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Get Kids Going! Has Fantastic London Marathon
(11/05/2015)

Our hero, David, came a magnificent second
after his gloves disintegrated!
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Wheelchair Team To Compete At The Virgin Money London Marathon!
(05/05/2015)

Get Kids Going! has a fantastic team of wheelchair athletes competing in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon with race day being on Sunday 26th April.
The team are hoping to win both the Senior Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Marathon and hopefully most of the Junior Wheelchair races too!
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James-Tobias Norrington completed his Great South Run Mini Event
(27/11/2013)

James-Tobias Norrington completed his Great South Run Mini Event. 1.5km on Saturday 26 October in 7 minutes 42 seconds! His personal best at the age of 8 years and he is so happy and proud of himself. He had an amazing weekend and spent the afternoon relaxing in the pool and spa at the hotel and back to support all the other runners who were taking part in the Great South Run on Sunday 27th, Meeting and greeting and handing out mars bars and cups of tea once they finished. James-Tobias has been raising money for Get Kids Going since the tender age of 2 and has to date taken part in 11 running events in the UK and twice in New York City.  read more >>>


Louise Hunt - Upcoming Challenges
(21/10/2013)

At the age of 5 Louise began participating in many sports, swimming, basketball, fencing and then discovered she had keen interests in Wheelchair Tennis and Wheelchair Racing. Louise soon discovered that wheelchair tennis was where her passions really lie, and competed in her fist Paralympic games last year in London.  read more >>>


BERLIN MARATHON 2014 – RACE DAY FOR CHAMPIONS
(18/10/2013)

Hugo Thorman of London ran the Berlin Marathon last Saturday 28th September in aid of Get Kids Going!  read more >>>


TIM FARR, BRITISH DISABLED SKI TEAM
(18/10/2013)

Tim Farr is a representative of the British Disabled Ski Team and has been since 2005.  read more >>>


Row for Kids
(30/09/2013)

On the morning of Sunday, 15th September members of Reading Blue Coat School were up bright and early ready to embark on a 35 mile charity row in aid of Get Kids Going! and the Blue Coat Boat Club.  read more >>>


PATRICK BRUSNAHAN’S WALK OF FAITH FOR GET KIDS GOING!
(04/09/2013)

Patrick has just returned to Britain from his 500 miles and 26 days long journey from the border of France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.  read more >>>


STEVE BARRATT - GET KIDS GOING! ETAPE DU TOUR RIDER FINISHES WITH FLYING COLOURS!
(04/09/2013)

Steve participated this year’s Etape du Tour, a stage of the Tour de France specially set up for amature riders, in aid of Get Kids Going!   read more >>>


GRACIOUS GRACIE FUNDRAISES FOR GET KIDS GOING!
(04/09/2013)

Gracie, 6 years old little girl from Newport, Shropshire is fundraising for Get Kids Going! by visiting all 110 golden post boxes in the UK.  read more >>>


James-Tobias Norrington - warmed up the Olympic track
(03/01/2013)

James-Tobias Norrington - warmed up the Olympic track and ran 100m for GKG charity on Sunday 1st April 2012. He was one of 7 chosen to take part and ran against 6 adults in a 100m race in the Olympic Stadium.  read more >>>


David Weir celebrating his 500m Gold Medal win with Jane Emmerson at the London 2012 Paralympic Games
(31/12/2012)

David Weir celebrating his 500m Gold Medal win with Jane Emmerson at the London 2012 Paralympic Games  read more >>>


Gets Kids Going! President The Lord Coe KBE OBE, receiving the "The Lifetime Achievement Award" at the BBC sports personality of the year awards.
(31/12/2012)

Gets Kids Going! President The Lord Coe KBE OBE, receiving the "The Lifetime Achievement Award" at the BBC sports personality of the year awards.  read more >>>


David Weir, Nominated for BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards 2012
(31/12/2012)

David Weir, Nominated for BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards 2012  read more >>>


Jacki, a great friend and supporter of Get Kids Going!, carrying the Olympic Torch - London 2012
(31/12/2012)

Jacki, a great friend and supporter of Get Kids Going!, carrying the Olympic Torch - London 2012  read more >>>


Alex and Niki Win Sail for Gold
(15/10/2012)

Niki and Alex retain their World Cup title for the 3rd year running.

The Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta is held over 5 days and aside from the Miami OCR, is the only World Cup event that Alex and Nikki haven't won.  read more >>>



Olympic Torch
(14/08/2012)

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We Did It!
(14/08/2012)

Congratulations to everyone who took part, hopefully there aren’t too many aching muscles this morning and everyone has recovered from running in the torrential downpour!  read more >>>


I went to the Israel open and WON IT!
(10/07/2012)

Two weeks before qualifying finished I was sitting just outside the qualifying bracket at 24 in the world, but then I went to the Israel open and WON IT!   read more >>>


GET KIDS GOING! GO GOLDEN IN LONDON
(23/04/2012)

The Get Kids Going! team enjoyed a clean-sweep at the 2012 Virgin London Marathon as David Weir, Shelly Woods and Sheikh Sheikh all raced to victory on Sunday 22nd April.   read more >>>


Blade Runner
(17/01/2012)

Don't call me disabled,
I'm as tall as any man,
Just let me compete,
I am who i am.  read more >>>



GREAT BRITAIN TAKE SILVER IN WHEELCHAIR RUGBY EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS!
(02/12/2011)

The Great Britain Wheelchair Rubgy achieved great success by claiming a silver medal at the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) European Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland on Sunday 9th October.   read more >>>


SHELLY SECOND IN NEW YORK!
(02/12/2011)


Shelly Woods, Get Kids Going! wheelchair athlete, surprised the charity by deciding at the last minute to take part in the New York City Marathon Wheelchair Race on Sunday November 6th. Bride-to-be Shelly came second in the Women’s Wheelchair race at the ING New York City Marathon after unexpectedly racing just three weeks prior to her wedding!   read more >>>



GET KIDS GOING! RUNNERS RULE THE ROYAL PARKS FOUNDATION HALF MARATHON
(04/11/2011)

Motahar Hossain was one of the fabulous Get Kids Going! runners who took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 9th October 2011.  read more >>>


GET KIDS GOING! TEAM BRILLIANT IN BERLIN
(29/09/2011)

Craig Fenemore was just one of many Get Kids Going! runners who took part in this year’s BMW Berlin Marathon on 25th September 2011.   read more >>>


SUPER SHELLY STORMS TO VICTORY IN BUPA GREAT NORTH RUN!
(06/10/2011)

Shelly Woods retained her wheelchair title and won the Bupa Great North Run title for a fourth time in a time of 50:14   read more >>>


JOSH PARTNERS PM!
(12/09/2011)

Get Kids Going! was represented at International Paralympic day on the 8th September in Trafalgar Square as Josh Steels partnered David Cameron in an exhibition tennis match. The pair played a match against London mayor Boris Johnson and his partner as the day helped to promote next year’s Paralympic Games which run from 29th August to 9th September 2012.
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SHEIKH STARRING FOR GET KIDS GOING!
(10/09/2011)

Sheikh Muhadin Sheikh is one of Get Kids Going!’s most talented young wheelchair-racers.  read more >>>


MICKEY SMASHES WHEELCHAIR-RACING WORLD RECORD
(01/09/2011)

Mickey Bushell has been wheelchair racing since aged ten when he first tried the sport and was hooked by “the thrill of going fast!”  read more >>>


LUCY PINDER RACES THE MODBALL RALLY FOR GET KIDS GOING!
(11/06/2011)

Model Lucy Pinder joined Get Kids Going! on the start-line of the ‘2011 Modball Rally’ to begin her rally around Europe in aid of the charity.

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DANIELLE HITS THE BULLS-EYE!
(11/08/2011)

Disabled archer Danielle Brown achieved massive success during the recent Paralympic World Championships in Torino and, on Tuesday 9th August 2011, was also been named the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athlete of the Month.
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SHELLY AND HANNAH STAR AT LONDON GRAND PRIX
(07/08/2011)

Get Kids Going! stars Hannah Cockroft and Shelly Woods starred during the Disability Athletics London Grand Prix in Crystal Palace on the 5th & 6th of August 2011.

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BIG YELLOW FELLOWS GET ON THEIR BIKES FOR GET KIDS GOING!
(06/10/2011)

Luke McLaughlin, Paul Holmes and Mike Fitzgerald, who all work for the self-storage provider ‘Big Yellow’, are cycling nearly 200 miles over two days for Get Kids Going!, as they undertake the first part of their ‘Gold Challenge’ for the charity.
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H&T PAWNBROKERS RAISE FUNDS FOR GET KIDS GOING!
(20/07/2011)

Having joined forces at the beginning of the year, H&T Pawnbrokers has been orchestrating a series of company-wide fundraising days to support Get Kids Going!
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DEREK MAKING GOOD PROGRESS IN EPIC WALK
(25/08/2011)

Get Kids Going! was delighted to catch up with Derek on Monday 22nd August to talk to him about his progress through a charity walk from Leeds to Plymouth and back again (a distance of over 700 miles).  read more >>>


ALEX AND NIKI CROWNED SAILING WORLD CHAMPS!
(12/07/2011)

