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2021 Schools Challenge Half Marathon

We are delighted to let you know that the Plymouth School Sports Partnership will once again be working with Redrok Events Ltd to deliver the 2021 DELT Shared Services Schools Challenge!


We are inviting all children in Plymouth aged 4-18 to take part in this 13-mile running challenge which can be completed over 13 weeks.  Children will be able to take part in the activity in their school setting or at home, logging hours on their 'Schools Challenge Log' which can be downloaded here;


Parents & carers can sign-up their children and pay the entry fee online at, which will avoid schools having to collate this information and collect payments. 


The 2021 DELT Shared Services Schools Challenge begins on Monday 15th February and will end on Sunday 16th May.  The closing date for entries is Sunday 7th February 2021. 


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, we are unable to have the final mile event on Plymouth Hoe alongside the Half Marathon.  Whilst this is very disappointing news, we are dedicated to providing this highly valued opportunity for children in 2021, but also working really hard to ensure the opportunity exists in the future and we need your support.


Sadly, t-shirts will not be part of the overall package to children in 2021.  This really was a difficult decision to make, but t-shirts existed to assist with the safeguarding of children & adults on the Hoe during the final mile event.  To reflect this decision, the entry fee has been reduced for 2021.  The entry fee for the 2021 DELT Shared Services Schools Challenge will be £8 per child, for which they will receive a quality, bespoke medal and drink bottle.  Plymouth SSP will deliver event merchandise directly to schools for distribution to the children that have entered.


The website is open for entries now and we have attached a flyer that can be emailed/handed out to your children, parents & carers; we’d be really grateful for your support and ask that you encourage all children in your school to sign up. 


We hope that children, schools, parents, carers and the wider community will embrace this opportunity at a time when physical activity and wellbeing has never been so important.  COVID-19 is a virus that puts the physically vulnerable at risk and attacks the airway and respiratory system, which is why the upkeep and maintenance of activity that promotes respiratory health, weight management and physical health is essential. 


Enter now at; the closing date for entries is Sunday 7th February 2021.