There is great news for parkrunners over the festive period as a host of parkruns are set for both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day events. With Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on a Monday this year it means that many runners have the chance to take on their favourite local free 5k twice in three days.
The parkrun UK website has a full rundown of all locations hosting runs on 25 December and 1 January, please note that some events choose to operate Christmas/New Year events at a different times from usual.
On Christmas Day you will not be able to register more than one run. On New Year's Day runners will have the option to register up to two results maximum.
At a time of the year in which many are at their busiest, a parkrun offers the perfect stress release. Get out for a run in the fresh winter air and ensure you are back in plenty of time to get to work on prepearing the turkey with all the trimmings.
You can view a full list of parkrun’s hosting events on Christmas Day and New Year's Day here.