Newcastle parkrun, along with many other parkrun around the UK, will be celebrating International Women's Day by having a female focussed parkrun on March 7th.
Newcastle parkrun arrangements around the Christmas and New Year period in 2019:
14th Dec - Christmas fancy dress themed event starting at 9:00AM with Santa providing the lead sleigh bike as usual. Also the regular monthly paced event on this day with pacers from 21 - 35 mins signed up at the moment. 19 and 20 min pacer jerseys are available if volunteers come forward to run those times.
21st Dec - Usual Saturday event starting at 9:00AM.
25th Dec - Extra event on Christmas Day starting at 9:00AM. Note that you can only record one parkrun on Christmas Day and in fact this year all the extra parkruns in England taking place on Christmas day will start at 9:00AM.
28th Dec - Usual Saturday parkrun starting at 9:00AM.
Please note we need more volunteers for all of the above events. In particular the event planned for Christmas Day will not go ahead unless we have sufficient volunteers to operate it properly.
1st January - No New Years Day event at Newcastle but there are a few local parkruns planning to hold a run, see the link below:
Ian - Event Director
The Race for Life Muddy Event is taking place on part of the parkrun course on Saturday morning.
Ian - Event director
parkrun will not be taking place on 22nd June or 29th June. The Hoppings Fair will be taking place on the Town Moor on both of those dates and a lot of the parkrun course from the 2km point to 4km will be obstructed by fairground rides.
The next parkrun at Newcastle will be on 6th July.
Ian - Event director
Newcastle parkrun will be going ahead this Saturday, but on a very slightly modified course to avoid the preparations taking place for the music festival in Exhibition Park over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The route will be the same as that used in the past on GNR and MELA weekends, starting and finishing on the Moor outside of the fenced area adjacent to Exhibition Park.
Please also note that normal access routes through Exhibition Park to the start/finish area will not be available to us. Access to the revised start/finish area will be through the gate higher up Claremont Road from the main Exhibition Park entrance or across the Moor from Gosforth and Jesmond. So please allow yourselves some extra travelling time to the event if you are coming along so that you don't miss the 9:00AM start.
All of the above pre-supposes that we can fill the volunteer roster as we still need 3 barcode scanners, 1 finish token helper, 5 marshals and, ideally a photographer, in order for the event to go ahead. If you'd like to help out with the volunteering to ensure that the event can go ahead smoothly please post a reply below or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you on Saturday. The weather forecast looks good for running on Saturday morning!