PUPILS and parents are set to run seven marathons in one festive day to raise cash for their primary school.

Gayton Primary School will host the challenge on Tuesday, December 17 which will see youngsters take part in the fundraising challenge by running anything from one mile to run up a combined total of 183.4 miles.

Parents will be able to join in to top up the total at the end of the school day with children already looking forward to cheering on the adults.

It is hoped that the fundraising challenge will raise £5,000.

Headteacher at Gayton Primary School Jennie McAleny, said: “We’re all so excited to get started on our festive ‘7 Marathon Challenge.’

"The children are particularly keen to persuade teachers and parents to get their trainers on and join in, to top up the miles.

"Our PTA works hard to come up with creative and fun-filled ideas and the funds raised will be used to buy additional equipment and resources, so will directly benefit the children.”

For more information or to donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/Gayton-PTA