Fleetwood parkrun turns one!

Fleetwood promenade parkrun celebrates its first anniversary on Saturday 3 August and everyone is invited to come along and enjoy a walk, jog or run along the beautiful coastline route.

To mark the anniversary of the free weekly event, the Fleetwood parkrun team is asking people to bring along food donations for Fleetwood food bank to help support a local cause.

Event director Sue Ashton comments, “It’s been an amazing first year for the parkrun. We have welcomed over 100 participants on many weeks and just a couple of weeks ago we had 220 people come along! We have people from all walks of life taking part – people with disabilities, families, runners with buggies, runners with dogs and many club runners.

“We have received so many positive comments about our team of volunteers and how friendly the event is – and of course about the stunning views. We’re really looking forward to celebrating on our anniversary. Fancy dress of any theme is optional and we are supporting our local food bank in Fleetwood. If you have any spare foodstuff to hand, the bank will happily receive donations of breakfast cereals, tinned meat products, tinned fruit, tinned fish, soup, rice pudding, jam, pasta sauces and coffee. Please no baked beans or dried pasta at the moment though. Also, they will gratefully receive household items such as washing up liquid, shampoo, shower gel and toilet rolls. Please bring your items on the day and we will sort it from there.”

Since Fleetwood parkrun started a whopping 1,784 runners have run a total of 23,830km. Local people and visitors from all over the country have taken part totalling over 95 days of running between them and 1,035 personal bests have been achieved.

For more details of the run and the route visit www.parkrun.org.uk/fleetwoodpromenade

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