March 19, 2012
Champion hurdler, Colin Jackson CBE, is today celebrating the fact that every school in Manchester has signed up for this year’s Tesco Great School Run programme.
Now in its eighth year, the Tesco Great School Run, organised by those behind the iconic Great North Run and supported by Tesco, encourages 5 – 11 year olds and their parents to improve health and fitness through exercise and healthy eating.
Since registration began in January, over 1.25 million (1,278,816) youngsters from more than 4,000 schools across the UK have signed up to take part in the two-kilometre (1.2miles) run.
In Manchester, 37,555 children, from over 150 schools, have signed up to participate. Incredibly, this is makes up almost three quarters of all pupils registered in the whole of the North West.
Colin, who has worked with Tesco on the project since its origins and last year helped inspire over 1.2 million children to take part in the event, today challenged schools across the North West, which haven’t already done so, to register for the event. Schools hoping to take part must arrange for their own individual fun runs to take place anytime between May 8 and July 20.