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MedalKids

MedalMad is the home to MedalKids. MedalKids is about helping families stay active together through virtual races and challenges. MedalKids offers the chance for younger challengers to be virtual runners, walkers, cyclists, swimmers and scooters.

MedalKids helps make being active fun. MedalKids can have their own app account and can track their challenges on the app. Upload evidence just like a MedalMad challenge and once the challenge is completed the child will receieve their medal through the post, addressed to them.

There is a mixture of challenges including medal only challenges, MedalKids challenge packs and, coming soon, the MedalKids subscritption package.

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Kids Virtual Running and Challenges

In the MedalMad challenges section you will find MedalKids options on some of the challenges, just look for the MedalKids purple icon. We have selected challenges that are suitable for children and offered a MedalKids option. You can select this using the dropdown on the challenge page.

You do need to have a MedalKids account. You can complete them in your own account. But if you wish the medal to arrive in their name they will need their own account.

MedalKids account also have their own points leaderboard in the MedalMad app.

If you are school or community group and would like to bulk order medals then please use the contact order form below. We often have medals in stock, even outside the month of the challenge. So if you wanted a bulk order sooner we can arrange for this, depending on availability.

MedalKids Challenge Packs

Upcoming Current Monthly Challenges

Our challenges are designed to help children stay active. How far they should run in one go is a difficult question, as every child is different and it depends on age, physical development, fitness levels, type of running and personal preference. Although many children have naturally high levels of aerobic fitness, they are limited in their capacity to generate energy for high-intensity activities.

A child's aerobic system is not fully developed so it's important that your child does not undertake intense levels of endurance running as they are at risk of injuries, abnormal growth, malnutrition and psychological burn out.

Below are our recommendations for the maximum distance a child should run.

Under 9: Maximum distance: 3km
Age 9-11: Maximum distance: 5km
Age 12-14: Maximum distance: 10km

So remember you can complete our challenges in parts by breaking down the bigger distances into several smaller distances.