Motion on parkrun backed by councillors
Plans to establish a free of charge weekly 5k run, stewarded and timed, in Carlisle Park have been welcomed by Morpeth Town Council.
Members voted unanimously in favour of a motion by Coun David Bawn to support, in principle, the creation of a parkrun in Morpeth at a recent full council meeting.
With assistance and support from parkrun UK, volunteers organise the runs at 9am each Saturday.
Coun Bawn said the Morpeth group will need to bring in £3,000 – grant applications have been lodged and fund-raising is under way – as the one-off cost to get it up and running.
He added: “parkrun has grown rapidly across the country over the last few years and a Morpeth parkrun would build on the success of the events in Druridge Bay and Newbiggin.”
Final approval will be needed from Carlisle Park landowner Northumberland County Council.