Junior parkrun on Sundays
This popular national initiative launched at Salt Hill Park in July, courtesy of the council’s Active Slough team and a group of committed local volunteers.
It provides free weekly 2km timed runs for children aged 4-14 at 9am every Sunday. Parents are welcome to run, jog or walk alongside their children but must not cross the finish line, to ensure only children’s finish times are officially recorded.
Councillor Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “It’s fantastic to see junior parkrun launch in Slough. It’s a great chance for families to get out together on a Sunday morning and they can always stay on afterwards to enjoy the other facilities available in Salt Hill Park, including our new activity centre.”
Ciaran Crean, co-event director of Slough’s junior parkrun, said: “It’s been great to see the enthusiasm from all our junior runners, most of whom are completely new to parkrun. From the very first week there has been a real community feel and friendly atmosphere, we want as many families as possible to come down and experience it! The weekly events can’t run without the support of volunteers and we’re always on the lookout for more. It’s very rewarding and only takes a couple of hours. Please contact us via email@example.com to register your interest.”
Free parking is available at Salt Hill Park. All junior parkrun finishers aged 4-14 are eligible to receive 20 per cent off activities at Salt Hill Activity Centre on presentation of their barcode on Sundays.
Before joining the group on Sunday mornings, runners need to register in advance on the Parkrun website.
This will provide them with a unique individual parkrun barcode, which must be presented at the end of the run in order for a time to be recorded against their name.
More information on the route and volunteering opportunities is available on the Parkrun website.