Waterworks Park to Host First ‘Walk @ parkrun’ in Northern Ireland

20th September 2016

Walking in Your Community in association with parkrun UK are pleased to announce the launch of ‘Walk @ parkrun’. The free, 5km walk in the park is set to run weekly in association with parkrun at the Waterworks Park Belfast from Saturday 24 September 2016 at 9:30am.

Non-competitive and lots of fun, this walk is suitable for walkers at all levels, from mums and dads with prams to those looking to take a step in the right direction to improve their fitness. With tea/coffee and plenty of chat at the finish line this is a great opportunity to get out into the local community and meet others.

This event has been developed by Walking in Your Community a programme funded through SportNI Active Clubs to support local community groups, youth clubs, health centres and organisations to get out and enjoy their local green spaces, meet local people and most importantly have fun.

Regular walking and other physical activity incorporated into your daily routine can bring huge benefits to physical and mental well-being. Walking in green spaces in particular has been shown to reduce instances of depression and high blood pressure.

It’s ‘a walk in the park’ to register simply sign up online for your unique timing code, selecting #ParkWalk as your ‘club’ when registering (www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form)

For any other information please contact: Jayne Woodrow at Outdoor Recreation NI

Email: jayne@out-scape.com

Phone: 028 9030 3930