Junior Park Run
Local Youngsters Invited to take part in First Official
*9am - 8th January
2017 – Jubilee Park Bedford*
Bedford Borough Council’s Sports
Development Team would like to invite young people aged 4-14 years
old to take part in the first official Junior Parkrun at Jubilee
In May 2016 the Just Turn Up team from the
council’s Sports Development Unit organised a junior 2K run in
Jubilee Park, Bedford.
The event has now been running for over thirty
weeks and has attracted over 150 young runners as well as a team of
18 local community volunteers.
However, this New Year the event is set to
grow even further. Parkrun who already host
an adult 5k run in Bedford and over 400 events
nationwide, are now officially supporting this new junior
In addition, funding secured from lottery
funded initiatives Big Local, Sportivate and Community Sport
Activation Fund has allowed event organisers to purchased new
equipment to support the free weekly event for young people between
4 and 14 years of age.
Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture
Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland said ‘We hope that the new equipment
and support from community sporting champions Parkrun will
encourage even more young people from the local area and further
afield will come along and take part in this fantastic free
The first official Junior Parkrun will take
place at 9am on 8th January 2017 at Jubilee Park
Bedford, with the starting line located near the skate park. The
event is free to all but participants are asked to register before
they arrive on line at www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
and bring their bar codes with them.
Please be aware the while it is not mandatory
for a parent or guardian to participate in run, children under the
age of 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who
must remain in attendance for the duration of the
After the run refreshments will be available for the runners and
spectators to purchase from the nearby Jubilation Centre.
For further information please visit www.parkrun.org.uk/bedford-juniors