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Fantastic Turnout At First 'Walk @parkrun'


On Saturday 24th September 2016, Waterworks parkrun, Belfast welcomed over 50 #ParkWalker's at the start line.

The initative to get more people out walking as part of this increasingly popular global event was organised by Walking In Your Community in association with parkrun Ireland's Manager Matt Shields.

The weather certainly didn't dampen spirits of the #ParkWalker's. A fanastic atmosphere was evident in the park from the offset, as both runners and volunteers cheered walkers passing by, putting many at ease with the 5km walk.

During the two laps of the park walkers enjoyed getting to know others from the local community, while some made sure to collect their points from the two 'Beat The Street' Beatboxes located along the route.

Non-competitive and lots of fun, this free walk is open to all, from families with buggies to those simply looking to get out for a walk and meet other local people.

It's not too late to get involved! 

It is ‘a walk in the park’ to register simply sign up online for your unique timing code, selecting #ParkWalk as your ‘club’ when registering.

'Walk@ parkrun' will run weekly in Waterworks Park, Belfast starting at 9:30am

It is hoped that this event will trigger other likeminded parkrun’s across the country to welcome individuals of all abilities and levels of fitness to the parks.

For more information, click here.