Festival of Running – June 29th
Virtual Awards – June 30th

Next month, Marathon Kids UK invites you to take part in our 7th annual Festival of Running on June 29th. The event will take place at Edmondscote in Leamington Spa (CV32 6AD) from 09:30 to 12:30. There will be activity stations, inter-school competitions, endurance lap challenge, and an awards ceremony all featuring at the event. This is the perfect chance to plan your first post Covid-19 school trip and become part of a festival honouring children’s running accomplishments. To register your school and nominate pupils and teachers click here

Alternatively, you can nominate your pupils and teachers for the second annual Virtual Awards, with winners to be announced on June 30th. We invite schools from across the UK to nominate students and teachers who have gone above and beyond on the Marathon Kids UK programme in the last year. To nominate click here

Sam Young our Head of Operations expressed, ”I think it is super important to celebrate the achievements of pupils and their teachers after months of lockdown. At Marathon Kids UK, we are committed to inspiring the next generation, tracking distance, and rewarding participants. Without the incredible effort of teachers and pupils, we could see a downward trend in physical activity levels, a real concern for well-being. This is why we are inviting every school on the programme to our festival, as we want to recognise all of the great achievements you are making as a group. As we have schools from all over the UK, we understand that some may be unable to attend; therefore, we encourage you to send in your nominees so that we can celebrate your achievements virtually. ”

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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