In­au­gu­ral Park Run lots of fun

More than 70 Hed­lan­ders took part in the town’s first Park Run at Civic Cen­tre Gar­dens last week­end. Here are young vol­un­teers Kait­lyn, 4, and Lilly But­terly, 7.

North West Telegraph - - Front Page - Tay­lar Amonini

More than 70 lo­cals gath­ered at Port Hed­land Civic Cen­tre for the Town’s first Park Run.

The free weekly event is a global ini­tia­tive, open to peo­ple of all ages and phys­i­cal abil­i­ties, where par­tic­i­pants take park in 5km timed runs.

Event director Jen Hes­keth said the group of Park Run vol­un­teers brought the Park Run to Hed­land to of­fer peo­ple a free op­tion to get fit­ter and health­ier in a friendly so­cial set­ting.

“It’s a race against your­self. You can walk it, you can run it, you can take your pram, your dog, it’s more of a so­cial ac­tiv­ity,” she said. “Un­like some­thing like a triathlon, it’s a race against your­self to bet­ter your­self.”

The run will be held ev­ery Satur­day at 7am at the Civic Cen­tre Gar­dens in Port Hed­land.

To reg­is­ter or to find out more, visit http://www.parkrun.com. au/porthed­land.

Picture: Tay­lar Amonini

Picture: Tay­lar Amonini

Hed­land's first Park Run vol­un­teers.

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