Message sent from:

By taking part, children will be part of the world’s greatest marathon, joining 50,000 runners completing 26.2 miles on the streets of London in the mass Virgin Money London Marathon, and a further 50,000 people running a virtual event of the same distance across the world.

Last year more than 100,000 children took part in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon in schools. This year, we are aiming to inspire 500,000 children to finish the event between Monday 27 September and Friday 22 October.

Every child who takes part – up to 500,000 – will receive a free commemorative Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon in schools pin badge. There will be lots of other resources available, including downloadable running numbers, posters, certificates, and videos, to help get the London Marathon buzz going at your school.



Inspiring Activity

Mini London Marathon in schools is all about inspiring children and young people of all ages and abilities to be physically active. Regular exercise has a positive impact on children’s health and fitness and taking part can help start a habit that stays with children for the rest of their lives. Physical activity also supports good mental health and wellbeing – everyone feels happier after they’ve been for a run!

It is a chance for children and young people of all ages and abilities to be part of something amazing by running, jogging, walking or wheeling 2.6 miles in their schools, between Monday 27 September and Friday 22 October.

Raise funds for a good cause

The London Marathon and fundraising go hand-in-hand. Since the London Marathon started in 1981, more than £1 billion has been raised for good causes. Why not make your Mini London Marathon in schools a fundraising event that the whole community can join in with?

You could raise money a good cause. The Mini London Marathon in schools is the perfect opportunity to get parents, carers, and the local community all working together for a good cause.


Why we are doing this?

Why is she doing this?

  • How can I take part?

    You can take part in the sponsored activity on Thursday the 21st of October, please contact Mrs Rowland for Details.

  • Can I help to raise money?

    Yes, sponsorship forms will be available via Form Tutors.

  • Do I have to run - can I walk instead? What if I have a disability?

    We’d like children to get out of breath if they can, as this is what helps them become fitter and healthier. Some children might run the whole time, others might jog or slow down to get their breath back. Children with disabilities can complete the event in a way that meets their needs – whether that’s walking, pushing themselves, being pushed, walking with crutches, or in whatever other way they can. School would like this Mini London Marathon for all children and young people!

Hit enter to search