- Two Jr. NBA Mile running waves for youngsters to take place as part of London Marathon Events’ Vitality Westminster Mile on Saturday 23 September
- Dedicated Jr. NBA Zone featuring NBA activations at the Vitality Wellness Festival in Green Park
- Free to enter for 11 to 14-year-olds
- Every participant will receive a branded Jr. NBA T-shirt and an NBA gift bag
London Marathon Events will be hosting two dedicated Jr. NBA Mile running waves in central London on Saturday 23 September as part of the Vitality Westminster Mile.
The free-to-enter events will be open to 11 to 14-year-olds and promoted to youth basketball players and schools in London through Basketball England. Every participant in the dedicated waves will get a free Jr. NBA T-shirt and an NBA gift bag at the Jr. NBA Zone that will be located at Green Park, which is part of the family-friendly, all-day Vitality Wellness Festival. The Larry O’Brien Trophy will also be on display offering fans the chance for a selfie with the NBA’s championship trophy.
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming the NBA and the capital’s young basketball players to the Vitality Westminster Mile on Saturday 23 September,” said Event Director of London Marathon Events Hugh Brasher. “Participants of all ages will have the chance to shoot hoops in Green Park, see the Larry O’Brien Trophy and run, jog or walk the most famous mile in the world, finishing right outside Buckingham Palace.”
The Jr. NBA Mile waves are open to youngsters involved in the Jr. NBA England Leagues and Basketball England programmes. Parents and tutors can register for tickets to the junior wave at no cost.
Find out more about Basketball England here.
To register for the Jr. NBA Wave at the Westminster Mile, click here.
Find out more about the Vitality Westminster Mile and other events on the day here.
The Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game – teamwork, respect, determination and community – at the grassroots level to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. Last season, the Jr. NBA collectively reached nearly 50,000 youngsters in 28 countries in Europe and the Middle East, with 35 leagues operating across the U.K., Scotland and Wales.