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Happy 15th Birthday to Park Run!

October 6, 2019 8:30 AM

Bedford Park Cafe buildingBedford Borough is fortunate to have great park run events, and this week marks a special occasion for Park Run in the UK as it celebrates its 15th birthday.

Bedford Park Run was the first Park Run to be established locally, in 2011, followed by Great Denham Park Run in 2018. They are also joined by The Bedford Junior Park Run, which takes place in Jubilee Park. The Park Runs see large numbers of all ages and abilities taking part every Saturday morning at 9am, thanks to the efforts of their many dedicated volunteers.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Bedford and Kempston Henry Vann said: "Park Run has been an absolute phenomenon in the way it has got people of all ages and abilities out and enjoying running. Bedford Park Run is run by a large number of brilliant volunteers who give up their time to enable people to come together on a Saturday morning in the beautiful surroundings of Bedford Park.'

"It has been great to see it go from strength to strength over recent years, with huge numbers of people out running and having fun."

You can find out more about Park Run, including details of the local events, on the Park Run website here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/