Schools’ Challenge


The Schools’ Challenge engages with local primary schoolchildren aged 4 – 11 years old. Pupils cover a total of 12.1 miles prior to race day and, along with their teachers, complete the final mile of their 13.1 mile challenge on the morning of the Half Marathon in front of thousands of spectators.

Each child will experience the buzz of participating in the race and the excitement as they cross the finish line, hopefully inspiring many to continue to run and set greater fitness challenges for the future!



  • Race Number
  • Race t-shirt
  • Medal
  • Goody Bag
  • Map to mark off your miles
  • Traffic free roads

£10 per child
Entry is free for teachers/staff wanting to run as part of their school team.

All entries are managed through the local primary schools. If you have any further queries, please contact your School Organiser.


What is the date of the Schools’ Challenge?
Sunday 17th April 2016.

What time does it start?
The School’s Challenge starts at approximately 09.20 after all half marathon runners have crossed the start line.

How do I enter my child?

All communication and entries is managed through the child’s school.

How old do you have to be to enter?
4 – 11 years old (children must be 4 years old on race day and at primary school).

Will the children be supervised?
Children will be supervised at all times. There will be a minimum of 1 member of staff to every 5 KS1 pupils (aged 4 – 7) and 1 member of staff to every 10 pupils thereafter as well as DBS/CRB-checked staff within the designated holding area.

What is the closing date for school entries?
Entries closed on Friday 11th December 2015.

When do I receive ‘On the Day’ information?
The Child’s School Representative will attend a School’s Challenge Briefing Meeting which will take place on TBC.

What do the children wear?
Each child will be given a Schools’ Challenge tshirt to wear on the day.