Global running campaign to
help kids get active returns to Liverpool
AROUND 650 primary school children
joined forces in Liverpool this week for the '2016 INEOS GO Run For Fun™'
Children from primary schools around Liverpool took part in the run at Wavertree
Athletics Track, on Tuesday, 11 October 2016, cheered on by parents, friends and the
Run For Fun' mascot, Dart.
The youngsters were joined by Team GB Olympian Kelly Massey, who won bronze as
part of the 4 x 400m women's relay team in Rio.
Kelly said:- "It's great to be involved in an event like GO Run For Fun,
to help inspire the next generation of sporting talent and to encourage more
kids to get fit, healthy and active . You never know, there might even be a
future Olympian in the mix!"
Having encouraged more than 166,000 children to get running through over 260
events so far, the GO Run For Fun campaign is the biggest children's running
initiative in the world. By the end of this year it aims to encourage many more
kids to get off the couch, give the TV a rest and get active.
The 'GO Run For Fun' campaign is the idea of Jim Ratcliffe, owner of INEOS, one of
the UK's largest manufacturing companies, which announced a £1.5m donation
spread over three years to encourage children to run for fun via the 'GO Run For Fun'
He explained:- "I'm passionate about getting as many children running
early in their lives. The idea is simple; to get children out of the house
having fun. It is not rocket science. Running is the basis of so many great
sports. If our children can catch the running bug early, they're more likely to
stick to it, and this can only lead to them having more active and healthier
lifestyles in the future."
'GO Run For Fun' will continue to tour the UK throughout the year with other
events planned for Worthing, Portsmouth and Mansfield, as well as
internationally across the US and Europe. For more information and to enter your
child for:- 'INEOS GO Run For Fun' events happening near you, or to register your
local club or school's interest in joining our campaign, please visit:-
You can also visit them on the:- 'GO Run For Fun' Facebook Page, or find them on Twitter @_GRFF.