Press - 18th September 2019

6th Event for parkrun Japan


parkrun continues to grow throughout Japan with the 6th event ready to launch on 28th September in Matsuyama.


Horinouchi koen parkrun will launch with parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Tim Oberg in his new role as Asia Pacific Strategic Director participating.


Matsuyama is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island. and has a population of just over 500,000. The parkrun is easily accessed by public transport and is located by Matsuyama castle which is a flatland-mountain castle that was built in 1603 on Mount Katsuyama. It is one of Japan’s 100 cherry blossom spot.


The course is 4 laps of 1.25km on flat gravel road with a view of the castle. If you have family or friends in Japan, share the news and invite them along to Japan’s newest event.

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