Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Too early? Maybe so, but the volunteer team at Pontefract parkrun have been beavering away to plan for the festivities...

On the 'big day' you can work up an appetite for your turkey with a special extra parkrun at 9am. If you're on Facebook, you can sign up for the event here.

Boxing Day is a Saturday so we'll be back at the racecourse as normal at 9am to work off some of the excesses.

On the first of January 2016 you can do it all again, 9am, normal time, normal place, bring your friends, bring your family, bring your hangovers for a special New Years Day parkrun. The Facebook event is here.

But wait... in true TV shopping channel style... there's more!

The first day of the year is very special in parkrun-world, it's the only day that you can do two parkruns. Our friends at Nostell Priory parkrun are pulling out all the stops to welcome parkrunners at 10:30am so there's plenty of time to 'do the double'.

For the record, the second of January is a normal Saturday.

All these runs count towards t-shirts so between Christmas Day and the second of January, the dedicated amongst you can clock up five runs.

Let's not forget though that we also need a full crew of volunteers to run these event smoothly, if you can help, or you can ask your families to help out that would be great. Please drop us an email at

Seasons Greetings,

The Pontefract parkrun Team