Take up the Catton parkrun birthday challenge

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Published: Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Catton parkrun celebrates its third birthday this Saturday 1 October and organisers have issued a challenge to runners to make it the biggest yet.

The popular 5k run, which takes place every Saturday at 9am in Catton Park, is free to join and suitable for all ages and abilities. Organisers are hoping to break the current highest attendance record of 290 runners and nudge it over the 300 mark for this birthday run.

To celebrate three years of the parkrun, and 12 years of national parkruns, runners are invited to come in fancy dress themed around the letter ‘C’ for Catton – think cowboys, clowns, cheerleaders, Cleopatra or let your imagination go wild. There will be spot prizes for the best dressed, and cakes and refreshments after the run are provided by the Friends of Catton Park.

The Catton parkrun was set up with the support of Broadland District Council and Active Norfolk. It is part of a national programme of over 400 volunteer-organised parkruns with more than a million runners having taken part since 2004, and a global event with Saturday morning runs in 14 countries.

Former Olympian Paul Evans will start the race. Paul competed in the Atlanta and Barcelona Olympics in the 10,000m track final and is the run director for Saturday’s event.

For more information, and to register to receive your run barcode, visit www.parkrun.org.uk/catton.

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