Health and wellbeing

Funding level: £1,001 to £5,000

Description

parkrun is a free weekly timed 5km run open to everyone in the community from 4 and up. It's for people of any ability including the disabled and elderly. The money we are looking for would over the start-up fees for the event and it will be free from thereon. It is run by volunteers and can become a very big part of the local community. It offers the opportunity for young people to get volunteering experience and organisation. The health benefits are obvious and the benefits to the park with it being used regularly and populated with runners is immeasurable. People come to walk, jog and run, they can run with a dog and we welcome disabled and visually impaired runners.

parkrun

Location: Catford, London, United Kingdom

The runs are very inclusive and the parkrun community is very strong. It brings all kinds of people out to exercise and help others exercise and it can become a wonderful focal point for the community and park. I have introduced several people to parkrun in the past and seen them embrace running.
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