Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at Longford parkrun on Saturday 18 August at the Mall Park when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.
In addition to the normal Longford parkrun on Saturday 18 August, 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.
Longford parkrun event director, Kevin Kane is extending a warm welcome to newcomers;
“The community at Longford 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. Vhi will be providing an extra level of support to participants and volunteers so August 18 is a great opportunity to get active! Just register at parkrun.ie and we’ll see you at the Mall Park on Temple Michael Road 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. Following the visit to Longford parkrun, Vhi will be hosting a roadshow at Westport parkrun on September 15. Keep an eye on the parkrun newsletter for more information.
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