2,700 pupils take part in Plymouth's Half Marathon Schools' Challenge

Staged alongside the Plymouth Half Marathon, pupils across the city took part in a Schools’ Challenge to raise vital funds for children and young people with cancer.

2,700 pupils take part in Plymouth's Half Marathon Schools' Challenge

This year the Plymouth’s Half Marathon Schools’ Challenge attracted 2,700 young runners, staff and parents, with a staggering 192 pupils participating from Woodford Primary School in Plympton alone.

The challenge

After following a 12 week programme completing a mile a week, the young participants ran their final mile on Sunday 19 April - the same day as the Plymouth Half Marathon - to make up their own 13 mile finish.

The challenge was in association with CLIC Sargent for the second consecutive year.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Georgina Reed said: “CLIC Sargent was delighted to have been chosen as the official charity for the Plymouth Half Marathon Schools’ Challenge 2015.

"We were thrilled to see so many young runners participating and raising vital funds to provide clinical, practical, emotional and financial support to children and young people with cancer.”

Thank you

The event would not have been possible without the Plymouth School Sports Partnership which was involved with the event from the very beginning.

Lance and his team ensured that the build up to the day and the event itself inspired the young runners to take on the challenge and continue running, even when the event is over.

Find out more

To find out how your school can fundraise for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Sarah Shaw on sarah.shaw@clicsargent.org.uk or call 01392 314 673.