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Ipswich parkrun works with Borough on fitness offer

Published12th April 2018

Ipswich parkrunners can now get a discount on their sport and fitness iCards, thanks to a new initiative with the Borough Council.

The Council’s Ipswich Fit sport and leisure service is offering all registered Ipswich parkrun participants money off a range of fantastic offers that the iCard brings PLUS a free 10-day pass so you can see if it suits you.

All you have to do is sign up to the Ipswich parkrun and take part in at least one event – joining more than 400 people of all ages and abilities who enjoy running, jogging, walking and volunteering in Chantry Park every Saturday.

It is all part of the Council’s goal to encourage more people to get active, as Andrew Wilesmith, Sport and Leisure Services Manager, explained.

“This initiative is about expanding what parkrun participants can do within Ipswich to help keep themselves active, particularly for families as we believe that the more families are active together, the more it becomes a habit for life. The iCard offers a huge range of activities for all ages and we want as many people to take advantage of these opportunities. We also hope this will encourage more people to take part in the parkrun.”

Graham Rodgers, Ipswich parkrun Event Director, said: "I am excited to be working with the Borough Council and aligning our goals. For me, parkrun is about improving the quality of people’s lives through exercise and social interaction. I hear many stories where individuals have seen an improvement in their emotional, mental and physical health as a consequence of parkrun."

Full terms and conditions apply. Please go to www.ipswichfit.co.uk/offers for full details.

If you are interested in trying the Ipswich parkrun go to www.parkrun.org.uk and register for your first run.