“Parkruns are 5 kilometre runs which happen in public parks around the UK and the world weekly. It is free of charge, easy and safe to take part. Parkrun is not a race and participants can run, walk or do a mix of both.
The organisers want to welcome everyone. Three parkruns in Shropshire are especially inviting people with learning disability to join in and get a taste for this sporting and social activity on these Saturdays this summer.
- Saturday 18th May 2019, 9 am Shrewsbury parkrun, The Quarry Park, Shrewsbury, SY1 1RN www.parkrun.org.uk/shrewsbury
- Saturday 22nd June 2019. 9 am Telford parkrun, Town Park, Hunkshay Road, Telford, TF4 3NZ www.parkrun.org.uk/telford
- Saturday 20th July 2019, 9 am Oswestry parkrun, Henley Wood, off Cabin Lane, Oswestry, SY11 https://www.parkrun.org.uk/henleywood/
Participants in parkrun can register and print out a barcode in advance via the website www.parkrun.org.uk if they want to find out the time they take to finish the run. Participants should bring along the barcode of the day.
To find out more about the special parkruns this Summer on this webpage, published by the charity Bethphage: www.bethphage.co.uk/parkrun. If you would like support to take part in one of these parkruns, please email [email protected] or call Bethphage on 01743 272880
To read the full article in our March/April 2019 newsletter about Inclusive parkruns in Shropshire, log in here to access Your Voice, our newsletter https://shropshiredisability.net/newsletter/