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Junior parkrun is a free weekly and timed 2 km run, walk or jog for children from 4 to 14 years of age. Events are held every Sunday at 9 am in a park near you.
The course is at the state of the art Foyle Arena there is plenty of open space with walking paths. The junior parkrun course is 2000m (2Km) long around the park.
It has been accurately measured by the volunteers with a professional measuring wheel. This course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. If it has rained some sections of the course may become muddy, and have puddles. Plenty of marshals will be located along the course.
Parking is in Foyle Arena Car park.
The start location:
The course starts at the Foyle Arena then into St Columb’s Park and finishing back at Foyle Arena using the Greenway. Meet there before 9 AM. Runners then start at 9 AM.
The course is marshalled so that juniors are in sight of a marshal at all times.
After the run, you can get a drink with us at Café Hi in the arena.
Toilets are available inside the arena.
Junior parkrun aims to get kids out and into a habit of keeping fit. Each event is organised entirely by local volunteers. They set up the routes, marshal events, clear up and log the results of the day’s event.
The steps to start at Junior parkrun are:
1. Register your child on the parkrun website.
2. Print off a barcode sheet and cut one out to take with you to your local event.
3. Turn up at your local Junior parkrun before the start at 9 AM for the pre-event brief and warm-up. There is no need to register at the event.
4. At 9 am – Start running, walking or jogging the junior parkrun marshalled route when you hear the start signal.
5. When you pass the finish line take a barcode token ( a small card with the parkrun logo and a barcode on it)
6. Find the volunteers that are scanning the barcodes. Hand over the parkrun token you were given and show them your barcode you printed off (this links your name and time together, you keep this barcode)
7. Wait for the email a couple of hours later that tells you your time and position in the Junior parkrun.
8. Repeat next week and try to beat your time.
You can visit any junior parkrun for free.
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