Active Training World Ltd (ATW) are delighted to announce that the St. Albans Half Marathon have partnered with the national charity, Marathon Kids UK, to organise an alternative to this year’s fun run.
Unfortunately, current restrictions have meant that the St Albans Fun Run has not been possible this year. However, the partnership with Marathon Kids UK will ensure that children are still able to be active and participate in this year’s event. Active Training World and Marathon Kids UK will be contacting local schools, inviting them to join the ‘’St Albans Fun Run Challenge’’ and complete as many half marathons as a school in the week leading up to the St. Albans Half Marathon event (Monday 7th – Friday 11th June).
To be involved in the challenge simply register your school to the Marathon Kids UK programme here. Each school will track how far their students and teachers run, with the winning school achieving the primary school challenge CASH prize. We ask that all pupils and teachers who enter the fun run raise a donation of £1 each, with proceeds going towards the Marathon Kids UK charity. To donate click here.
Martin Day, Race Director for St. Albans Half Marathon, said: “We are very excited about this partnership and being able to offer children the opportunity to be involved in this year’s race, as well as raise vital funds for a charity that encourages children to be physically active ”
Christopher McShane, Marathon Kids UK Managing Director adds ‘likewise we are delighted to collaborate with Active Training World and ensure the pupils of St Albans can continue to enjoy the annual fun run. At Marathon Kids UK we aim to inspire the next generation to become physically active. We believe that running has the power to show kids that they can achieve more than they ever dreamed possible! I look forward to welcoming you onto our programme.
Release date: 2021
About Active Training World Ltd
Active Training World Ltd was established in 2011. ATW is a national events company in the UK, specialising in Running, Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathon, Cycling, Swimming and all permutation of swim-bike-run events. They have a varied portfolio of events from fun runs to marathon, open water swimming to long distance triathlon events.
About Marathon Kids UK
Marathon Kids UK inspires the next generation to become physically active.
We believe that running has the power to show kids that they can achieve more than they ever dreamed possible!
The Marathon Kids UK programme and accompanying tracking systems encourages kids to set goals and run distances of multiple marathons over the course of an academic year.
One kilometre at a time, our Marathon Kids unlock their potential, learning grit, determination, and the feeling of pure joy that comes from crushing your goals — mentally as well as physically.
Marathon Kids UK is run in schools and parks to inspire children and their parents to be physically active. For more information: www.marathonkids.co.uk,www.activetrainingworld.co.uk