parkrun in Newport

We can confirm that both Newport parkrun, Newport junior parkrun and Riverfront parkrun will go ahead this weekend as normal.

The incredible success of parkrun in the Newport area has lead to challenges accommodating the growing demand. It is for this reason we ask parkrunners to temporarily delay their first run at the new Riverfront event for a few weeks to allow the volunteer team to become established.

Meanwhile we have been working with National Trust at Tredegar House to ensure the route of Newport parkrun, which is showing signs of wear, can be sensitively and jointly managed.

The future is bright for parkrun in the area as Monmouthshire County Council and parkrun have agreed the location of a new event in Caldicot. People wishing to become involved with organising this new event can contact Laura James of Monmouthshire County Council

Eventually we hope that the three events, together with those at Cwmbran, Pontypool and Penallta will reinstate the balance between supply and demand.