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News - 4th May 2022

World Athletics celebrate Kid’s Athletic Day

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To mark the launch of the new Kids’ Athletics programme, World Athletics will be celebrating Kids’ Athletics Day on 7 May with organisations around the world.

 

The vision behind Kids’ Athletics is the belief that every child is born to move, to play, to explore. No matter where they are in the world, no matter their individual circumstances, it’s their fundamental right to have access to sport.

 

Through the expanded and redesigned Kids’ Athletics programme, World Athletics aims to provide resources to countries around the world that will help local organisations to teach children how to move, inspire them to move more and to move together.

 

The programme has been redeveloped to incorporate a wider age range (between four and 14, which is the age range for junior parkrunners) and is structured over three levels, teaching both fundamental and athletics specific skills through a range of activities designed to maximise fun and participation.

 

All activities and resources, designed for use by Member Federations, schools and clubs, are now available online for free at kids-athletics.org.

 

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