DW Fitness First launched the School Run in June 2018, a nationwide campaign designed to encourage as many schools, parents and families as possible to turn their journey to school into a physical activity.

In partnership with the UK’s 4 national governing bodies for athletics and running (England Athletics, Scottish Athletics, Athletics Northern Ireland and Welsh Athletics), children, parents, schools and athletes across the country joined School Run Week from Monday 25th June, with families running their route to school to highlight the benefits of staying active as a family. Each School Run was led by top Athletes and expert trainers from local DW Fitness First gyms.


The School Run doesn’t end here, there’s still time to get involved and get active with your family. We’ve devised a workout plan specifically aimed at helping families become more active together. The plan is built around a child’s natural behaviour, it allows for their stop start movements and short attention spans providing parents with an easy solution to keeping active whilst incorporating activity together into everyday life. Complete this as a family on the school run or adapt it for use at the weekends or after school. Click here to download the full plan or check out our quick reference workout sheet here

Participating Schools

Thanks to all of the schools across the country that took part in our School Run week.

Create your own School Run

If your school would like to take part in any future School run events then please register your interest on the from below.

Find the right running kit

Discover our hand-picked collection of Men’s, Women’s and kids’ running essentials to keep you and the family motivated, comfortable and happy during your school run! 

Key things to consider are comfortable and supportive running shoes to keep a bounce in your step to the very end and loose fitting tops and shorts, built with sweat-wicking technology to keep you comfortable when things start heating up. You may need a long sleeved running top or a waterproof layer if the weather looks changeable. A run-friendly water bottle is also handy to keep you hydrated throughout.

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