Parkrunathon, Saturday, June 1, 2019

42.2 km

Courtesy of Maggie Davison

This past Saturday saw the incredibly successful completion of Parkrunathon 2019, organised by strider Catherine Smith and a crew of dedicated helpers in aid of the If U Care Share Foundation.

The day took in 8.5 Parkruns, starting with Sedgefield, and progressing through Hartlepool, Cotsford Fields, Sunderland, South Shields, Windy Nook, Chester-le-Street and finished with Durham in the evening.  Hundreds of people turned up to take part in some or all, including a record turnout for Sedgefield with nearly 500 runners.

The event was a resounding success and recent counts suggest around £5000 has been raised for the foundation – so far! Click here to find out more about donating. 
 
To find out how the day went – check out the Facebook page and read a report from Pete King (Sedgefield Harriers) which tells the story of local runners, regardless of club, coming together for such an important cause and having a great day in the process. Click here to read more.  
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  1. Massive thanks to everybody who took part in the lead up to and on the day, those who supported behind the scenes, volunteered, ran, took photos, brought supplies, donated, bought raffle tickets or provided raffle prizes all helped us raise this phenomenal amount which really will make a difference a it’s a day I will never forget for all the right reasons

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