Parkrun events across the UK have confirmed they will return after the Government announced that England would proceed to Step 4 of the road map on July 19.
The running event, is a weekly occurrence which takes place each Saturday morning in parks across Britain.
In Lancashire and other parts of England, it will return this Saturday (July 24).
As part of this Framework, all participants and volunteers are required to self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending, and not to attend if at all symptomatic.
Local public health advice is that even those without symptoms should make use of free Lateral Flow Device tests where possible, to ensure people aren’t spreading the virus without realising.
Nick Pearson, CEO of parkrun Global, said: “The work of MSO has ensured our much-loved events can return and we invite everyone to take part – join your local parkrun, enter one of the nation’s iconic events and think about raising funds for the charity of your choice.
“We can’t wait to welcome back our parkrun family to 5k events in England on Saturday 24 July.”
Our friends at @coopuk wanted to say welcome back & a big congrats to all the parkruns returning in England this Saturday – we made it! 💙
— parkrun UK (@parkrunUK) July 20, 2021
Participants are encouraged to run 5K- but there is no pressure to complete these runs.
You also don’t have to be fit to complete the 5k runs as the range of participants is very broad.
Amongst the runners you might see people who are blind, wheelchair bound, morbidly obese, disabled, over 80 years old or pushing prams.
Best of all, it’s easy to find a Parkrun event near you as numerous Lancashire beauty spots are hosting the runs.
Here are some of the Parkrun 5K events taking place across Lancashire:
- Witton parkrun, Witton Country Park, Blackburn
- Hyndburn parkrun, Wilson Playing Fields, Clayton-le-Moors
- Burnley parkrun, Towneley Park, Burnley
- Pendle parkrun, Holt House Playing Fields, Colne
- Clitheroe Castle parkrun, Clitheroe Castle Gardens, Clitheroe
- Cuerden Valley parkrun, Cuerden Valley Park, Preston
- Preston parkrun, Avenham and Miller Parks, Preston
- Lytham Hall parkrun, Lytham
- Blackpool parkrun, Stanley Park, Blackpool
- Fleetwood Promenade parkrun, Outer Promenade, Fleetwood
- Lancaster parkrun, Williamson Park, Lancaster
- Morecambe Prom parkrun, Promenade, Morecambe
On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.
Here are some of the junior events being held in Lancashire:
- Burnley junior parkrun, Towneley Park, Burnley
- Padiham Greenway junior parkrun, Padiham Greenway, Burnley
- Clitheroe Castle junior parkrun, Clitheroe Castle Gardens, Clitheroe
- Avenham Park junior parkrun, Avenham and Miller Park, Preston
- Worden Park junior parkrun, Worden Park, Leyland
- Park View junior parkrun, Queen Elizabeth II Park View Playing Fields, Lytham Saint Annes
You can find more locations over on Parkrun’s interactive map.
If you want to take part in a Park Run event, you can register for one online.