Welcome to Schools Running Movement
Schools Running Movement is a collaborative evolution for movement and change. We are unique in our approach to encourage children and families of all abilities to become more active, no matter where they are in the UK and Ireland.
With rewards along the way, an exciting end goal and the chance to achieve something amazing with family and friends, our challenges are enhancing the physical and emotional wellbeing of thousands of people across the UK.
From school pupils as young as 4 through to parents, carers, families and siblings, our mission is simple: to inspire families and entire communities to experience the joy of regular physical activity and the life-changing benefits that this can bring.
Our strength is in our collaborations with communities, schools, families, the sports industry and partners; together as one we have the power to give something back and make a significant difference to future generations through activity, sport and collaboration.
Our aim is to create more active communities through inclusive challenges and being part of a movement. We want to add to the school sport experience, support the creation of healthy habits and make a new style of general sport education and knowledge available for all.
How it all started
Schools Running Movement originated as Schools Half Marathon, which was trialled in the school year 2016 / 2017 in Shropshire as part of Shrewsbury Half Marathon event weekend with 2 schools and 75 pupils. The event was such a success that Shropshire went on to welcome 900 pupils from 21 schools in 2018 and over 1,800 pupils from 32 schools in 2019.
Schools Half Marathon is now part of the nationwide Schools Running Movement by UK Run Events. New locations have been introduced in 2019 and many more locations are confirmed for 2020 which you can view here. Due to demand, we have added new Marathon and 10K distances and opened the challenges up to Primary school pupils (4-11), Secondary school pupils (11-18) and Adults & Siblings
Who we are
We are a group of like minded individuals who are working together to drive Schools Running Movement forwards.
All of our team, partners and supportive friends are passionate about sport.
By working together as ONE we can make a difference to our future generation’s health and wellbeing through running, general sport education through a free easy to access channel and encouraging regular daily exercise. This can be on your own, at your school, with friends, with family or at one of our events running with community and being part of the movement.
We have quite a lot of information about what we are doing and why here on the website. Not everything we are doing is live here just yet just but keep an eye on the news and keep visiting us to see the movement expand within the UK, Ireland and beyond.
We hope you will join us to be a part of this collaborative revolution for movement and change #MoveForLife #SchoolsHalfMarathon #SchoolsRunningMovement