Held every Saturday and Sunday, parkrun events have gone from strength to strength up and down the UK. Get involved in 2020 at one of the many currently held in your local area.
There's plenty of choice and locations for you in West Wales across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot and something for everyone to go along to on a weekly basis for all abilities! Have fun and enjoy!
WHAT IS PARKRUN / BETH YDY PARKRUN?
All over the country, parkrun organise free, weekly, 5K and 2K timed runs and they are open to everyone, free and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and people of all abilities are encouraged to take part; from those taking their first steps in junior age groups to those with more senior experience. The parkrun events are all run by volunteers who ensure every week of the year, that the events can go ahead in a safe environment.
WHEN DO PARKRUNS HAPPEN IN THE WEEK / PRYD MAE PARKRUNS YN DIGWYDD YN YR WYTHNOS?
Saturdays are the 5K parkruns aimed at seniors. It costs nothing but please register before your first run on the website. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode.
Sundays are the 2K junior parkruns for the whole family and little ones only (4-14 years old). It costs nothing but please register before your first run on the website. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode.
WHERE ARE THEY HELD HERE IN WEST WALES / BLE MAE NHW'N CAEL EI CYNNAL YNG NGHORLLEWIN CYMRU?
In 2019, parkrun running events take place at the following locations across the West Wales region: Llyn Llech Owain (Gorslas), Carmarthen Park (Carmarthen), King George V Playing Fields (Llanelli), Gnoll Park (Neath), The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen (Swansea Bay), Haverfordwest Racecourse (Haverfordwest), Plascrug Park (Aberystwyth), Llanerchaeron (Aberaeron), Colby Woodland Garden (Amroth), Brynaman Rugby Club (Brynaman) and Milford Waterfront (Milford Haven).
Latest stats as on 30th November: Number of events - 156,047; Number of locations - 684; Number of runners - 2,236,300; Number of clubs - 6,661; That just shows you how popular parkruns have become across the United Kingdom.
HOW TO SIGN UP TO 2K AND 5K PARKRUN / SUT I GOFRESTRU AR GYFER PARKRUN 2K A 5K?
If you're interested in signing up to run at a weekly parkrun event, visit the website www.parkrun.org to register beforehand where runners will be issued with a bar code to scan at the start and end of each event.
You'll also be able to check your progress and weekly performances online.
PLEASE NOTE THAT EVENTS MIGHT HAVE TO BE CANCELLED DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER / SAFETY OF RUNNERS. ALL UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THE INDIVIDUAL PARKRUN WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE, SO PLEASE KEEP CHECKING.
WHERE ARE THEY HELD? BLE MAE'R LLEOLIADAU?
Llyn Llech Owain, Gorslas SA14 7NF
King George V Playing Fields, Pwll SA15 4AR
The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Swansea SA2 0AY
Gnoll Estate Country Park, Neath SA11 3BS
Plascrug Park, Aberystwyth SY23 1HL
Haverfordwest Racecourse, Haverfordwest
Carmarthen Park, Carmarthen SA31 3AX
Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron SA48 8DG
Colby Woodland Garden (National Trust), Amroth SA67 8PP
Pier Road, Milford Haven SA73 3AF
Brynamman Rugby Club, Brynaman SA18 1SW
EVENT WEBSITES TO REGISTER AND FIND OUT MORE / GWEFANNAU DIGWYDDIADAU I GOFRESTRU A DARLLEN MWY
You can find all locations across the United Kingdom by going to https://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/events/#0/0/0