23 Mar

Callum Gets Kids Running For Fun

Callum HawkinsCommonwealth Games athlete Callum Hawkins joined more than 1,000 primary schoolchildren in Falkirk earlier this month to kick off the second INEOS GO Run For Fun event of 2016 – the Falkirk Primary Schools Cross Country. Children from 36 schools took part in the run at the Playing Fields, Stirling Road, Falkirk with support from marathon runner, Callum Hawkins and senior pupils from St Mungo's High School.

With more than 189 events and having encouraged more than 106,288 children to get running, the GO Run For Fun campaign is already 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.

Falkirk Victoria Harriers’ league secretary Caroline Lawless said: “As our 14th season draws to a close, we would like to thank GO Run For Fun for their continued support. Having great athletes as ambassadors adds to the excitement and spectacle of the event and it's fantastic that Callum Hawkins, a former Scottish Cross Country Champion, will be able to join us on this occasion for the prize giving as well as the races."

Callum qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016 in the marathon, he also competed in the 10,000 metres at the Commonwealth Games and came sixth in the 2014 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run Half Marathon.

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 their campaign, visit the GO Run For Run website.