At 9am every Saturday, come rain or shine about 120 runners and joggers, many from Ruddington, enjoy a free, timed 5k run around our own Rushcliffe Country Park. It’s called parkrun, with the start and finish line by the lake and 2 laps of the park in-between.
It is nearly a year since the first parkrun at Rushcliffe and there will be a few celebrations on Saturday October 5th to mark the 1st birthday. Look out for more details on the news page of the website (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rushcliffe/news/ ), or follow on facebook (Rushcliffe parkrun) or Twitter (@rushcliffepr).
Rushcliffe parkrun is now one of over 200 events held each week all around the world, with over 40,000 participants every week. parkrun is open to everyone, free and safe, and easy to take part in. People of all abilities are encouraged to take part – from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians – from juniors to those with more experience – all are welcome.
If you are not one of the 1,500 runners and joggers who have already enjoyed parkrun at Rushcliffe since the first event last October, all you have to do to participate is go to www.parkrun.org.uk and follow the links to sign up. At the end of signing up you print off your bar code and bring it along any Saturday morning – and run/jog 5k!