Note from all of us: We had prepared all this before we knew what would happen, but we are still very much hoping to be back in time for our annual trip and will try our best to make sure that we are able to get to the parkrun event selected through this vote.
We miss everyone and hope you will look forward to another trip with us when we get back to normal.
Stay safe and hopefully we can see each other soon.
David, Rachel, Sam, Maggie, Dave and Alexa
Billericay parkrun core team
Billericay parkrun will be cancelled on 7 November 2020 for the Lake Meadows Fireworks Display.
After fantastic trips in the past three years to Burnham-on-Crouch parkrun, Barry Island parkrun and Bushy parkrun, we're already thinking about our next destination... but this time we want everyone to help decide where we go.
We've described our 5 top choices below. Note that all travel/ departure times are approximate and more time may ultimately need to be factored in for parking etc.
Please note that the vote has now closed
Starting in Monmouthshire, Wales, on the Wye Bridge Section of the old Severn Bridge, the unique parkrun route is an out and back course over the River Severn. The route stretches across two nations and three counties while taking in the scenery of Wales and England either side of the Severn Estuary, before finishing back in Wales. Post-parkrun refreshments are available at the local football club.
The course is an anti-clockwise two-lap course (with an out and back section on the main path). The 196-acre park, some parts of which have panoramic views of London, is right next to Alexandra Palace which has hosted exhibitions, live music and theatre since 1873. Post-parkrun refreshments are available at a local garden centre.
Victoria Dock parkrun is a fast, flat horseshoe shaped course entirely on the dockside path. Sights along the route include a light ship and
a big white elephant the cable car. The cafe has received positive reviews from the Core Team member who's run this one already!
A one-lap course through the vineyards of the Denbies Wine Estate, the largest vineyard in England. The course is undulating with the first half being mainly uphill and the second half downhill between hedgerows and vines. The cafe does a fry up for parkrunners afterwards and there is a wine shop too.
Note: We're going in November - this route can get extremely muddy and is uneven with a steep incline (so much so that buggies are not permitted year-round), so do bear this in mind!
A two-lap course on firm paths which starts and finishes in front of the Georgian mansion house which is a National Trust property - complete with tea room for post-parkrun refreshments. The course winds through the scenic gardens before finishing in front of the house.
Hope that helps you decide! Vote using the link below.