Southampton Common

19th July 2019

A great reason to get active.

Request a brochure now to find out how you can get all children excited about getting active

‘A great incentive for all children age 7+ to get active’

A 3km obstacle run.

Especially for schools.

Gung-Ho! provides a huge amount of motivation and increased confidence for participants. The achievement of completing our course is now open to all school children.   

We are inviting schools to take on the Gung-Ho! challenge as an exclusive event designed specifically for them. The course will still have all of the fun of our massive set of inflatable obstacles, with the distance set at 3k.

We know the important role schools play in giving children the foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. We are opening up Gung-Ho! just for schools so they can use our course as a massive motivating factor for all school children age 7 plus.

Request a brochure now to find out how you can get all children excited about getting active’

Coming to Southampton

Friday 19th July 2019

Gung-Ho! Active Schools Southampton 2019
Southampton Common, Southampton.

If you're interested in booking spaces for you school, use the contact form below to request an information pack and one of the team will be able to help you get your school booked in.

Spaces are limited, so get in touch soon to reserve your places!


  • Improve attendance to School fitness programs.
  • Teach children the link between hard work & achievement.
  • Improve participation in after school clubs & activities.
  • Schools-only event
  • Designed for all children age 7+
  • Suitable for all fitness levels
  • Children run the course with parents or teachers
  • Everyone gets a Gung-Ho! headband and certificate of completion
  • Raise money through sponsorship for your school

·Perfect for all fitness levels·

·Suitable for all ages·

·No pressure to be fast·

·Run as a class or school·

Included with each ticket

Adhesive Race Number

Wave Time Wrist Band

Gung-Ho! Completion Certificate

Gung-Ho! Headband

“Our pupils are very excited. We are using Gung-Ho! as an incentive to encourage participation in physical activity across the school. We have a number of pupils who don't take part in any clubs and this event has sparked their interest. It would be an event for both pupils and staff.”
St. Andrew's Academy, Paisley

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Gung-Ho! Active Schools helps your school

Learning & Leadership

Taking on Gung-Ho! as a physical activity will help each young person develop and apply a broad range of skills in different contexts — enhancing their creative, social and thinking skills. Completely accessible to all fitness levels & abilities, teams will be required to support each other over a challenging 3km course, whilst encouraging communication and leadership development in an exciting environment. They also begin to gain an understanding of the positive benefits of being physically active.

Exercise, Engagement, Enjoyment

Gung-Ho! is fun and engaging. It is a non-traditional/alternative activity that gets children and young people excited about being active. Gung-Ho! can be used as a reward at the end of a training programme, a target for all children to aim towards. Existing running or sporting clubs can get involved with their team at Gung-Ho! Pupils, parents and teachers can take on the course together.

Motivation & Reward

Every person that takes part in the Gung-Ho! Active Schools event will be awarded with an exclusive Gung-Ho! winners headband and completion certificate at the end of the race. Our finish line includes a foam party finish that makes for a great photo opportunity. In addition to your own photographs and selfies we will have a photographer on site and we can give each school access to these photographs and supply photo prints as required.

Coaching, Competition, Clubs

Gung-Ho! can build on the competition introduced in PE. The focus is on fun and the personal challenge involved in completing the course. The inclusive format of Gung-Ho! enable every child to complete the 3k course and achieve their own personal best.

Entry Fee

£15 per person We want as many people as possible to take part in the Gung-Ho! Schools Active event so while all of the fun remains we have reduced the entry fee so that it is less than half of the standard fee that the general public will pay for the regular Gung-Ho! event.

3km. Some HUGE inflatables.

Have you got what it takes?


From huge slides to enormous spiky balls, there's plenty of challenges to be found on the Gung-Ho! Active Schools course.

Every obstacle is designed for the maximum amount of fun, with no mud, paint or water to worry about.

Checkout some of the inflatables and see what challenges lay ahead!


The perfect fund raising event

Whether you want to raise money for your school or another worthy cause, Gung-Ho! Active Schools Aberdeen 2019 is a perfect opportunity to get sponsored & raise funds!



Southampton Common
The Avenue
SO15 7NN


19th July 2019

10am - 2pm

Wave Times:

First Wave: 10:00
Final Wave: 12:45
Frequency: 15 Minutes

You'll be allocated a wave time when booking according to free spaces available.

Arrival Process

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your wave time. This will allow you to park, organise your children and drop any bags in the bag-drop facility before heading to the warm up area.

Class / School Entry

Run as a school or as individual classes - just let us know when booking places.

Each wave can accommodate up to 250 runners, although your group will be released alone and with space between groups.

Multiple groups will be running the course at the same time - we may be able to provide coloured bibs to help you track your children!


Parking is not available on site although coach drop-offs are available at the entrance.

Wave Times

Gung-Ho! Active Schools starters are released in waves of up to 250 runners.

The first wave will be released at 1000, with subsequent waves starting at 15 minute intervals.

You will be offered a wave times according to availability when booking. Your class or school will be released separately to other classes / schools but other runners will be using the course at the same time.

FREE Spectators

Spectators are welcome at every Gung-Ho! Active Schools event and entry is FREE. Viewing points will depend on the venue layout, with viewing possible at various points around the course.

We encourage you to bring friends and family with you to support you on the day.

Bag Drop

Valuables can be left at a manned bag drop facility.

Course Information

Each course is designed to best suit the event location.

There are no paint, water or mud obstacles at a Gung-Ho! event, but some mud should be anticipated in bad weather.

We can not guarantee that every obstacle will appear at every event. The obstacles and their positioning are dependent on the specific venue.

Rest assured we will do our best to set up every route to provide the most Gung-Ho! fun.

What To Wear

Your usual PE clothing will be suitable for a Gung-Ho! event. Fancy dress is also welcome but anything sharp or pointy will not be suitable.

Comfortable footwear is a must. We recommmend wearing trainers that you have worn-in over a period of time before the event.

If the weather on the day is wet then we recommend bringing a change of clothing and footwear as the ground can get muddy!


If you have any further questions check out the FAQs page.