Longford parkrun represents everything good about community spirit in Longford. It’s a free, recreational, weekly 5km run which takes place in The Mall in Longford Town. It’s a voluntary led organised run which takes place every Saturday morning at 9:30am. parkrun is for all levels of ability from walkers to joggers to elite athletes. It caters for everyone with the main aim of enjoying oneself and keeping fit and healthy. Every Saturday we go to Moments café for a post run coffee. Feel free to join us.
parkrun is an international phenomenon which takes place in 16 countries around the world. We now have a run in Longford which also takes place in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA. Paul Sinton-Hewitt set up parkrun in London in 2004 and it first came to Ireland in 2012. Kevin Kane set up Longford parkrun in May 2016 and has a key core team of Run Directors in: Fiona McManus, Colm McNerney, Bernie Doyle, Maeve Killian, Teresa Blake and Eddie McHugh.
We are very fortunate to have a wonderful amenity in The Mall to have our run in. Picturesque – it’s one of the most beautiful parks in the country. Tourist runners come from all over to participate in our run.
We look forward to having you at our run. If you’d like to join us, register on www.parkrun.ie and bring your barcode to ensure you get a time. The same barcode can be used in every parkrun around the world. We can’t wait to see you at our run.
We’re lucky enough to have junior parkrun on a Sunday morning which is for children aged 4-14 years old. It is a 2km run. Again, feel free to join us for our post run coffee in Esquires coffee house.