Monday, 26 January 2009

Run to the Beat 2009

Run to the Beat is a unique new London Half Marathon with over 19 music stations around the course. It's sponsored by Sony Ericsson and will be staged in September this year. Get Kids Going! has over 700 entry places for this fantastic run.

To enter visit our page on Run to the Beat 2009 or call 0207 481 8110

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Run Paris Marathon 2009 for Get Kids Going!

We have lots of guaranteed entry places available for the Paris Marathon 2009 just waiting to be filled! So if you are looking for a great alternative to the Flora London Marathon, this would be just the ticket.

The Paris Marathon takes place on Sunday 5th April 2009. It's a fantastic race taking which starts from the Champs Élysées Avenue to Foch Avenue running through Bastille, Nation, Vincennes and les Tuileries. Last year 37,000 competitors took part representing 93 countries.

Get Kids Going! is a unique, national charity that gives disabled children and young people the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. By running the Paris Marathon for us, you can help us to turn their dreams into reality.

Entry details for the Paris Marathon are on our website, please apply online or call us on 0207 481 8110 and we'll send you an entry pack.

Friday, 9 January 2009

David Weir awarded MBE

World record holder and Get Kids Going!'s Vice President David Weir has been nominated for an MBE in the Queen’s New Years honours. David received the honour for his services to disabled sport.

This is a double award for David who became BBC London 2008 disabled athlete in December. David spends much of his time encouraging disabled children to get involved in sport by visiting schools and training sessions.

David Weir

In an interview with Sutton Guardian he said "Sport gives confidence to young people, particularly disabled children and it's a great buzz to see them taking it up, especially wheelchair racing.

"I get a real boost giving them advice and then seeing them do well and its good to see disabled sport getting more funding and coverage.

"I do feel slightly weird about this nomination as I feel I'm just normal David Weir.

"Sometimes I get asked for my authograph and it is a strange experience, but I do enjoy being a role model for disabled sport."

At Get Kids Going! we'd like to congratulate David for his MBE and thank him for the great work he does for our charity.