Summer Holiday Challenge



This virtual event has been launched as part of our re-imagined children’s events programme, an exciting mix of live and virtual events aimed at inspiring the budding athletes of the future, as well as those who just want to experience the joys of getting active and outdoors.

Taking place during the summer holidays in 2021, it will encourage children to get active through a range of activities, gearing up to a 1-mile virtual race. You can take part in your own time, from any worldwide location, and everyone who takes part will earn a commemorative finishers medal.

Those taking part will be able to download activity sheets, which will provide motivation to take part in a number of activities in preparation for running a mile sometime during the month of August.

What’s Included

• Access to the online virtual results platform to log and view results

• Certificates for the fastest boy/girl from participating primary and secondary schools

• A finishers medal posted to your home address after the race

• Downloadable certificate of participation

• Downloadable activity sheets to use in training

• Prizes for the best fancy dress efforts

How It Works

Your mile run can be on any course, from any outdoor location. You will need to record a finish time and collect some supporting evidence that you have completed the race (such as a photo of you taking part, a drawing of the one-mile course you have created, or a screenshot from a fitness tracker or GPS activity). All finish times will be published in the official results.

The race will run between 1 – 31 August 2021. You can participate any time during this window but must submit your results and supporting evidence by midnight on 31 August.

Please note that a small non-refundable booking fee is charged on top of race entry by ACTIVE, who manage our online registration platform.

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