World’s biggest kids’ running charity to hold 2K fun run at Olympic Park

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GO Run For Fun, the world's biggest running charity for children, is to hold a 2K run at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on Thursday 16th July. 6,000 kids aged 5 to 10 are expected to attend the event, which will be GO Run for Fun's biggest to date.

Running alongside the kids will be Britain's 'Marathon Man' Rob Young, famed for running 370 marathons in one year, plus Commonwealth gold medal-winning heptathlete Louise Hazel and Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson.

Leen Heemskerk, CEO of GO Run For Fun said "We know that many parents worry about their kids eating too much and not getting enough exercise. Our charity aims to solve that problem in a fun way.” 

Charity founder Jim Ratcliffe said “This is a really important day for Go Run For Fun. On one level, this is about thousands of kids enjoying themselves and learning about the importance of nutrition and exercise. On another level, it is about getting the government to realise that they need to do much more to help the under 12’s get fit and active.”