The organisers of One Running Movement, which is positioned a ‘collaborative evolution for movement and change’, have announced that Yvonne Harrison and Tony Farrar will be joining the organisation’s board as directors.
The two new directors will be supporting One Running Movement in its mission to make a difference to current and future generations through movement, running and collaboration. Their appointment comes at a pivotal time for the movement as it continues in its drive to encourage children, families and individuals across the UK to become more active through inclusive challenges such as the Schools Half Marathon and One Running Movement events.
Yvonne Harrison is an award-winning executive with experience across the sport and physical activity sector. She currently works for the Class of 92, as Managing Director of Project 92, working across its education and sports portfolio. Prior to this, she led GreaterSport, a Greater Manchester Charity.
Tony Farrar has spent almost two decades assisting UK government departments in designing and implementing policy communication strategies. In addition to creating a public sector events subsidiary and founding a leading public policy communications business, he went on to co-found two new socially focused organisations, Why Sports and Govconnect.
Schools Half Marathon has 12 ‘Foundation Partners’ and ‘Powered by Partners’ who are working together to drive the movement forwards with founders Rebecca Richardson and Joe Williams. Foundation Partners include specialist running retailer Up & Running, sports and fitness technology brand Polar, ethical water brand One, global communications company Poly and global charity partner Save the Children.
One Running Movement Co-Founders Rebecca Richardson and Joe Williams said, “We are thrilled to welcome Yvonne Harrison and Tony Farrar to the board of Directors at One Running Movement. They each bring valuable industry experience and insight which will be key as we work together to get the nation more active and make a difference to current and future generations’ health and wellbeing through our various collaborations and activations.
“There is no doubting the positive impact of movement and regular physical activity on health and wellbeing and we are proud that thousands of young runners, families and individuals will experience this for themselves as they take on Schools Half Marathon and One Running Movement events over the upcoming year. We have many more exciting plans and further strong supportive announcements for the months ahead; and are very much looking forward to working with Tony and Yvonne to take One Running Movement forwards together.”