Save the Children


We are very proud to confirm Save the Children as our Official Charity Partner for Schools Half Marathon.

Our partnership over the next two years together focuses on Save the Children’s work helping to give children brighter futures in the UK and around the world. Save the Children stands side by side with children in the toughest places to be a child. We do whatever it takes to make sure they survive, get protection when they’re in danger, and have the chance to learn.

When children have experienced trauma through war and conflict, participating in sport is often their first step towards rebuilding their lives, re-entering the education facilities we provide, and gives them the chance to play, and be children again.

One of the ways your fundraising could make a difference is to children’s early years learning in the UK.

Families Connect is a Save the Children initiative which focuses on supporting parents and children to learn together.

It helps parents to support their children’s learning in three key areas:

Literacy and language development, Numeracy and Emotional development. The eight-week programme provides a series of activities, techniques and games that parents and carers can do with their children at home.

Throughout the partnership, we will be keeping you up to date with the difference your fundraising could make, and we will be putting a spotlight on Save the Children’s vital work in education. In 2018, we reached 8 million children through our movement’s education programmes.


If you are a school, group or individual wishing to raise funds for Save the Children as part of Schools Running Movement initiative, please email for further info. 

Alternatively, you can set up a fundraising page at and Save the Children will be notified of your fundraising.

We will be announcing further details about how to fundraise from September at start of the new academic year. 

For more information about Save the Children’s work, visit