High Life Highland’s active schools’ team would normally be organising cross country events and practises at this time of year.
This year, like so many other organised events, they are unable to go ahead due to the pandemic. The team decided to hold a virtual running challenge instead so that children wouldn’t miss out on taking part.
Each Active Schools co-ordinator across Highland has created local runs for the event, within their areas, for local children to be able to join in. The virtual Running Event hopes to get as many Primary aged children from across the Highlands to participate as possible.
Each age group has a minimum distance to be covered, P1-P3 – 600m, P4-P5 – 1200m and P6-P7 – 1800m.
Jeni Herbert, Area Sports Development Officer for High Life Highland said, “Participants can complete the challenge in their own time during the month of March, within their own local area and they can also create their own course to take part. We are looking forward to seeing how everyone gets on and watching the leaderboard as the month goes on.”
Participants can take part in the challenge throughout March and can register at highlifehighland.com.
Ms Herbert concluded, “Each pupil who completes a run and submits their entry, will receive an email certificate. We will also showcase the participation figures per Primary School and School Cluster and then award schools with the highest percentage of pupils taking part as our ‘Active Highland Virtual Running Series Champions’.”