Bushy parkrun in London will be the venue for a parkrun Octogenarian Celebration Day on Saturday 6 July 2019!
All parkrunners over the age of 80 years young are invited to walk, jog, run and volunteer together for the third edition of this informal event. Last year, 36 parkrunners aged 80 and over took part in the celebration day and it is hoped many more will join for 2019.
The gathering of parkrunning Octogenarians is the brainchild of both George Frogley and Richard Pitcairn-Knowles, who in 2016 became the oldest person in the world to join the parkrun 250 Club. You can read Richard’s parkrun story here.
We would love to see you at Bushy parkrun at 9:00am on Saturday 6 July 2019 to join in the party atmosphere. George and Richard will have a handy “80s and over meet here” placard on the day to act as a meeting point.
You can find out more information about Bushy parkrun here.
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