‘Mile a Day’ programme to help keep school kids in Huntingdonshire active
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A programme designed to keep school children active was launched by organisers of the Hunts10K.
The ‘mile a day programme’ for children in primary and junior schools across Huntingdonshire was launched last Monday at Hartford Junior School.
The scheme is being launched through special assemblies in schools led by Neal Thomas from fit4purpose.me, the Hunts10K’s official fitness trainer, and RaceBob, the official mascot of Hunts10K.
Mr Thomas said: “The children go out and run, walk, or jog, do whatever they can for 15 minutes each day – if they make the full mile, then they receive a certificate from us.
“This is such an exciting scheme, we are going into schools and getting them excited about exercise, and they are so keen to do the mile. The reaction from the children has been fantastic.”
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The race director for the Hunts 10k, Bob Hulstrom said: “An incredible 900 runners entered the races in 2015 and helped us to raise a record-breaking £14k. We hope this initiative will encourage more children to enter, the race is held on Fathers’ Day (June 19) and is a real family event.”
If you’d like your school to participate in the scheme, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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To enter the 10k, 3k or 1k Fun Run, go to www.hunts10k.org