Parkrun is coming to Sligo with a start date of Saturday 31st January at 9.30am at Doorly Park. Parkrun is a worldwide 5K running/ jogging/ walking event, held in parkland areas on each Saturday morning and is free of charge. The event is open to everyone and involves people of all fitness levels, particularly those new to running. Originating in the UK this Saturday morning 5K event has spread across the world with tens of thousands of runners and walkers involved on a weekly basis.
Parkrun Ireland, the national co ordinating body aims to offer parkrun in every village, town or city that wants one and believes it is a great community occasion to get up on a Saturday and run in a 5K timed event without paying for the pleasure. Another important aspect of this parkrun community initiative is the need for participants to act as volunteer marshals occasionally in order to ensure the smooth and safe running of the event.
So, to start this exciting journey locally, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, the HSE and Sligo County Council is working closely with a parkrun Sligo voluntary committee to make parkrun Sligo a reality.
Participants must register online in advance of the first event to receive their barcode .
To go straight to the registration form Click here