The INEOS GO Run For Fun programme was established in 2013 by Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS with the support of The Great Run Company.
It takes fully managed 2km fun run events to thousands of primary school children each year, to inspire them to enjoy exercising with their friends.
To date, over 331,000 children have taken part in over 440 events near INEOS sites in 11 countries including Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, UK & USA, supported by over 10,000 volunteers, many of whom are INEOS employees. It is due to expand next into Brazil, Denmark, Spain & Sweden. In 2019, the first “Event in a Box” DIY school-run events were piloted in 17 schools across the UK, and got 6,000 children running.
The GO Run For Fun Global Buddying programme also offers schools to pair up internationally and complete educational, fun activities together.
Alongside the event series, the GO Run For Fun programme also offers primary schools an exciting pupil-led educational programme providing inspiring activities & resources to enhance children’s health & wellbeing. This currently runs across 15 counties in the UK, covering 8 areas of the curriculum, and in 2021, this is being developed into a broader activity series in partnership with The Daily Mile Foundation.
GO Run For Fun receives tremendous support from an impressive team of international sporting ambassadors at its events, including Colin Jackson CBE, Beth Tweddle MBE and Eilish McColgan.
Focusing on its educational materials while the Covid-19 pandemic interrupts its event tour, the GO Run For Fun team are excited to get back on the road and inspire even more children when schools return.