On Saturday, 7 June the Humber Bridge parkrun will be launched at 9am at the Humber Bridge Country Park and will take place on a weekly basis thereafter.
The parkrun will be the second event to be established in the East Riding of Yorkshire and will aim to follow the success of the Sewerby parkrun which has seen over 1,300 runners taking part since its inception in November 2011.
parkrun is a free, weekly, 5km timed run which is open to all ages and abilities and is run by local volunteers. It can be used as a beginner’s way back into getting fit and healthy, all the way to an advanced athlete wanting to use the run as a training method.
The timing aspect of the event allows all involved to monitor improvement and challenge themselves every time they take part. Results and statistics are posted on the website shortly after the event which enables runners to monitor their success, progression and improvements.
Across the UK, there are now over 260 events taking place each week and the Humber Bridge Country Park will look to showcase its fantastic location by being the latest run to be accepted as an official parkrun UK event.
All local residents and regular park users should be aware that the Country Park will be busier than normal during 8.30-10am on a Saturday; however race volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions about the route.
The event is suitable for anyone wishing to run with their dog as long as it is kept on a short lead (NB: only one dog per runner is permitted).
For more information on how to sign up, please visit www.parkrun.org.uk/humberbridge (Note: Once signed up, runners can turn up at any parkrun event worldwide) alternatively please contact firstname.lastname@example.org