Children from Queen's Park junior parkrun are raring to go for this weekend's Williams BMW Rochdale Fun Run after being visited by a local superhero.
We ran a competition over the summer holidays to win 11 fun run places. Families were asked to share their videos of children getting active outdoors across the borough.
Competition winners, Queen's Park junior parkrun, submitted a video of the children warming up at the fountain and running and walking the 2 kilometre course in the Heywood park.
This Sunday, 7 October 2018 the junior parkrunners were visited by Rochelle, a member of our Healthy Heroes family, to congratulate the children on winning the places and to give them Healthy Heroes goody packs.
The junior parkrun group meets every Sunday at 8.30am at the park's fountain come rain or shine all year round.
Queen's Park junior parkrun director, Su, is keen to get more families involved: "The children were delighted to meet Rochelle and it's great to see us encouraging children across the borough to get active outdoors.
"The fun run is a great way for the children to be part of a bigger event. For a regular dose of fresh air all families are welcome to come along to Queen's Park and give junior parkrun a try!"
Online entry has now closed for the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run on Sunday, 7 October 2018 but you can still enter the fun run in person for £7 at Rochdale Town Hall on Saturday, 6 October 2018 (9am – 2pm) or on the morning of the event from 8am if there are places remaining.
The fun run, which starts at 10.25am, is open to children aged 4 and over and families with buggies. Every entrant will receive a medal.
The one-mile route sets out from Rochdale Town Hall and up into the beautiful Broadfield Park, taking a very scenic route around the award winning historic grounds. There's a steep challenging climb up past the John Bright statue before entering the park. While the rest of the course climbs gradually, once you reach the bandstand it's all downhill to The Esplanade for the return to the finish line at the town hall.