One Running Movement is a collaborative evolution for movement and change, on a mission to encourage people of all ages to #MoveForLife.
One Running Movement offers a series of Half Marathon and Marathon (new for 2020) cumulative running events to encourage everyone to get active as part of their daily routine, whilst getting outside more, reducing screen time and achieving a fantastic goal.
One Running Movement is for all ages from 13+ / Schools Running Movement is for ages 4 to 12.
Half Marathon and Marathon options are available at every age, and entry is now open for all 2020 events through Direct Entry or as a School.
Direct Entry gives families, groups, individuals and siblings the chance to get involved and join the movement. A #GiveBack initiative has been created so that £5 from every Direct Entry goes towards funding places for children aged 4-12.
School Entry is available for any school wishing to take part and is proving extremely popular with primary school age pupils up and down the country.
One Running Movement is proud to offer many new event locations for the school year 2020. At these live events everyone comes together to run the final 1.1 mile (Half Marathon) or 1.2 miles (Marathon) of their challenge, and the atmosphere is incredible as the runners cross the finish line and receive their medal and carton of water in front of teachers, family and friends.
On event day there are separate waves for Schools and Direct Entry.
Any school, group or individual not able to attend a live event has the option to complete their cumulative Half Marathon or Marathon virtually.
One Running Movement Event Locations 2020
Shropshire (4th April) | Merseyside (virtual) | Dudley (30th April) | Glasgow (2nd May) | Wolverhampton (5th May) | Tayside (12th May) | Fife (13th May | Central Scotland (14th May) | Staffordshire (19th May) | Derbyshire (20th May) | Birmingham (23rd May) | Hampshire (3rd June) | Surrey (4th June) | Cardiff (13th June) | West Sussex (18th June) | Kent (19th June) | Brighton & Hove (20th June) | Bedfordshire (23rd June) | Oxford (25th June) | Stockport (29th June) | Manchester (2nd July) | Telford & Wrekin (4th July) | Essex (18th July) | West London (26th September).
See the full event map.
On event day, runners are treated to the full race experience including bibs, a marshalled 1.1-mile or 1.2-mile route, music, commentator and a finish line gantry. For some, this is their first experience of a big sporting event and the atmosphere is superb as participants are cheered over the finish line and collect their hard-earned medals.
One Running Movement has 12 Foundation Partners and Powered by Partners who are working together with founders Rebecca Richardson and Joe Williams. Foundation Partners include Up & Running, Polar, Poly, New Balance, One Water and McLEAR. Powered By Partners include UKRunChat, Women’s Running, Run Mummy Run, Social Run Group, Breathe Unity and Social Chain.
Who can take part in One Running Movement?
One Running Movement is inclusive and non-competitive, enabling people of all abilities and backgrounds to achieve something as significant as a half marathon.
It encourages youngsters and adults to develop new, healthy habits to exercise regularly, stepping away from screens and electronic gadgets and sharing the joy of their sporting achievement with friends. One of the best things is seeing the big boost of confidence that participants experience as they progress through their miles and the pride on their faces when they receive their hard-earned (and very big and shiny!) medals. This is something that can be experienced by runners no matter how long it takes them – it is simply about getting out there and doing it. The benefits of getting outside in fresh air and taking part in regular activity are for everyone to enjoy!
How did One Running Movement come about?
One Running Movement started out as Schools Half Marathon, which trialled with two schools in 2017. The first official Schools Half Marathon took place in June 2018, in Shropshire, as part of Shrewsbury Half Marathon weekend. Schools Half Marathon is now a stand-alone event and part of the nationwide Schools Running Movement by One Running Movement.
Schools Half Marathon events in 2019 included Shropshire (which welcomed 1,800 pupils from 32 schools), Telford and Wrekin, Brighton & Hove and Stockport. The events were a great success, with thousands of pupils across the country achieving their Schools Half Marathon.
One Running Movement – Info & Registration
Go to www.onerunningmovement.com for more information about One Running Movement and the various ways to #MoveForLife.