parkrun on its way to Omagh!

Published: 23rd September 2016

parkrun – a free weekly 5k timed walk, jog or run – will start in Omagh on Saturday 8 October 2016.

The popular international fitness initiative is being brought to the district with assistance from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

Launching details of Omagh parkrun, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said:

“parkrun has proved to be a hugely popular fitness initiative across the globe and the Council is pleased to help bring parkrun to Omagh so that people have the opportunity to improve their health and fitness at their own pace in a safe environment.

Although parkrun is not a race, participants’ times are recorded, helping them to track their progress around the 5k route each week and see their development.”

Omagh parkrun will take place every Saturday morning from 8 October 2016, starting at 9.30 am. The 5k route will begin at Omagh Leisure Complex running track and bring participants through McCauley Park.

To register to take part in parkrun please visit www.parkrun.org.uk/omagh. Once registered, participants will receive a barcode and number which are used to record personal times of completing the 5k circuit on Saturday mornings.

Omagh parkrun is organised and managed by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer with Omagh parkrun, for example as a marshal or event organiser, an information and training evening will take place on Monday 3 October 2016, 7 pm at Omagh Leisure Complex.  Everyone welcome.

For further information on Omagh parkrun or to find out more about becoming a volunteer please contact Billie-Jo Irwin, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777 or email billie-jo.irwin@fermanaghomagh.com.

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