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Cobh junior parkrun celebrates its 1st Birthday

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● Corks first junior parkrun celebrates its 1st birthday this Sunday May 26th
● Since its launch by Sonia O’ Sullivan last year, the kids at Cobh junior parkrun have ran a distance of almost 9000 kilometres.
● This is a major boost to the youth of the town and gives them a starting point for a lifetime in sport and health
● An average of 85 children turn up to the parkrun every week which is operated by a team of volunteers.
● 785 personal bests have been achieved by Cobh junior park runners in its 1st year.
● The initiative is being led by a team of volunteers representing many of the voluntary organisations in the town including Cobh GAA, Cobh Pirates, Springfield Ramblers, and Ballymore – Cobh A.C.
● Cobh Junior Parkrun is funded by the HSE and Cobh Municipal Council.
● Junior parkrun is a free weekly timed 2k run for 4 – 14 year olds.
● New runners and volunteers are always welcome, register @ www.parkrun.ie/register/cobh

Sonia O Sullivan who launched the event in Cobh last year sends her best wishes to all on reaching this milestone; “Congratulations to Cobh junior parkrun on reaching your 1st Birthday this Sunday. I am so proud to see the Cobh junior parkrun reach so many young children each week and know it wouldn’t be possible without the amazing commitment from the weekly volunteers who keep the show on the road every week and ensure a safe, friendly and energising run for all the children. Happy 1st Birthday and I look forward to dropping in one week when home in the summer.”

Cobh junior parkrun event director Majella Canty said: “congratulations to all the volunteers, children and parents who have contributed to the success of Cobh junior parkrun. We are thrilled to host an event every week that has such a positive impact on the Health and Wellbeing of our children, ourselves and our community.”

For more information please contact:
Majella Canty, Junior Parkrun Cobh Event Director, Tel: 0862191548, E: majellacanty@gmail.com

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