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Schools Challenge

Want to encourage the children at your school to be more active?

Want to win some cash for your school? 

Join our Schools Challenge! 


What is the Schools Challenge?
St Albans Half Marathon prides itself in being community focused, and one aspect of this is to run a School Challenge. This encourages children to get active and take part in the event and awards cash donation prizes as incentives.

Last year results were extremely close, so we are keen to see who takes the title along with the shield this year!

What are the awards?

'St Albans' Primary School Winners - A cash donation and shield will be awarded to the Primary School from St Albans with the highest number of entries in the 12 years and under age group of the 1.5 mile fun run.

Most Improved School St Albans - A cash donation will be awarded to the St Albans school with the most improved percentage of students registered based on their 2017 score.

What does the school need to do?
Honestly, not a lot!  We need your school to market this opportunity to their pupils and help us encourage families to get active together! We will link some posters on the website soon with more information about the event, ready for you to share.

How do the children register as part of our school?
When the parent registers the child it will automatically ask them which school the child attends. When we do the final count we use the answers from this question. Please be aware that whilst parents have to register with under 8's, their registration will not count towards the challenge.

Do I need a team?
Due to the new family registration option schools will no longer be able to use the team tool to track registrations.

What happens on the day?
We make sure we have a meet and greet area in the runners village (which is identifiable by an event flag). If you wish to bring a small gazebo and school flags to create a visual meeting point for your school we are more than happy for you to do this. Please note that there is no parking in the park on event day so you will need to arrange to have any heavy items dropped off. We also remind you that the park is strictly no BBQ’s and we just ask that you collect your schools rubbish into black bags for us to collect (otherwise the day is made very long as we have to litter pick ourselves).

How do we know who has won?
Winning schools will be announced on Sunday 10th June after the fun run event and be invited to the podium for the presentation. The school will then be asked for representatives to attend the Formal Presentation Evening where they will receive their donation cheque.


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