The Great West Run

The Schools Challenge

OVERVIEW
The School’s Challenge, a half marathon running programme aimed at 4 – 11 year olds of all abilities, highlights at home and at school the importance and enjoyment associated with leading a more healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils cover a total of 12.1 miles prior to race day (achieved and verified at school) and race with their teachers the final mile on the day of the Half Marathon in front of thousands of spectators, and receive their very own goody bag and Exeter's Great West Run medal!

The event helps to promote a healthy and active lifestyle, inspires the next generation and enables a great community achievement to be celebrated!
 

COURSE INFORMATION
The 1 mile race day course takes runners on marshalled and traffic free roads around the gorgeous streets of Exeter before crossing the same Finish Line as the Half Marathon runners!!

WHAT DO I GET?
• RACE NUMBER
• EVENT T-SHIRT
• EXETER'S GREAT WEST RUN MEDAL
• GOODY BAG
• RUN ON TRAFFIC FREE ROADS

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

HOW TO ENTER
All entries are managed through the local primary schools. If you have any further queries, please contact your School Organiser or Erica McIntosh from GO2 Events - erica.mcintosh@go2events.org.uk or call 01225 473848.
 

FAQ’S

Q. What is the date of the School’s Challenge?
A. Sunday 19th October 2014

Q. What time does it start?
A. Approximately 9.20am after all half marathon runners have crossed the start line.

Q. How do I enter my child? 
A. All communication and entries is managed through the child’s school.  

Q. How old do you have to be to enter?  
A. 4 – 11 years old (children must be 4 years old on race day).

Q. Will the children be supervised? 
A. Children will be supervised at all times. There will be a minimum of one member of staff to every ten children as well as CRB checked staff within the designated holding area.

Q. What is the closing date for school entries?
A. TBA.

Q. When do I receive ‘On the Day’ information? 
A. The Child’s School Representative will attend a School’s Challenge Briefing Meeting which will take place a week before the event. Each Child will then be given a race pack which will include their T-Shirt, Race Number, details about drop off/collection points, contact details and a route map.

Q. What do the children wear?
A. Each child will be given a School’s Challenge T-Shirt to wear on the day. 

Official Sponsors

  • Tozers Solicitors
  • Ironbridge Runner
  • Full Potential
  • Heart
  • Express & Echo
  • Exeter Physio

Official Charities

  • Cancer Research UK
  • Devon Air Ambulance Trust