Telford Parkrun to remain FREE
20th April 2016
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Councillor Liz Clare, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Leisure Services and Culture, reassured the country’s park runners that there were no plans to charge for Parkrun.

The assurance came after a parish council elsewhere in the country voted to implement charges to their weekly Parkrun.
Councillor Clare said: “We felt it was important that all the people that use our beautiful park to take part in Parkrun weren’t worrying that charging for Parkrun was going to become the norm.
“Obviously I can’t speak for anywhere else but I can definitely say that we have no plans to charge people to take part in our Parkrun. We are proud of our event and delighted that so many take part and enjoy our park in this way.”
The 5km Telford Parkrun, which is organised and marshalled by volunteers, is hugely popular with around 350 runners attending each week Saturdays for the 9am start. A Junior run takes places weekly on Sundays. 
Telford Town Park was recently voted the best by the general public in the Fields In Trust Awards, which celebrates the contributions and achievement of partner parks.
Telford Town Park had already been shortlisted in the top three parks in the country via a Keep Britain tidy campaign after the Park achieved Green Flag status earlier in 2015
The park is owned by Telford & Wrekin Council; Telford Town Park Arena is protected by Fields In Trust as a Queen Elizabeth II Field and is the focal point for a variety of community and business events, as well as being available for hire.
Fields In Trust is the only UK wide charity which protects and improves outdoor space for people to enjoy. 
For more information on Telford's Parkrun click here to visit their website.
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