Get Kids Going! disabled sailors Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell were crowned SKUD World champions for the third consecutive year in the IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships in Weymouth last week  read more >>>


LOUISE SERVES UP TRIPLE TENNIS TITLE!
(12/07/2011)

Get Kids Going! was delighted to talk with wheelchair-tennis star Louise Hunt after a series of impressive performances in the last month.   read more >>>


JOSH GAINS ACE EXPERIENCE AT CROATIAN TENNIS OPEN
(12/07/2011)

Get Kids Going! wheelchair-tennis star Josh Steels recently returned home from Croatia where he put up an excellent fight against the third seed, and world number 48, in the first round of the International Federation event in Zagreb on 23rd June.  read more >>>


DEREK BROWN WALKS OVER 700 MILES FOR GET KIDS GOING!
(14/06/2011)

Get Kids Going! is delighted to announce that Derek Brown has selected Get Kids Going! as one of the official charities for his mammoth charity walk that will begin on 16th August 2011.  read more >>>


VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON 2011
(07/06/2011)


The Get Kids Going! team enjoyed unprecedented success at the 2011 Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 17th April. Vice President David Weir claimed a historic fifth title in the Men’s Wheelchair Race with a record time of 1hr 30mins 5secs. David’s victory on Sunday, which The Daily Telegraph described as ‘tactical perfection”, makes him the most successful male wheelchair athlete in the race’s history.   read more >>>



Silver Medal success for Scottish Wheelchair Curling Team at the World Championships!
(07/03/2011)

Get Kids Going! is delighted to learn that the Scottish Wheelchair Curling Team won Silver Medals today in Prague at the IPC World Championships. Skip, Aileen Neilson, who is a wonderful supporter of Get Kids Going! led the Team of Angie Malone, Tom Killin, Michael McKenzie and Gregor Ewan, to victory over Norway to reach the Final only to lose to Canada and so getting a Silver Medal at the World Championshiops.  read more >>>


Kelly Gallagher
(20/01/2011)



Kelly Gallagher with Guide Charlotte Evans, supported by Get Kids Going! Wins first ever Silver Medal for Great Britain in the Visually Impaired Skiing World championships  read more >>>



British Asian Sports Award
(10/03/2011)

Mandip Sehmi scooped the Outstanding Achievement Award at the British Asian Sports Annual Award Dinner at the Grosvenor Hotel at the weekend. A link to the evening is below and more will appear on our website. Mandip is fast becoming one of the recognisable paralympians for 2012.  read more >>>


Weir adds to GB gold medal haul
(28/01/2011)

Wheelchair racer Dave Weir wins his third gold medal of the Paralympic World Championships with success in the 5000m.  read more >>>


James Double Run!
(14/01/2011)

We can not thank James Lock enough for all his wonderful effort in running the 2010 Virgin London Marathon in April and the ING New York City Marathon in November for Get Kids Going!.  read more >>>


James-Tobias age 5 runs again
(09/11/2010)

I am hoping you will find the following of great interest and hope you will consider using this great story for your paper. We are very proud parents and believe this story to be an incentive to help other parents encourage their children to stay active.  read more >>>


Heartache for David Weir
(11/06/2010)

Vice President of Get Kids Going! and four times winner of the Men’s wheelchair race at the London Marathon, David Weir suffered two punctures, ending his hopes of winning the 2010 Virgin London Marathon.  read more >>>


John Britton--Sheep Farming New York Marathon participant
(15/12/2009)

John Ran the New York Marathon this year for Get Kids Going! It was his first time to New York City and had the time of his life!  read more >>>


Barbara Butler--London Marathon participant
(09/12/2009)

Barbara is competing in next years London Marathon.  read more >>>


Louise Hunt-Tennis Champ
(07/12/2009)

Louise Hunt recieved the first Wheelchair Get Kids Going! ever gave out! Now, a decade later, She is working her way to the Paralympics  read more >>>


David Weir- The Wheelchair Racing Champion!
(30/11/2009)

David Weir is one of the most Famous wheelchair racers in the world. He is the Vice President of Get Kids Going! and a multi-Paralympic medal winner.   read more >>>


Get Kids Going! Runner Ayn Chatoo
(27/11/2009)

Ayn Chatoo is a multi marathon completer, and has run with Get Kids Going! from the beginning.   read more >>>


Shelly Woods-The Rising star of Wheelchair Racing!
(27/11/2009)

Shelly Woods is on the most famous rising stars in the Wheelchair racing world. She proved herself again in the 2009 ING New York marathon by coming in an impressive second place.  read more >>>


Anna Turney, Paralympic hopeful!
(24/11/2009)

