Runners of all abilities are invited to join parkrun - a national initiative now being delivered in Southend.
It takes place at 9am every Saturday at Gunners Park, off New Barge Pier Road, Shoeburyness starting on Saturday 13th October.
You can challenge yourself and review your weekly runs on the parkrun website or just enjoy a race on the weekly five kilometre run which is FREE to join.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Culture and Tourism, Councillor Derek Jarvis said: “This free scheme offers a great opportunity for members of the community, to meet up regularly to enjoy this beautiful park and keep fit
“We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all.
“After the run there will be the chance to socialise with fellow runners at Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Shoebury Common.
“All are welcome – from complete novices keen to start running, to seasoned athletes wanting to use this as a part of their training schedule.
“Meanwhile, every parkrun only happens because of the time and dedication of volunteers, and we would be very pleased to hear from anyone else who would like to volunteer too.”
Parkrun is supported by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Southend-on-Sea’s Legacy 2012.
‘It is essential to register before taking part in your first parkrun.
The good thing is that you only do this once and it is easy – just visit: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/southend/home , or contact: southendOffice@parkrun.com or https://www.facebook.com/Southendparkrun
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