Crosby Parkrun cel­e­brates third birth­day

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VOL­UN­TEERS from Crosby parkrun cel­e­brated the event’s third birth­day.

Ini­tially launched by Sefton Coun­cil’s Ac­tive Sefton, the parkrun hosts free weekly 5k runs that are open to the en­tire com­mu­nity.

The event re­lies en­tirely on the sup­port of vol­un­teers and the Crosby parkrun has a team of vol­un­teers to thank for help­ing it to reach it’s third year.

Crosby parkrun is one of 578 in the coun­try and has held 156 events since its launch in 2015.

Events take place ev­ery Satur­day by Crosby Leisure Cen­tre at 9am.

Cllr Ian Mon­cur, Sefton Coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for health and well­be­ing, said: “Happy birth­day to Crosby parkrun and thank you to all of the vol­un­teers who make sure these events hap­pen each week.

“As we ap­proach the end of Sefton’s Year of the Vol­un­teer, it’s so im­por­tant for us to cel­e­brate groups that sup­port events like the parkrun that al­low Sefton res­i­dents to get in­volved in great ac­tiv­i­ties at no cost to them­selves.”

Jan Mullin, event di­rec­tor of Crosby parkrun, has given up her time to com­mit her­self ev­ery Satur­day since the event be­gan.

She added: “We have gone from strength to strength over the three years and this week we saw over 200 peo­ple take part.

“Crosby parkrun has a great in­clu­sive team of vol­un­teers from across the com­mu­nity in­clud­ing pen­sion­ers and young peo­ple who are still at school.

“There are many dif­fer­ent roles which need to be cov­ered each week and we would wel­come any­one who would like to get in­volved!

“We’re so happy we can of­fer this op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple: ev­ery week we ex­pe­ri­ence so much pos­i­tive feed­back and hear so many pos­i­tive sto­ries.

“We like to think we cre­ate an ap­proach­able com­mu­nity down here at Crosby parkrun where ev­ery­one feels wel­come.”

Sefton is also home to the Southport parkrun which takes place ev­ery Satur­day at 9am in Hes­keth Park.

If any­one would like to join the team of vol­un­teers at Crosby parkrun or Southport parkrun, please email cros­by­of­[email protected] com or south­portof­[email protected] parkrun.com

Any­body in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in a parkrun should reg­is­ter on­line at www.parkrun.org.uk/ reg­is­ter/

Crosby parkrun vol­un­teers at the an­niver­sary event

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