Tamworth Castle Park Run 2023

Tamworth Castle Park Run 2023


Posted 2023-04-06 by Tony Collinsfollow
A new parkrun is looking to get off the ground in the Staffordshire town of Tamworth in the shadow of its historic castle. Tamworth Borough Council is looking to set up a brand-new parkrun in Tamworth Castle Grounds this summer and is appealing for help from volunteers to turn those ambitions into reality by assisting in running the local event.

The popular national event has so far resulted in more than 45 million runners completing the five kilometre parkrun distance at nearly 800 locations throughout the country. The free 5k event in the Castle Grounds would take place every Saturday morning from 9am, following a route along the tarmac paths. It would be aimed at all ages and anyone who wants to become more physically active.

Tamworth Castle Grounds to host new parkrun

Anica Goodwin, Executive Director for Tamworth Borough Council, said: “Parkruns have become incredibly popular in recent years and Tamworth’s picturesque Castle Grounds lends itself perfectly to an event like this, with its beautiful setting, well laid out paths and central location. It will also help bring people together for a regular fitness activity, and encourage more people into the town centre, which is a big focus for us at the moment.

“Introducing a parkrun was something that came up during our Tamworth What’s Next consultation in 2020, but plans were delayed due to the pandemic and lack of volunteers. It’s a great idea which we are now hoping to take forward. However, it will be a big undertaking and we are looking to join up with local running groups and volunteers to get this off the ground.”

It is hoped to start the 5km runs in the summer

Local people who are interested in starting up the new 5k parkrun in the Castle Grounds
are invited to join the project, which is being developed by the council’s Sports Development Team. The volunteer roles available vary from the high-profile tasks at the event including marshalling, timing and result recording, as well all the behind-the-scenes roles too.

Anyone interested in supporting the new Tamworth parkrun does not have to be a runner to volunteer, they just need a passion to be part of something new and exciting. In order to get involved in the project, individuals are asked to get in touch by emailing [email protected].

For information on all running groups in Staffordshire and around the country, visit website: www.parkrun.org.uk


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