Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at Dundalk parkrun on Saturday 14 July at Dundalk Institute of Technology when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.
In addition to the normal Dundalk parkrun on Saturday 14th July, David Gillick will be on hand to lead the warm-up for parkrun participants and offer support and encouragement to newcomers and seasoned parkrunners alike. Vhi will be helping participants refuel after their morning exercise and providing refreshments in the Vhi Relaxation Area at the finish line. Free massage balls will be given out on a first come first served basis and a qualified physiotherapist will be on hand to guide participants through a post event stretching routine.
Dundalk parkrun event director, Michael Parks is extending a warm welcome to newcomers;
“The community at Dundalk parkrun prides itself on being welcoming to all, so if you’ve never completed a parkrun before or have just let your parkrun habit slip, I’d encourage you to give it a go this weekend. Vhi will be providing an extra level of support to participants and volunteers so Saturday is a great opportunity to get active! Just register at parkrun.ie and we’ll see you at the Dundalk Institute of Technology for what should be a fantastic morning.”
The Vhi parkrun roadshows have been rolling out across the country over the past number of months, helping to boost participation rates at the events it visits. Vhi will be hosting further events throughout 2018 so keep an eye on the parkrun newsletter and Facebook page for updates.
Upcoming Vhi Roadshows
August 18th Longford parkrun
September 15th Westport parkrun
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