Why should we take part in the Schools Half Marathon?
This event is designed to promote inclusion, encourages physical activity, develops positive characteristics such as resilience, commitment, concentration, organisation, confidence, determination with a recognition to improve overall wellbeing, mental health and communication skills.
Plus you and the kids have loads of fun 🙂
What do we get when we sign up?
After your schools is signed up we send out the following:
- Achievement charts, 1 per child
- Wall tracker for classrooms
- Copy of ‘our promise’. Think of it as a cool code of conduct for the children to abide by and reflect on whilst they complete their challenge
- Wristbands, ready to be given out after mile 6
Then what happens?
You start running! You can complete a mile a week for twelve weeks or two for six weeks if that suits you better. Just make sure you complete all 12 before event day. Give the children their rewards as you go and look forward to race day.
What rewards do the children get?
The children receive a wristband, technical t-shirt and medal just like if they were entering an adults Half Marathon. They also get a bib to wear on race day that has matching wristband for their responsible adult to wear for repatriation.
Where and when do the children run their mile each week?
Schools are completing their miles during lesson time, lunch breaks and also after school.
Some schools will run on the school field or do laps of the playground. This depends on what is available to you. Some of the mileage has been completed with parents out of school too. We leave this at the discretion of the school to decide.
How much is it?
The cost to the school is £12 per child which we see being a part of the PE premium and it is perfect for you to use as evidence of your effective spending of the Sports Premium. Some schools that have taken part have parents pay towards the event, this is up to the school to decide.
When and where does our local event take place?
Please go to our events directory and choose your local event. In here you will find when and where the final 1.1 miles event takes place.
How will Teachers and Parents know what happens on race day?
We will send you a letter with all information which can be passed on to parents two weeks before the event so they know where to park and where to take the children to and collect them from.
Why have parents got to wear a wristband at the event?
Each child wears a bib pinned to their t-shirt. The Parent/Guardian/responsible adult looking after that child will only be able to pick their child up from the closed finish line area by showing a member of our team the matching wristband to the child’s bib number. This is an additional safeguarding measure we take to ensure the children’s safety at the event.