Young hearts run free

By Suruchi Sharma - Thu 25 April 2019, 2:12 pm

The first junior parkrun event at Burgess Park was officially launched last month, following the success of adult parkruns held across the borough.

Parkrun is a social enterprise that organises volunteer-led free, weekly 5K runs that are timed. Adult runs are currently held at Dulwich Park, Peckham Rye Park, Southwark Park and Burgess Park.

The junior 2K run is open to children from four to 14 years of age and funded by Southwark Council and non-profit organisation Creation Trust.

The inaugural event held on 24 March has now become a weekly event held every Sunday at 9am, where young participants can walk, jog or run at the Albany Road green space.
Councillor Rebecca Lury, cabinet member for culture, leisure, equalities and communities said: “The great thing about parkrun is that everyone is welcome, regardless of ability or experience level. It’s the ideal way to get active and enjoy the outdoors without the worry of where you place.”
To sign up for the event visit and select Burgess junior parkrun.

Read more about parkruns in the latest edition of Southwark magazine below: