Junior Parkrun at Hilly Fields - launches May 10th

Local blogger and runner Neil Gordon-Orr has written about the launch of a new regular Parkrun event just for kids. He says:

Parkrun has grown to be a massive phenomenon. In the UK alone there are now 320 free, timed 5k runs taking place every Saturday morning, with up to 68,000 taking part each weekend. Many children and young people take part, but there is a limit to children's participation in the 5k events.

This is where Junior parkrun comes in - over the last couple of years, parkrun has been developing a series of events specifically for children and young people aged 4 to 14. The runs are for 2k and have a higher concentration of volunteers, with every child visible at all times to at least two volunteers.

I volunteered this morning at a test run for the launch next week of Hilly Fields junior Parkrun. The idea was for a group of children to try out the course and for the marshals to test the systems. It all went fine which means that the first Hilly Fields junior Parkrun proper will take place next Sunday 10th May at 9:30 am, and every Sunday thereafter.

All welcome and no charge, though you should register as a one off before starting - full details here.


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