Birthday celebrations for Hawkwell junior parkrun

Hawkwell junior parkrun celebrated its second birthday on Sunday February 2 with cake, mud, onesies, and 94 junior runners!

The free event takes place at Clements Hall Recreation Ground every Sunday morning and 1,322 children aged 4-14 have participated since launching in February 2018.

On Sunday, families were encouraged to wear onesies, or fancy dress, and enjoy a fun event to celebrate two successful years. One kind-hearted volunteer made a fantastic cake that was enjoyed by over 100 visitors, and Clements Hall generously donated 100 free family swims as a gift to guest.

Lisa Swallow, event director, said: “Community events like ours don’t happen by chance. Over the past two years we have had the support of 249 volunteers who bring our event to life each week, plus we are very grateful to Clements Hall Leisure Centre who safely store our equipment and open up their café each Sunday to park runners and volunteers who process the results.”

She continued: “I cannot thank our volunteers, runners and their families enough for joining in with the fun. Hawkwell junior park run is proof that you don’t need money to stay active and have fun, you just need a little community spirit, a scattering of kindness, and an abundance of motivation, then you have an event that impacts hundreds of local people each and every week.”

To find out more about Hawkwell junior parkrun, visit www.parkrun.org.uk/hawkwell-juniors or visit Clements Hall Recreation Ground on Sunday mornings.

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Mick Ferris

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