The Plymouth Half Marathon Schools Challenge saw local primary schools running a mile a week for 12 weeks leading up to the Plymouth Half Marathon, where they completed their final mile all in aid of CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “It was such a fantastic day - the sun was out, the kids were in high spirits and the event went extremely well.
“With the amount of effort the schools have put into this challenge, we wanted to make sure that CLIC Sargent was there to support the organisers to ensure the day went as smoothly as possible. Therefore I attended the event along with eight other CLIC Sargent volunteers who were all incredible and really helped make he day a huge success.”
With 46 primary schools taking part, it meant that just over 3,000 school children and teachers ran the final mile around the Plymouth Hoe.
CLIC Sargent wanted to make the day extra special for the school children, and so worked with the UK Garrisons to have Stormtroopers attend the event.
Jordan continued: “The children loved it, it took us 20 minutes to try and get them to leave the schools area just before the main event and we only had to walk 30 metres!”
The public also enjoyed CLIC Sargent’s organised treat, with many spectators asking for a photo with the Stormtroopers in return for a donation.