Partnerships & Endorsements

Kids Backs 4 The Future

Kids Backs 4 the Future

Kids Backs 4 the Future are committed to making a positive difference in reducing and preventing back pain in children. They deliver back care workshops to actively show school children how to take care of their backs.

Marathon are happy to work with KB4TF in helping young people to take a healthy approach towards back care.


The Backcare Charity

Marathon is a proud corporate partner of the BackCare Charity. We look forward to supporting this great charity that shares our dedication to the reduction and prevention of back pain by providing information and education to all people and organisations affected in this area. Our partnership contributes to funding scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain, and the unique products in the back care field.



HemiHelp is a membership organisation supporting children and young people with hemiplegia, and their families. They have identified our OmniPak’s ‘U’ shaped zipped opening as being incredibly easy for children with limited use of one hand to open and close easily and unaided. We are happy to support this very worthwhile charity and donate £3.00 to the charity for every sale of the OmniPak to HemiHelp members.


Marathon are proud to be the UK’s only manufacturer of backpacks which are endorsed for their ability to protect children’s backs.


Chiropractors’ Association of Australia

The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA), together with Spartan* and Macquarie University (NSW) joined forces to research and develop the ChiroPak. This durable, functional and comfortable backpack is proven to reduce the incidence and severity of neck and back pain associated with the carriage of heavy loads.

The ChiroPak is the only backpack endorsed by the CAA.

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Click here to view a statement from the CAA


Australian Physiotherapy Association

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), together with Spartan* and the University of South Australia, joined forces to research and develop the PhysioPak. This backpack is proven to minimise harmful postural response and significantly reduce associated back pain, neck pain and minor spinal injury.

The PhysioPak is the only backpack endorsed by the APA.

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Click here to view a statement from the APA

*Marathon’s sister company and leading supplier to Australian schools.