On Your Parks, Get Set…GO!

On Your Parks, Get Set…GO!
Marathon Kids UK in parks returned over the Easter weekend following the lifting of the government’s lockdown restrictions, with hundreds of children across 11 venues enjoying the fresh air, running challenges and creative games.

Hosted by an army of enthusiastic Marathon Kids UK Champions, events take place on a Saturday mornings, unless otherwise stated – entry is free, simply turn up and enjoy the COVID-safe experiences.

And Marathon Kids UK continues to go from strength to strength, attracting new sponsors and increasing the pool of volunteers who are the lifeblood of the organisation.

This coming weekend will see another eight Marathon Kids UK in parks events taking place, at Alcester, Chorley, Hillingdon, Lyneham, Pershore, Solihull and Southam, with a bonus meeting taking place on Sunday in Banbury.

In addition to Marathon Kids UK in parks events, the organisation also offers fully funded running opportunities to children in term time via the Marathon Kids UK in schools programme, with teachers and teaching assistants leading children of all ages through exciting and fun running experiences either in the playground or on sports fields.

‘It was superb to be back outside with the children this weekend, and we saw so much energy and passion to exercise which is hardly surprising given the lack of opportunities they have had to do this in recent months,’ said Christopher McShane, a former primary school teacher who is now Managing Director of Marathon Kids UK.

‘The Parks and Schools initiatives combine brilliantly to provide a holistic overview that tracks how much running and exercise a child is getting, whether it be during the school year or at weekends with parents, family members and volunteers. Marathon Kids UK is on a hugely exciting journey and we’d urge anyone thinking of joining us to please check out www.marathonkids.co.uk and find their nearest event venue,’ he added.

INFORMATION: For more details on Marathon Kids UK, please visit www.marathonkids.co.uk



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