The Great West Run
The Great West Run
The Great West Run

The Schools' Challenge

OVERVIEW
The Schools' Challenge - a half marathon running programme aimed at four to 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), then 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!  

COURSE INFORMATION
The one-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

HOW TO ENTER - ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

All entries are managed through the local primary schools. If you have any further enquiries, please contact your School Organiser of Jennifer Silcox from GO2/Achieve Events - jennifersilcox@achieveevents.com or call 0203 176 6870.

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

CHARITY PARTNER

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is the charity which raises the funds to keep two Air Ambulances flying up to 14 hours a day, daylight allowing. It currently costs £4.5 million a year to keep the service airborne. However, at the end of 2016 it is planned to extend the flying hours to midnight, increasing the cost to £5.5 million a year.

Contact details:

T: 01392 466666

W: http://www.daat.org

E: info@daat.org

FAQS

Q. What is the date of the Schools' Challenge?
A. Sunday 18th October 2015.

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. ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

Q. When do I receive ‘On the Day’ information? 
A. The Child’s School Representative will attend a Schools' 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 Schools' Challenge T-shirt to wear on the day.

Official Sponsors

  • Tozers Solicitors
  • Plantronics
  • Heart
  • Express & Echo
  • Exeter Physio

Official Charities

  • Children's Hospice South West