School half marathon launched

The Telford and Wrekin Primary Schools Half Marathon is set to take place at 9am on Saturday 15 June. The event, at Oakengates Athletics Track, will see children run the final 1.1 miles of their Schools’ Half Marathon, having run the first 12 miles at school over previous weeks.

The children will enjoy the full race experience, including bibs, marshalled route, music, commentator and gantry and the atmosphere promises to be electric as they cross the finish line, receive their medal and celebrate their achievement.

Schools Half Marathon race director Joe Williams says, “It’s wonderful to see primary school children in Telford and Wrekin working towards their half marathon, from the very youngest at four through to age 11. It’s is a great way to get kids outside and away from screens, taking part in a fun shared activity with an exciting end goal.”

Participating schools so far include Redhill Primary Academy, John Fletcher of Madeley Primary, St Lawrence CE Primary, Wrockwardine Wood Junior School, St Matthew’s CE Primary and Tibberton CE Primary. If your school would like to get involved, email


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