World Athletics has celebrated Kids Athletics Day ©Getty Images

A redesigned Kids' Athletics programme has been launched to mark the inaugural Kids' Athletics Day.

World Athletics' programme was initially created in 2002, with the governing body saying the initiative is one of the biggest grassroots development programmes in the world of sport.

The programme seeks to cater for all children and young people aged between four and 14.

Resources are provided to coaches, teachers, volunteers and parents to involve young people in athletics-type activities.

"The programme has been implemented by more than 100 Member Federations and has reached an estimated cumulative audience of more than 13 million children and young people," World Athletics says.

"Developed by coaches, teachers and young people around the globe, Kids’ Athletics offers a uniquely fun, inspiring and quality experience for children aged between four and 14.

"Our Kids' Athletics values are respect, determination, friendship and pride.

"Children and young people are asked to reflect on these values throughout the programme."

Resources include fundamental movement cards, which feature games and activities, as well as athletics skills cards.

The latter seeks to introduce young people to athletics disciplines and aid their movement skills, which can then be applied to competitive athletics.

The inaugural Kid’s Athletics Day was held today, with fun runs and exhibition events held.

A World Athletics toolkit was also provided to member organisations staging events.