Tomorrow’s Lough Key parkrun – the free, weekly, timed 5k event, coincides with International parkrun Day.
This is an occasion when every parkrun event worldwide celebrates the first parkrun which took place in Teddington, London on October 2nd 2004.
parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, and are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and parkrun encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; everyone is welcome. Lough Key parkrun takes place very Saturday at 9.30am in the Forest Park. If you wish to take part you must register online at www.parkrun.ie/register/ . You will receive a printed barcode which you must print off and take to each parkrun with you. Without a barcode you will not be included in the results emails.
People are also urged to become involved as volunteers. Every time you volunteer you earn points towards your volunteering t-shirt and without volunteers parkrun could not exist.
The Lough Key parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at 9.30am.
The 5k course consists of one lap starting near the Zipit course and the Park centre. After the start the runners cross the Fairy Bridge and then its onto Drumman’s Bridge and a lap of the island before crossing Drummans bridge again and heading to the right. The finish is near the centre and under the tree walk. Like all parkruns Lough Key attracted runners and walkers of every ability to take part and everyone was very welcome.