In January 2017, the UK government outlined its latest plan to tackle childhood obesity. The initiative places importance on children getting active and having more time and quality facilities to participate in sport, with the money from the sugar drinks levy invested into children’s participation in sports. Sport plays a vital role in so many aspects of our formative years, not the least their chances of being fit and healthy.
Get Set’s Road to Rio Challenge is calling on schools to take up an inspirational challenge: get active and imaginative by travelling the full distance from London to Rio - 9,298km in total. Participants can use the Road to Rio app, website or other tools to track any kind of physical activity. This could be running, swimming, walking or cycling – it could even be the distance travelled during a game of dodgeball or the walk to and from school. This is part of Get Set’s commitment to a fitter, healthier, sportier Britain, getting involved with events such as Olympic Day.