Welcome to the Great School Run - a 2k fun run staged at schools across the UK. The programme aims to encourage children, family, friends and teachers to take part in exercise for fun, and to help make physical activity part of each school’s and every family’s lifestyle.
The Great School Run is now in its 9th year and our aim is to involve over 1 million children from all across the UK, with runs between May and November. With your help, we can make this year the best yet!
As well as the run itself, we have a host of online resources for teachers to use in their classrooms in the build up to the event including lesson plans and games. These resources are designed to encourage healthier lifestyles and a positive attitude towards physical activity and are arranged into three key themes:
- READY - the theme is motivation: how to get children enthused and kept on track
- STEADY - the theme is nutrition: eating for energy and well-being
- GO - the theme is active leisure: activity for health and fitness
Click on the Ready Steady and Go tabs at the top of this page to find these resources.
Registering for the Great School Run
Please click on the Register tab at the top of this page to join the Great School Run.
All schools that register for the programme will be able to download a support pack including:
- A teacher’s guide
- Blank race numbers for you, the children and parents to number and decorate
- A poster to pin up on your school notice board
This year's Great School Run is up and running but you can still register up until Novemeber 11th 2013.
Let us know how your run went by sending back the completion form. All schools that send their form in by 30th September will be entered into a competition for some great prizes.
TheGreat School Run is in support of Games4Life – Change4Life’s summer campaign here to help us all move more. Search Games4Life online to fill out an activity questionnaire and receive a personalised action plan with ways to get active this summer and beyond or click here.