Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Cobh Junior parkrun is one year old

Monday, May 27, 2019

Cobh Junior parkrun is one year old

The first Junior parkrun in Cobh was held on Sunday the 27th of May 2018 and is one year old today!

This free 2k run for 4 to 14 year olds takes place every Sunday morning at 9:30am.

The numbers for the last year are shown below....

 They seemed to have dropped off a bit of late and the average for the year is 85.

See statement below from the organisers...

Cobh junior parkrun celebrates its 1st birthday

● Corks first junior parkrun celebrates its 1st birthday this Sunday May 26th

● Since its launch by Sonia O’ Sullivan last year, the kids at Cobh junior parkrun have ran a
distance of almost 9000 kilometres.

● This is a major boost to the youth of the town and gives them a starting point for a lifetime in
sport and health.

● An average of 85 children turn up to the parkrun every week which is operated by a team of

● 785 personal bests have been achieved by Cobh junior park runners in its 1st year.

● The initiative is being led by a team of volunteers representing many of the voluntary
organisations in the town including Cobh GAA, Cobh Pirates, Springfield Ramblers, and
Ballymore - Cobh A.C.

● Cobh Junior Parkrun is funded by the HSE and Cobh Municipal Council.

● Junior parkrun is a free weekly timed 2k run for 4 – 14 year olds.

● New runners and volunteers are always welcome, register at

Sonia O Sullivan who launched the event in Cobh last year sends her best wishes to all on
reaching this milestone; “Congratulations to Cobh junior parkrun on reaching your 1st
Birthday this Sunday. I am so proud to see the Cobh junior parkrun reach so many young
children each week and know it wouldn’t be possible without the amazing commitment from
the weekly volunteers who keep the show on the road every week and ensure a safe,
friendly and energising run for all the children. Happy 1st Birthday and I look forward to
dropping in one week when home in the summer.”

Cobh junior parkrun event director Majella Canty said: "congratulations to all the volunteers,
children and parents who have contributed to the success of Cobh junior parkrun. We are thrilled to
host an event every week that has such a positive impact on the Health and Wellbeing of our
children, ourselves and our community."

For more information please contact: Majella Canty, Junior Parkrun Cobh Event Director, Tel: 0862191548, E: majellacanty AT gmail DOT com

Cobh Junior Parkrun is being led by Cobh GAA under the Healthy Club Initiative

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