Primary Schools Half Marathon Challenge – Saturday 9th April

Date and Start time
Saturday April 9th at 9am.


West Mid Showground
Gravel Hill Lane
The children will run a 0.55 mile loop twice. This enables you to see your children more than once to cheer them on. When crossing the finish, the children will be in a barriered finish funnel where they collect their medal and drink. Parents will need to come to the end of the finish funnel to collect your child(ren) wearing the matching wristband to bib number.
The children’s runs will be started in age groups. They will be called forward by the commentator from BBC Radio Shropshire to make their way to the start line at the following times…….

Age 10/11 – Arrive by 8:30am – called forward at 9am – Start running at 9:10am

Age 8/9 – Arrive by 9am – called forward at 9:30am – Start running at 9:40am

Age 6/7 – Arrive by 9:30am – called forward at 10am – Start running at 10:10am

Age 4/5 – Arrive by 10am – called forward at 10:30am – Start running at 10:40am

There will be over 1500 children signed up to participate. Please arrive early as there will be queues to get into the showground. The event will open from 8am and will be finished by 11:15am.


Bibs, wristbands, and t-shirts
Please can children wear their t-shirt with bib number pinned to the front on event day and parents please wear the matching wristband.


There will be a medical team from St Johns Ambulance at the event who will be situated at the finish line and half way around the run loop. If your children have any medical needs St Johns may need to know about then please write them on the back of the bib.


Parking is available at the West Mid Showground. There is a £3 charge which goes directly to the Showground Charity. Please have £3 in change ready for when you arrive.
There are also several car parks in in the Town Centre which are within a 15-minute walk.

Kind regards

Mr Hughes


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