Thursday, 17 October 2013

October Kids Run Free

Hello everyone!

October has been a big month for Kids Run Free and it is not yet at a close!

Firstly, this month saw the launch of our (eighth!) new location in Coalville, Leicestershire. The event was a great success, with 55 children in attendance. We were overwhelmed with the response we had from local families, this was an excellent turn out for a new location. A HUGE warm welcome to everyone who came along to Hermitage Park, Joanna, Joey the kangaroo and the team were very pleased to meet you all and we look forward to seeing you next month!

Kids Run Free Coalville is possible thanks to the cooperation of the North Leicestershire Council sports development Go Active initiative who have helped raise awareness of the events through promotion in the local community and schools.

North West Leicestershire MP, Andrew Bridgen MP was also in attendance to speak at the event and joined Joey the kangaroo to kick off the first Coalville Kids Run Free race.

Secondly, much fun was had at all of our eight locations across the West Midlands, with a total of 390 children attending the 8 events.

The attendance numbers are as follows:
Birmingham – 55
Stratford – 15
Solihull – 20
Nuneaton – 24
Leamington Spa – 125
Coalville – 55
Coventry – 71
Leicester – 27

It is incredibly encouraging to see so many enthusiastic runners each month and we look forward to seeing the numbers grow! Newcomers are always welcome at our events so if you or someone you know is interested in coming along, all of the information for each location can be found here.

We are very proud of the children who come along to Kids Run Free early on Saturday morning to race each month. We would like to give a special mention to twins Scarlett and Louis Ford from Stratford who just turned four. This month marked their third Kids Run Free; when asked why they like it they each answered, ‘I like to run fast’ and ‘I enjoy the clapping’. Their parents have also noticed an improvement in their agility. Well done Scarlett and Louis!

Twins Louis & Scarlett Ford

And finally, another special mention goes to two-year-old Sienna from Leamington Spa. This month was Sienna’s very first Kids Run Free event. She ran ALL of the races including the 1k club and didn’t want to stop. Sienna – you’re an inspiration to us all, a huge well done.

Star runner, Sienna

Until next month!