FUN RUN is a safe, simple and measurable health & physical activity initiative accessible to all your pupils regardless of age or ability.


We aim to inspire and encourage your school community through physical activity with the focus on fun, rewarding personal achievement, raising money and school competition.


We reinforce the message from the Department of Health that children should engage in regular daily physical activity habits across the week, every week all year round.


FUN RUN is an ALL YEAR ROUND initiative whereby Pupils, Staff and parents can get involved. Simply walk, jog or run around your FUN RUN track within the safety of the school grounds.


Each class will be given an A1 JD Fun Run poster for their classroom so that everyone can monitor and evaluate how each pupil has progressed throughout the year. With the JD Fun Run poster each pupil will be given their own record sheet so they can record how many laps they have done each day.


JD Coaching will work out and transfer the lap recordings into miles so it can then be placed on the JD Fun Run poster.


We encourage class teachers to champion and take ownership of their class progress along with the pupils. As soon as you register your school the class competitions can begin!


All you need is minimum of 20 minutes out of a school day!!

The JD Fun Run is a program help children to improve their fitness with confidence of having their friends with them at all times.


This program is designed to help social interaction with classmates and to help all pupils to support, push and prove to everyone that they can improve and to become fit, healthy and active.


All results will be personal achievements to help aid the confidence in every pupil. Having this program will ultimately enhance the physical and mental approach in every child.


The JD Fun Run is a regular exercise program, which will help children:


  • Feel less stressed
  • Feel better about themselves
  • Feel more ready to learn in school
  • Keep a healthy weight
  • Build and keep healthy bones, muscles and joints
  • Sleep better at night
  • Have a better outlook on life


Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better. They’re also better able to handle physical and emotional challenges — from running to catch a bus to studying for a test.

JD Coaching will charge the school a one-off fee of £5 per pupil in the school for the year.


With this fee your school will get all the accessories and documents including:

  • A1 size wall chart
  • Individual record sheets
  • JD Fun Signs to map out track
  • Half termly results tables
  • Prizes for personal achievements for every term
  • 50, 100, 150 miles achievement certificates
  • Hosting of JD Fun Run fundraising events with Young Leaders

To add excitement with exercise it is often a good idea to make it competitive.


Each class may have their own individual competitions from:

  • Most laps in a week/month/term
  • Biggest improvement
  • Fastest mile


As a school you may have these same competitions or it may be a collective competition where:

  • One person from each year performs a team to challenge other teams in the school.
  • Set out a collective challenge to travel to other destinations using each pupil’s distances together to reach a certain destination by a certain time.


E.g East Rudham Primary to Wembley Stadium = 121.7miles in one day.

The JD FUN RUN is great way of using a team of year 6 leaders to manage the initiative for the whole school. The selected leaders can be used to monitor groups, introducing fundraising events within the JD FUN RUN program and also to present awards.


This scheme has been proven to help motivate the year 6 children. By giving them roles and responsibilities it helps to prepare for the next stage of their academic life at High School


The Young Leaders team can be as small as two people or as large as the whole year. The more leaders involved the more ideas will be introduced for a great JD Fun Run program.

JD Coaching will always be happy to help out any fundraising schemes with the JD Fun Run.


The Young Leaders will always look to host fundraising ideas to help raise money for the school in a FUN, HEALTHY and ACTIVE way.


The Young Leaders can work with a JD Coach to introduce a day where a run can be used to raise funds or profile for a cause.


Previously schools have:

  • Ran as superheroes’ for Children in Need
  • Dressed as their dream occupation for a new Trim Trail
  • Ran with parents to help rise for special events.


All fundraisers for solely for the school and JD Coaching are there for the support of your great causes.

FUN RUN wall chart