New parkrun on Course to Boost Children’s Health

New parkrun on Course to Boost Children’s Health

Youngsters are being inspired to placed on their trainers and take part a enjoyable new occasion to maintain them wholesome.

South Tyneside Council is now internet hosting a weekly junior parkrun at North Marine Park in South Shields for youngsters and younger folks aged 4 to 14 and their households. The inaugural occasion occurred yesterday with 61 runners and 31 volunteers.

South Tyneside Council Leader, Cllr Tracey Dixon is pictured with race director Sally Foreman and her daughter Abigail, alongside South Shields FC’s Geoff Thompson.

The free, enjoyable 2k occasion will probably be held each Sunday at 9am and can assist the Council obtain its ambition of holding folks nicely and wholesome all through their lives. The runs are perfect for all of the household – together with infants and toddlers in buggies – and are for folks of all skills.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Tracey Dixon, mentioned: “It is not any secret that working – and strolling – is sweet in your bodily and psychological well being however working outside can also be a improbable solution to join with nature.

“We’re excited and delighted to be internet hosting a brand new junior parkrun in our fantastically restored North Marine Park after many months of planning. It’s a primary for South Tyneside and is bound to be an enormous hit with native youngsters and younger folks.

“We know that parkruns are additionally social events and are a good way to fulfill different folks. I hope folks make the most of this occasion and have enjoyable whereas holding themselves wholesome and making new associates.”

South Shields Football Club is the principle sponsor, offering the funding required to arrange the occasion.

Chairman Geoff Thompson mentioned: “We are extraordinarily proud to assist the junior parkrun and look ahead to seeing it flourish.

“Along with our charitable basis, we’re dedicated to doing all the things we will to assist well being and well-being in South Tyneside. This initiative guarantees to drive elevated bodily exercise amongst younger folks in our space, which will probably be so very important to their long-term well being.

“We congratulate all these concerned within the junior parkrun and want the occasion each success for the longer term.”

parkruns are organised totally by volunteers. To discover out extra about volunteering at a parkrun, go to

North Marine junior parkrun Event Director, Sally Foreman-Baggaley mentioned: “We are extraordinarily lucky in South Tyneside to have such a tremendous neighborhood seeking to assist promote well being and health in youngsters.  I’m overwhelmed by the assist I’ve obtained in getting this occasion began, thanks to everybody concerned.  I look ahead to assembly the younger parkrunners, their grown-ups and any members of the neighborhood who want to volunteer.”

Anyone wishing to participate within the junior parkrun is inspired to register prematurely. To discover out extra and register, go to

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