THF youngsters took part in a children's race at the Amman Marathon ©THF/Facebook

Youngsters from a Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) project at a refugee camp in Jordan have taken part in the children’s race at the Amman Marathon.

The children, who live in the Azraq camp in the Middle Eastern country, competed at the event in the capital which begun at the King Al Hussein Park.

Those aged between six and 14 were permitted to run in the race which was held alongside the full-distance marathon in Amman.

All of those who run received a medal afterwards.

The THF, established by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), aims to teach the sport and related educational programmes to refugees and displaced persons worldwide.

All of the youngsters received a medal for competing ©THF/Facebook
All of the youngsters received a medal for competing ©THF/Facebook

Pilot projects are underway in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Turkey and among earthquake victims in Nepal.

The WTF has outlined plans to build their own taekwondo academy at the Azraq camp.

Since April this year, one Korean coach and one local Jordanian coach are offering taekwondo education for some 60 children aged between 11 and 14 at the camp, which is largely home to Syrians fleeing the crisis in their country.

WTF President Choue officially announced his plan to establish the THF in his speech at the UN headquarters in New York on the 2015 UN International Day of Peace.