Welcome to the School Run, thank you for taking the time to look at our website and our virtual challenges
We have been married for over 10 years and have two young children who keeps us on our toes. We have both been teaching for over 10 years and continually strive to balance work, being good parents and keeping fit and healthy.
The latter is particularly difficult and whilst we both enjoy running we find we never have anything to aim for. A run may be squeezed into an evening once our children are asleep or on a Saturday or Sunday morning.
We were both sat in the garden at the end of the summer term 2016 and there we began to formulate a plan. Virtual races are not new to the web but there isn't anything that us affordable to all nor available to schools and groups. Prices often start at £12 per entry which makes it prohibitively expensive for families. Our challenges are different...
We have two sections to our website.
1) The first part of our website is for individuals to enter and take part in our virtual competitions. Enter via the 'Individual Challenges’ tab on the top of this page and choose your distance. Races cost from just £2.99 making them the cheapest on the web and perfect for families to take part. You can run (or walk) your virtual challenge at any point during each competition window and wherever in the world you want - the park, the beach, the city, just about anywhere! On successfully completing your chosen distance before the closing date for each race, submit your race results and proof through our website and we will send your bespoke medal as a reward for finishing as well as a personalised downloadable certificate.
2) The second is for schools and groups. Over the last year we have organised a range of different events and challenges in hundreds of schools across the UK. Our 'Run a Marathon 2021' challenge has already involved over 10,000 pupils and our recent 'Spring 2020 Virtual Competition' involved nearly 5000. Our aim is to make our challenges fun, inclusive and affordable to schools. We hope you might want to take a look and spread the word. What's more, if you are looking to organise a bespoke challenge, please do contact us.
We hope that all of the above makes sense and motivates you to get involved. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email - [email protected]
Wishing you the very best of luck!
Craig and Katy
The School Run