Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in parkland surroundings and encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; everyone is welcome!
Locally there are runs in UL, Newcastle West & Killaloe, at 0930 each Saturday morning. A new event will start shortly in Mungret.
Many enthusiasts will travel further a field and do runs when they are away for the weekend – Kilrush, Ennis & Listowel for example all host runs too.
It’s a fantastic community led initiative – check out http://www.parkrun.ie to see more.