The Grove Primary School 5k and Marathon Challenge

We are delighted that you are interested in signing your child up for The School Run Virtual 5k and Marathon Challenge 2020. Please only read on and sign up if your child is a pupil at The Grove Primary School. If they are a pupil at a a different school, please email us at [email protected] to find out more about our challenges.

This challenge has been specially launched as a result of the recent school closures and the prospect of weeks with children staying at home. Our challenge is a straightforward but motivating concept - walk, run, cycle or scoot the distance equivalent to either 5k or a marathon, not in one go but over a period of time. Keep track of your distance as you go along and when you've reached the magic number, we will send this fantastic medal as well as downloadable personalised certificate take back into school once everyone returns, hopefully later this academic year. Please note that delivery time of  your medal will depend on restrictions in place at the time. If you decide to complete the 5k challenge, the medal shown will reflect the distance completed.

The Grove Primary School are funding the entry cost to this challenge and are also making a donation of £2.01 to NHS Charities Together for every entry.  The deadline for entry is 22nd May 2020

Remember, when you are completing your distance you must do so as safely as possible, observing government guidelines and social distancing rules.


In addition to your medal and personalised certificate, there will also be a special trophy awarded to the child who designs and shares the most creative distance tracker.

We have added an example opposite which will hopefully inspire you. 

When you submit your evidence for completing the challenge, please make sure you also share an image of your distance tracker. All the details will be provided upon signing up for the challenge. 

In order for the school to know which pupils have entered and to know where to send your medal to, please complete the form below.  If you are entering more than one child, please complete a separate form for each entry.  Deadline for entry is 22nd May 2020. Please make sure you complete your details fully otherwise we won't be able to send you your medal.