Local people in Barnsley are invited to get active and get involved in 2012 by taking part in a special run organised by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Together Run, organised by the Physical Activity Development Team, is an opportunity for established runners, veteran runners and former runners to run alongside new and beginner runners on a journey around Barnsley.
It isn’t a race but a run together around Barnsley starting in Locke Park, continuing to Worsborough Mill and on to Dearne Valley Park, with a spectacular finish at the Oakwell Stadium, the home of Barnsley Football Club.
Everyone is invited to come and join the team on their journey on Friday 8th June. You can choose how far you want to run from 1mile, 2mile, 8mile or 10mile- everyone is welcome!
Run Together route:
•Start at Locke Park Bandstand, meet at 10am run commencing 10.30am, running to Worsborough Country Park via Hound Hill and the Trans Pennine Trail (Approx 2 miles). •Worsborough Country Park to Dearne Valley Country Park (Approx 6 miles) Meet at 11am- leaving at approx 11.30. •Dearne Valley Park to Oakwell Stadium (Approx 2 miles) Meet 12.30pm, leaving at 1pm- or Lord Street, in Dearne Valley Park, to Oakwell (Approx 1 mile) Meet 12.45pm, leaving at approx 1.15pm
You can choose how far you want to run and join the route at the best place for you. Shorter distance runners can meet in Dearne Valley Park for the last mile with all runners finishing together at the Oakwell Stadium, Grove Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, S71 1ET.
Jane Baker, physical activity assistant with the team said, “This is just one of many other activities taking place in Barnsley in support of the London. We hope it will give people the opportunity to try out something new and help us create a sporting legacy, as physical activity and social inclusion can make a big difference to a person’s physical and mental wellbeing. It’s not about how fast or how far you run, but taking part in an activity that everyone can enjoy together. The run as well as the other activities are taking part during the Jubilee week to take advantage of the school holiday and national bank holidays to give children and families the opportunity to get involved together.”
All the stages of the run are free and open to everyone. Those wanting to take part must pre-register. To find out more or to book your place contact Jane Baker on 01226 434784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details of the events are also available on the Trust website www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk