Marathon Kids for the 2016/17 academic year, will run from September 2016 and finish on Friday 26th May 2017. All of our pupils in Key stage 2 will be taking part this year.
On the launch date one of our 'Marathon Makers' we will come to your school and deliver an assembly to introduce the concept to the pupils and teachers. During the morning they will measure out and set up the course/s and introduce you to the Digital Recording System - an Excel spreadsheet which is used to record each pupils distance and further data.
At lunchtime Marathon Kids begins, pupils run laps of the course; at the end of each lap they collect a lap band (elastic band). At the end of the session each pupil’s lap bands are counted and recorded onto the Digital Recording System which then calculates the distance run.
When pupils reach the 10k, half marathon, 30k and marathon milestones they will receive a Marathon Kids sticker from your Marathon Kids Starter Kit.
At the end of the programme, you can choose to buy the Marathon Kids certificates and Marathon Finisher medals.
You will also be invited to attend a Kids Run Free Festival of Running event in June, these are fantastic events where we celebrate the children's efforts and give out awards to the top performing schools
We will also be selecting runners for our school cross country team from these marathon sessions.