Welcome to One Running Movement
One Running Movement is a collaborative evolution for movement and change #MoveForLife
We are unique in our approach to encourage and have something for everyone from the age of 4 to 104, of all abilities to become more active, no matter where they are in the UK or Global for virtual opportunities.
With rewards along the way, an exciting end goal and the chance to achieve something amazing with family and friends, our challenges are enhancing the physical and emotional wellbeing of thousands of people across the UK.
From school pupils as young as 4 through to parents, carers, families, siblings and adults, our mission is simple: to inspire families and entire communities to #MoveForLife and the life-changing benefits that this can bring.
Our strength is in our collaborations with communities, schools, families, the sports industry and partners; together as one we have the power to give something back and make a significant difference to future generations through activity, sport and collaboration.
Our aim is to create more active communities through inclusive challenges and being part of a movement. We want to add to the school sport experience, support the creation of healthy habits and make a new style of general sport education and knowledge available for all.
How it all started
One Running Movement originated as Primary Schools Challenge and Schools Half Marathon, which was trialled in the school year 2016 / 2017 in Shropshire as part of Shrewsbury Half Marathon event weekend with 2 schools and 75 pupils. The event was such a success that Shropshire went on to welcome 900 pupils from 21 schools in 2018 and over 1,800 pupils from 32 schools in 2019.
Schools Half Marathon is now part of the nationwide One Running Movement. New locations have been introduced in 2019 and many more locations are confirmed for 2020 which you can view here.
Expansion for 2020
We are introducing a cumulative Marathon option for 2020 and beyond. We have expanded to over 25+ event locations across the UK & Northern Ireland for 2020. We are expecting over 25,000 people to take part in 2020.
Who we are
We are a group of like minded individuals who are working together to drive One Running Movement forwards.
All of our team, partners and supportive friends are passionate about sport.
By working together as ONE we can make a difference to our current and future generation’s health and wellbeing through running, general sport education through a free easy to access channel and encouraging regular daily #MoveForLife. This can be on your own, at your school, with friends, with family or at one of our events running with community and being part of the movement.
We have quite a lot of information about what we are doing and why here on the website. Not everything we are doing is live here just yet just but keep an eye on the news and keep visiting us to see One Running Movement expand within the UK, Ireland and beyond.
Read more about Our Aims.
We hope you will join us to be a part of this collaborative evolution for movement and change #MoveForLife