Festival of Running – 43 days to go!
Virtual Awards – 44 days to go!

That’s right! We are now only 43 days away from our 7th annual Festival of Running. Marathon Kids UK welcomes you to join us on the 29th of June and celebrate being physically active. There are now only 25 days left to book your place at this years event, so we encourage you to get registered early to avoid disappointment. We are limited to 1,000 pupils and want to make sure you are one of the lucky schools in attendance.

The event will take place at Edmondscote Athletics Track in Leamington Spa (CV32 6AD) from 09:30 to 12:30. At the event, we will be featuring activity stations, friendly inter-school competitions, an endurance lap challenge, and an awards ceremony to finish.

The awards on offer will be as follows:

Child role model
Teacher role model
Most enthusiastic runner
Most improved runner
The highest distance achieved by a pupil on the Marathon Kids UK programme
The school that has achieved the most distance on MK UK programme 2020/21
The school that has run the highest average distance per child on the MK UK programme 2020/21
The school that completes the most distance at the festival on the day

Marathon Kids UK is delighted to announce that we have additional superstar providers joining us on the day with Aspire Sport providing some of their amazing coaches to lead activities on the day and Sport Birmingham offering prizes for our winning schools.

If you have been with us in previous years we can’t wait to welcome you back and if you haven’t been before you’re in for a treat! It’s a very quick and easy process. To register click here, enter who is coming and nominate some superheroes from your school.

Alternatively, you can nominate your pupils and teachers for the second annual Marathon Kids UK Virtual Awards, with winners to be announced on June 30th. There are now only 26 days left to nominate and 44 days until we announce the winners! We have had some amazing stories and nominations so far. Could you or one of your pupils be a winner? To nominate your amazing pupils and teachers click here

More information: All registrations and nominations for the Festival of Running or Virtual Awards must be completed by Friday the 11th of June at 5pm.

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