GO Run For Fun, a pupil-led initiative that inspires children to get active through running events, returned to London to host its annual flagship event in Battersea Park on June 20.
2,472 children and 45 schools crossed the finish line in what organisers claim is the world’s largest children’s running initiative, hosted by GB athlete Jazmin Sawyers and TV presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, alongside special guest, Elaine Wyllie, founder of The Daily Mile.
The event was staged in collaboration with The Daily Mile – an initiative to encourage pupils to get active by running or jogging, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day in school.
300,000 children have taken part in GO Run For Fun since its launch in 2013.
“The GO Run For Fun team are so passionate about encouraging kids to get active, I couldn’t help but love it,” said Sawyers. “All the kids ran 2km in the sunshine and all had a great time doing it. They all inspired me and gave me an enlightening reminder of how fun exercise can be!”
Alongside attendance from Sawyers and Chinyanganya, children were treated to a live performance from The Voice Kids UK winner, Jess Folley.
To find out more about the free-to-enter initiative and find how you can get involved in future events, visit gorunforfun.com