Anna Turney is a British Paralympic hopeful for the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver. Get Kids Going! funded her training trip to New Zealand this summer.   read more >>>


Mickey Bushell's Bio
(17/11/2009)

Mickey Bushell is one of wheelchair racings up and coming stars. Read About his accomplishments so far.   read more >>>


Anna Turney's Progress!
(12/11/2009)

Hear about Anna Turney's skiing progress in the past few months  read more >>>


Another success for Shelly Woods at the ING New York Marathon!
(02/11/2009)

Despite the wind and rain, Shelly Woods had an impressive race on Sunday, November 1st. She was just beaten out by Paralympic Champion Edith Hunkeler.  read more >>>


Interview with new Get Kids Going! Skydiver and runner! Debbie Casey
(22/10/2009)

Debbie Casey is super motivated to complete her first full London marathon next year. She is even decided that she is going to sky dive for the Get Kids Going! charity!  read more >>>


Our Interview with longtime Get Kids Going! team member Antony Kane
(21/10/2009)

Antony Kane has been running marathons for Get Kids Going! for 12 years! (almost since the foundation of the charity). He discusses his training, and his tips on running. He is running in the BUPA Great South Run on October 26th 2009.  read more >>>


Interview with Bank of America Chicago Marathon finisher Steve Clark
(21/10/2009)

Steve Clark competed on Sunday, October 11th in the Chicago marathon for Get Kids Going! He and his friends flew across the atlantic to compete on the behalf of diabled children.  read more >>>


Our interview with the "Saucy" Captain Beany!
(19/10/2009)

Get Kids Going! interviewed the "Saucy" super hero Captain Beany who has to date raised over £100,000 for charity! His wacky outfit and witty persona has helped bring lots of media attention to the Get Kids Going! cause  read more >>>


Interview with disabled athlete Mark Davidson
(15/10/2009)

Disabled athlete Mark Davidson has competed in numerous running events over the past 15 years. He gives the Get Kids Going! peek into his training and into what it is like at the Paralympics  read more >>>


A successful Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon!
(13/10/2009)

The Get Kids Going Team hopes to have raised over £40,000 last sunday morning at the Royal Parks Half Marathon. The most amount for this race ever!  read more >>>


Victories and photos from The Great South Run
(24/10/2005)

On another gloriously sunny day, over 120 runners took part in the Great South Run in October for Get Kids Going! Below are just a few pictures from the day. If you would like to send us more please email pr@getkidsgoing.com and we will be happy to put them on our site.  read more >>>


Photos from The Great North Run
(13/10/2005)

Over 700 runners took part in the 25th Great North Run in September for Get Kids Going! Below are just a few pictures from the day. If you would like to send us more please email pr@getkidsgoing.com and we will be happy to put them on our site.  read more >>>


Shelly & David set new course records at the Great North Run
(19/09/2005)

Get Kids Going's top wheelchair athletes, David Weir and Shelly Woods set new British and course records to win the Great North Run wheelchair races on the 18th September.   read more >>>


Our wheelchair athletes on Blue Peter
(14/09/2005)

Last week a number of our wheelchair athletes took part in the gruelling Tunnel 2K race. A few days later and in advance of the Great North Run, the BBC's Blue Peter wanted to re-create the atmosphere and got seven top wheelchair athletes to take part in a mini race at the BBCTV Centre in Wood Lane. Five of our athletes were amongst them.  read more >>>


Get Kids Going! at the World's Largest Triathlon
(8/08/2005)

We had over 80 athletes take place in the world's largest Triathlon - The Michelob Ultra London Triathlon. We were one of the four official Gold charities for this great event.  read more >>>


More Golds for David Weir
(14/08/2005)

News came in of David Weir's fantastic achievements in the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki.
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L’Etape du Tour Team
(14/07/2005)

Our super fit team of cyclists completed a gruelling stretch of the Tour de France route to raise money for Get Kids Going!   read more >>>


Amazing photos from our brave Parachute jumpers
(19/09/2005)

In the last year, hundreds of people have braved the elements and realised their dreams of freefalling from an aircraft at 10,000 feet at speeds at over 120 mph to raise money for Get Kids Going!  read more >>>


More records broken at World Junior Championships
(3/8/2005)

The first IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation) World Junior Championships was held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on 6th & 7th July 2005. Once again Get Kids Going! wheelchair athletes who formed a major part of the Great British (GB) squad, gave outstanding performances.  read more >>>


Louise Hunt increases her world ranking in wheelchair tennis
(1/1/2005)

We’re delighted to announce that thirteen year old Louise Hunt has now achieved a new world ranking of 75 in main draw for women.  read more >>>