Christmas and New Year’s Day!

We're pleased to announce our Widnes parkrun Christmas plans!

Saturday 22nd December - 9am as usual

Tuesday 25th December - A special extra Christmas Day event at 9am

Saturday 29th December - 9am as usual

Tuesday 1st January - A special extra NYD event starting at the later start time of 10.30

(Our friends at Widnes juniors will be on as usual on both Sunday's)

For those of you who've joined the parkrun community this year, NYD is a very special day in the parkrun calendar with the opportunity to "double" up so keep an eye out for some of our local events announcing their plans. This isnt allowed on Christmas Day though (even though some events will be starting later)

We especially need volunteers for all of our events in the run up to and over the festive period as people go on Christmas do's or have other commitments, so please, please, please, let us know if you can help us out at any of the upcoming events.

Peace and love to all

Your Widnes parkrun team





Christmas and New Year’s Day – Extra Events

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding 2 extra festive parkruns over the Christmas period.

Our Christmas Schedule (for the 5k event only)

- Saturday 23rd Dec - 9am

- Monday 25th Dec - 9am

- Saturday 30th Dec - 9am

- Monday 1st Jan - 9am

We need volunteers in order for all 4 events to go ahead. Please email if you can help

New Year's Day is a unique day in the parkrun calendar as it's the only day parkrunners can log 2 separate events. Keep an eye on local events for their announcements.


Christmas & New Year

Although we aren't at the point of the year where Witches, Wizards and Ghouls roam the streets of Widnes, we have declared our Christmas intentions already!

For those who are new to parkrun or don't pay much attention, you may not be aware that events are allowed to put on extra events on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. These events are not compulsory for events to run and last year we decided not to.

This year, however our wonderful volunteer team have decided that we WILL for the first time put on events on both Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Our Schedule for the Christmas period will be as follows:

- Saturday 24th December (Christmas Eve) - 9am as usual

- Sunday 25th December (Christmas Day) - Extra Event at 9am - You are only allowed to run one event on Xmas Day, even if you can make it to another on time

Saturday 31st December (NYE) - 9am as usual

Sunday 1st January (NYD) - Extra Event at 10:30am - You are allowed to run/volunteer at more than one event on NYD - this is only applicable on NYD - our friends at St Helens parkrun are staging an event at 9am - If you want to run at one, you may want to consider volunteering at the other

We need volunteers for all 4 of the events over the Xmas period so please volunteer if you are able to. Email us at the usual address


Christmas/New Year

Advance Notice, As many of you will be aware, there are two non Saturday's per year that we are allowed, if we wish to hold parkrun's that count for your event totals. They are Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There is no obligation for the event team to put these events on.

We, as the Core Event Team have decided that we will be NOT holding events on either of these dates but the regular Saturday runs will take place on Boxing Day 2015 and 2nd January 2016 (9am starts as usual). These may be operated with a smaller than usual volunteer team to ensure the events go ahead.

If you want to see what other runs will be operating on Christmas Day or NYD, please see the Christmas Compendium here.

At present, the nearest event to Widnes on both Christmas Day and NYD will be held by our friends in St Helens. Other local events may be available on either date but remember to check the timings nearer the time as they may not be at 9am!

Widnes Event Team

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