The first ever Marple parkrun will be held on Saturday 26 May at 9am in Brabyns Park and then every Saturday thereafter.
parkrun is a a free, timed, 5k run and ANYONE can join in. It is open to all in the community and parkruns get people of all ages and abilities. It is part of a world-wide phenemenon which has grown from 1 park in London in 2004 to over 120 worldwide, including over 100 in the UK alone.
Runners need to register at www.parkrun.com
, print off their barcode and turn up. When they cross the finishing line, they get their barcode scanned and their time is recorded and emailed/texted to them within a few hours.
Runners are rewarded with Adidas T-Shirts at 10 (juniors only), 50, 100 and 250 runs.
It is run by volunteers and we ask that each runner volunteers three times a year. Volunteering roles include marshalling, timing and scanning barcodes. Volunteering really engenders the community spirit.
It must also be said that Marple parkrun would not be happening without initial funding from Stockport NHS.
This is the third parkrun in the Stockport area, with Bramhall Park and Woodbank Park already well established.
Marple parkrun has a facebook page with more information, including the route through Brabyns Park here:http://www.facebook.com/marpleparkrun
Marple parkrun.Posted on behalf of Marple parkrun