On Sunday, 7 th February national children’s charity Kids Run Free is launching their newest weekend morning running event at Spiceball Park in Banbury. After this initial launch date, these popular events will run on the first Sunday of every month at 10am and are accessible to children of all abilities.
There will be individual races for each age category with distances ranging from 50m up to 5km and there are free gifts to collect with every 8 events attended. So whether your child is a budding Olympic athlete or is just finding their running legs, there’s something to suit.
Radio Horton’s Elizabeth MaCleod spoke to Samantha Young from the Charity, to find out more about the Banbury event for children up to the age of 16.
This will be the second location to be launched in Oxfordshire, following the successful launch of the fortnightly event in Wallingford in May 2015. Banbury Town Mayor Cllr Tony Mepham will be present to help the charity inspire as many children as possible to be active in a regular basis.
The Kids Run Free mission is to create fun, sustainable running opportunities for 0-16 year olds, igniting their passion for sport and physical activity and allowing them to become healthier, happier, more confident children. I
t’s completely free to take part you just need to register your children at www.kidsrunfree.co.uk before you attend. Or if you would like to get involved as a volunteer and help run the event please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator, Justin Mullis, on [email protected] for more information.
The Spiceball Park launch will be the thirtieth location for this growing charity based in the Midlands and is being sponsored by the Truemark Trust.
The Kids Run Free event takes place at Spiceball Park, Cherwell Drive, Banbury, OX16 2BW on Sunday 7th February. Races start at 10.00am but please arrive at 9.45am for warm up and registration. For more information about future events and the charity please visit www.kidsrunfree.co.uk