Every school in country invited to be part of 2021 Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon in schools
The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon in schools returns in 2021 and this year aims to inspire activity in a record-breaking 500,000 schoolchildren across the UK.
Already more than 300,000 pupils are signed up to take part in the event, beating last year’s figure of 111,000 when the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon in schools was held for the first time.
The free event is part of organisers London Marathon Events’ commitment to Inspiring Activity for all.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: “The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon gives schoolchildren of all ages and abilities the chance to be part of this year’s historic Virgin Money London Marathon, which is set to be the largest marathon ever staged with up to 50,000 people running on the traditional course on the streets of London and up to 50,000 people running virtually where ever they are in the world.
“We want schoolchildren to be part of this incredible event and, as we saw last year, the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon in schools is a fantastic way of engaging and inspiring activity.. Sport is such an important part of our children’s physical and mental health and this is a wonderful opportunity for all children to be part of one of this country’s most famous sporting events and get that wonderful sense of achievement of completing 2.6 miles."