Council grant funds Loughton Junior Parkrun

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65 young people turned out for the Junior Parkrun at Roding Valley Recreation Ground on Sunday 28 October, funded by the Epping Forest Public Health Grant.

Junior Parkrun launched on Sunday 14 October at Roding Valley Recreational ground.

“Parkrun is free to take part, participants must register before their first run but it’s only necessary to register once. The aim of Junior Parkrun is to have fun, it’s not about competing,” said Cllr Helen Kane, Portfolio Holder for Leisure. “So please come along and join in whatever your pace!”

Councillor Kane was there to send the runners on their way and support them through the 2km course, alongside Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan five time snooker World Champion, and seven times snooker Masters champion there as a volunteer.

£4,000 grant

Epping Forest District Council awarded Parkrun UK £4,000 from its Public health Grant to set up the junior version of the popular adult event.

The Junior Park run follows on from the amazing success of the Adult park run which runs every Saturday morning at 9am and receives over 50 participants a week. The success of both Park Runs is down to the great work done by Loughton Town Council in managing the Roding Valley Recreation Ground and in developing partnerships and funding bits with external partners to bring an array of community focused activities to the site.

Event details

Further information

For more information or to register for the junior park run please visit