We are delighted that you are interested in signing up you or your child for The School Run Marathon Challenge 2020. Please only read on and sign up if you are a member of, or have links to, the village community of Watlington, Norfolk and wish to support this fundraising event.
If your child is a pupil at a different school, please email us at [email protected] to find out more about our challenges.
As a registered Charity, Watlington Preschool relies on a busy fundraising calendar to provide income for the running of the Preschool, most of which are well attended by the village community. Similarly, Watlington Community Primary School has an active PTA that provides fundraising to the school to cover many 'extras' for the children within the school environment. Due to Covid-19 the Preschool and PTA have had to cancel their Spring and Summer term events. This challenge has been specially launched because of the recent school closures and the prospect of weeks with children staying at home, and to raise some fundraising to replace the events that have been cancelled.
Our Marathon Challenge is a straightforward but motivating concept for both young and old – you choose to run, walk, cycle or scoot the distance equivalent to a marathon, not in one go but over a period of time. Or feel free to complete the Challenge in a mixture of different ways. And if you wish to complete the 26.2 miles in one go, that's fine too!
Keep track of your distance as you go along using a fitbit, activity tracker or other app. Alternatively, why not design your own distance tracker using pen and paper and have the chance to win a hamper of goodies in a competition that will be judged by the Preschool Committee and Primary School PTA at the end of the Challenge.
When you've reached the magic marathon distance, let us know and we will send you this fantastic medal. We will also send out a personalised certificate to download. Children will enjoy taking their certificate with them back into school once everyone returns, hopefully later this academic year.
Remember, when you are completing your marathon distance you must do so as safely as possible, observing government guidelines and social distancing rules.
To enter this challenge costs just £5.00 with £2.01 of every entry being shared between Watlington Community Primary School, Watlington Preschool and King’s Lynn Foodbank.
The deadline for entry is 31st May 2020 and you have until the end of July to complete the challenge. If there are multiple entries per household, look at the special entry fee of £17.99 for a family of four by clicking here
Please note that delivery time of your medal will depend on restrictions in place at the time.
On behalf of Watlington Community Primary School and Watlington Preschool, thank you for your support, and good luck!