School Games Colour Run 2022

Living Sport, hosts of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough School Games Colour Run event, were delighted to welcome over 500 young people to Milton Country Park on Thursday 29th September 2022 for a day full of colour and fun!

For the second year running, Living Sport were pleased to be able to deliver on a more non-traditional activity to young people who do not typically have the opportunity to participate in sports or physical activities outside of their school environment.

The three intended outcomes and purposes of this event were to reintegrate peers and tackle social isolation/disconnection, to support with school transitioning from primary to secondary school and to provide a positive physical activity experience for those less engaged students.

The School Games is a free to access offer to all schools across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. All secondary schools were initially invited to attend, and we were pleased to welcome over 30 schools to the 2022 event as a result.
Following feedback and learning from the pilot event in 2021, Living Sport were keen to explore more options with their ‘event village’. This year they were delighted to invite local partners from across the county to deliver some pop-up and interactive activities and offer the year 7 and year 8 students to explore new activities. Some of these included ‘blend your own smoothie’ bikes, a climbing wall, archery, table tennis, crazy golf, badminton, boxing, healthy lifestyle & education sessions, inflatable football targets and more! Living Sport would like to thank every one of our partners who came along to support the event and those who also volunteered to marshal on the Colour Run route.

Samantha Hyde, CEO of Living Sport said…

“We would like to thank everybody for coming along and supporting the colour run. Days like today are so important as 2.1 million children in the UK are currently inactive. As a local charity we are committed to improving the health, happiness and wellbeing of everyone in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and today was just one of the ways we can try and create postive experiences to encourage more young people to be active.”

The Colour Run consisted of a 3.2-kilometre route around the full site at Milton Country Park. The young people took part in a quick and high-energy warm-up which was delivered by Fitness by Marilyn, before heading off on the route containing nine designated colour zones. 48 young leaders from Cambourne VC, Cottenham VC & Impington VC ensured the day ran smoothly by providing excellent support across all the colour zones and marshal stations.

Event Village Partners, Volunteers & Supporters: Outspoken Cycles, Clip ‘n’ Climb Cambridge, Highline Adventure, Boxing Futures, Decathlon Cambridge, PECT, Healthy You, Cambridge City Council, Youth in Communities, Ping! Cambridgeshire, Everyone Health, Tesco (Milton Store), Fitness Rush Mobile, Portable Putters and Edd Stonham.

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