Club Day at Pomphrey Hill parkrun – Saturday 7th July 2018

As we are sure you know, parkrun organise free weekly (Saturday at 9.00 a.m.) 5 km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant surroundings and parkrun 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; they welcome everyone.

Over the 4 years of its existence, Pomphrey Hill parkrun (www.parkrun.org.uk/pomphreyhill/) in Mangotsfield, South Gloucestershire has welcomed runners from 463 different running and triathlon clubs. 68 clubs, including Bristol & West Athletic Club, have been represented by more than five different club members (in our case many more than five!).

In celebration of our common love of running and the diversity of running clubs in the Bristol/Bath/South Gloucestershire area, parkrun have designated Saturday 7th July 2018 as “Club Day” parkrun; all runners will be encouraged to wear their club kit for the run and Club leaders and members are welcome to bring club flags, banners, race flyers and anything else they wish to display/promote/flaunt.

Parkrun believe that “Club Day” will be a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones whilst promoting the benefits of being a running club member to those who are not members of clubs at present; children are welcome too!

Parkrun would love to welcome our club members to Pomphrey Hill parkrun; you don’t need to do anything to be part of “Club Day” except:

       encourage your club members to come along
       remind your members that to participate in a parkrun they need to register with parkrun (www.parkrun.org.uk) and bring along a printed barcode to the event
       advise those new to parkrun that there is a pre-run briefing at 8.45am which will tell them everything they need to know about parkrun
       bring along any promotional material to promote membership of your club or the races you host

Please note that parkruns are runs not races and whilst times and finishing positions are recorded, a parkrun is more of a social run with friends rather than competitive event.

If you have any questions regarding Club Day, please get in touch via email: pomphreyhilloffice@parkrun.com

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