Our Journey

Timeline

2013
01 / 08 / 2013

GO Run For Fun was born

GO Run For Fun was born

The Summer of 2013 saw the pilot events popping up in Morpeth and Yorkshire. The campaign has snowballed from here!

11 / 09 / 2013

GO Run For Fun First Event

GO Run For Fun First Event

Launch event in Newham with Colin Jackson our ambassador of the campaign there to kick start Year One of events season!

20 / 10 / 2013

Dart’s First Appearance

Dart’s First Appearance

Dart first appeared at the Mini Great Birmingham weekend to greet the children!

2014
01 / 05 / 2014

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Event

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Event

The launch of GRFF Foundation was right in the heart of the Olympic Park where around 500 school children from the area came along for the fun run. Special guests and celebrities were also present to show their support for the next phase of the campaign. Lord Coe endorsed the campaign along with Brendan Foster and INEOS’ Jim Ratcliffe.

20 / 05 / 2014

20,000th runner milestone

20,000th runner milestone

Our GO Run For Fun event in Soar Valley College, Leicester saw Meghan Beasley there to congratulate the 20,000th runner since the campaign started!

17 / 07 / 2014

30,000th runner milestone

30,000th runner milestone

Eaton Park in Norwich saw our 30,000th runner over the line where Mark Lewis Francis joined us to celebrate with 2000 other children.

2015
09 / 03 / 2015

Astronaut and Athletes launch GO Run For Fun in Texas!

Astronaut and Athletes launch GO Run For Fun in Texas!

GO Run For Fun launches in Texas with 6 events across League City near Houston. With astronaut Mario Runco, USA Sprinter Wallace Spearmon and USA 1500m runner Bernard Lagat! A great week to hopefully encourage over 5000 children to get off the couch and keep running!

11 / 05 / 2015

Bonjour GO Run For Fun!

Bonjour GO Run For Fun!

GO Run For Fun lands in France for the first time with 3 events! Bonjour children!

12 / 06 / 2015

GO Run For Fun in Germany

GO Run For Fun in Germany

GO Run For Fun returns to Germany for an even bigger week of events. Joined by Cologne INEOS staff, the week was a great success with an event in Frankfurt to follow! 70,000 milestone was also completed in Pulheim with German pole vaulter Bjorn Otto!

15 / 07 / 2015

Dart is now a TV host!

Dart is now a TV host!

Dart TV is launched at the QEOP Event as a tool to educate children about nutrition, sport and exercise! A fun way to get kids swotted up on all the things they need to know to become a fellow GO Run For Fun Runner!