Marathon Kids

At Upton Cross ACE Academy we are currently taking part in Marathon Kids


Marathon Kids is an exciting programme that gives primary school children the opportunity to run or walk the distance of up to four marathons throughout the school year.

The programme emphasises personal achievement. It aims to inspire and empower children of all fitness levels to set and achieve goals. Running is free, full of health benefits, and requires little to no equipment. And running a marathon is recognised by all as a huge achievement. The Marathon Kids programme takes this remarkable achievement and breaks it down in a way that encourages children of any fitness ability to set and reach personal goals.

The programme is proud to have the support of global Marathon Kids Ambassador, Sir Mo Farah, inspiring the next generation of Marathon Kids to get moving:

“I love running, and it’s given me and my family so much,” says Farah. “As a dad, I know how important it is for my children to be active, and I’m honoured to have the chance to inspire kids to run with Marathon Kids.”

Mo is proud to be an ambassador for Marathon Kids, inspiring children to be active, get running and have fun!