This coming Saturday sees the International Women's Day parkrun at Fleetwood Promenade! An all female volunteer team will be hosting this event and we would love to see as many women as possible taking part - both new parkrunners and current ones. Research shows that, across the world, women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun. Despite the fact that females make up 54% of registrations, they are less likely than men to take part in parkrun and to continue participating. IWD parkrun is a fantastic opportunity to encourage more women and girls to participate in parkrun events all over the world.
Of course all men are still welcome at parkrun! If everyone that currently comes to parkrun, whether it's to walk, jog or run, on their own or with friends, to walk the dog or take the baby out for a stroll brings along a female friend or colleague that would be fabulous! Purple is the colour of the day too - so see what you can find in your wardrobes...
One of our volunteers this Saturday will be MP for Fleetwood and Lancaster Cat Smith, great to see her supporting our local parkrun!! Local football team Fleetwood Wrens have also been invited to take part too.
So, come along and celebrate taking part in International Women's Day - lots of photos will be taken on the morning. 9am prompt start behind the Marine Hall, all participants should bring along their barcode to get an official time and electronic result. Register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ - which is free and quick to do!
For some months now we haven't had a venue for a post run brew and results processing but this Saturday we will be heading to the New Boston Hotel on The Esplanade, just a short distance from the venue. Teas and coffees will be £1 per person and cold drinks are available in the reception area.
**If you intend to join us please speak to the Run Director first on the morning, so that potential numbers can be passed to the hotel.