggering 34km which she has registered on her Marathon Kids UK app.

Grace was inspired to become more active by her mum Nicola who is a runner for the Kingfisher Harriers in Redditch. This running club sees members of all abilities take part including our Marathon Kids Race Director Jason Furness.

After speaking with Grace she said that ‘’the best thing about Marathon Kids UK is getting outside and running laps. I really enjoy collecting lap bands and chatting with my friends.’’ Grace also said that she enjoyed leading the warm-up games with Jason on occasion and her favourite memory so far was dressing up in a Christmas costume.

When we asked Grace what motivated her to keep running when things got tough during the March madness challenge she said, ”My friends and family! They are very encouraging and have helped me run 4km in one go.” She also stated that she likes to visualise what she is going to have for tea as a reward for her hard efforts. In particular, she enjoys homemade pizza and that sometimes this is all the motivation she needed to keep going.

We would like to thank Grace for all of her hard work and can’t wait to see what she can achieve by the end of the month!

There is still time to take on our March Madness Challenge! If you would like to get involved and raise some much needed funds for us whilst running a marathon over the rest of March please click this link, to find all the information and sponsorship form.


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