Parkrun organise weekly 5km timed runs that are safe and easy to take part in free of charge.
These weekly events are expected to start by the end of summer and will take place at 9am every Saturday on Millom School field, Salthouse Road, Millom, Cumbria.
Taking up running can seem scary but doing so can help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, help protect against bone diseases, boost your mood and keep your weight under control.
Everyone is encouraged to take part from beginners to athletes! It is an opportunity for the community to engage with physical activity in a supportive environment. It’s more than just a 5km run, it’s about bringing people together to achieve sustainable and healthy lifestyle changes.
Don’t want to run- why not help others by volunteering? Register to run or volunteer at www.parkrun.org.uk – Millom has not been added to the list of local runs yet but you only need to register once so you can register under Barrow and then pop along to the Millom runs when they start.
Watch this space for the date of Millom’s first parkrun.