Over 500 kids were in the pink of health at Mansfield last Wednesday (2 November), taking part in a global children's running campaign.
School children and school games organisers from Mansfield, Bassetlaw, Sherwood and Newark took part in a new, 2k fun run. It was open to able-bodied and disabled kids between the ages of 5 and 10 who ran, jogged or walked around Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. INEOS GO Run For Fun is part of a free worldwide initiative to encourage children to start running as the basis of a healthy lifestyle.
Kids were clapped and cheered every step of the way by their families and friends with added support from the GO Run For Fun mascot, Dart. This bright yellow running bug plays an educational role in the campaign, hoping to inspire the next generation of runners.
The GO Run For Fun campaign was set up by Jim Ratcliffe, owner of INEOS who provided the investment via the GO Run For Fun charitable foundation. It promotes running as an ideal activity with numerous health and fitness benefits.
To date, more than 168,000 children have completed these fun runs via 260 events in the UK and overseas. This makes it the biggest children’s running campaign in the world with extra events planned for next year.
The Mansfield event was the last UK fun run for this year. For more information about future events, visit the GO Run For Fun