Shropshire Primary Schools Half Marathon – Last chance to enter!

Just a reminder about this event. We have requested an extended deadline in case anyone has forgotten to enter, so please sign up on ParentPay if your child wishes to take part by Sunday 4th February. We have almost half the school participating so far which is fantastic.

Thank you.


This year we are hoping to participate in the Shropshire Primary Schools Half Marathon. We would love for as many Longnor children as possible to take part in this fun and rewarding event.

The Shropshire Primary Schools Half Marathon gives children aged 4-11 the chance to complete their very own cumulative Half Marathon in a supportive, non-competitive environment. With a Half Marathon representing 13.1 miles, the challenge sees children complete the first 12 miles at school over the course of a term or half term, 1 mile at a time, before running the final 1.1 miles on event day in front of family and friends. The children are treated to a dedicated “full race” experience including race bibs, a marshalled route, music and a start and finish line gantry, allowing them to enjoy and experience the thrill of a big sporting event and to be cheered on as they complete the final leg of their challenge. They receive rewards as they progress through their mileage including a fantastic medal and t-shirt for their efforts. The event is licenced by England Athletics to ensure standards are that which would be expected for any Adults Half Marathon.

The final 1.1 mile event will take place on Saturday April 20th at the West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury. Parents will be responsible for taking their child(ren) to and from this event. Mrs Edgerton and Mr Helliker will also be there to greet you and cheer on the children.

The cost of participating in this event is £12 which includes rewards for each stage of the journey:

  • After completion of mile 1: Colour my miles trainers chart.
  • After completion of mile 6: Reward wristband.
  • After completion of mile 12: Technical running t- shirt and bib number for race day.
  • After mile 13.1 (Race Day) Finishers medal.



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