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About Us

Longford parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in The Mall Park, Temple Michael Road, Longford. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, regardless of age or gender, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to run, jog or walk together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Moments Cafe 64 - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • Healthy Ireland: Healthy Ireland is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Ireland. Its main focus is on prevention and keeping people healthier for longer. Healthy Ireland’s goals are to: Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life; Reduce health inequalities; Protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing; Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland.

  • HSE: The evidence base for promoting an active lifestyle for well-being is well documented. Mass participation & community events are being heralded for their potential to get people started and help those who have committed to the change to stay moving. Through the HSE’s Get Ireland Active initiative we are a proud supporter of parkrun and firmly believe that such an event will serve as a fantastic enhancement to the community of Longford

  • Longford County Council: Longford Co. Council and Longford Sports Partnership are delighted to welcome parkrun to the Mall in Longford.?The Mall is a beautifully landscaped park on the banks of the river Camlin and is the perfect venue for leisurely walks, picnics and sporting activities. Surrounded by trees and flower gardens, the Mall is a haven of tranquillity, a retreat from the hustle and bustle of town life. The park affords local residents the opportunity to connect with nature and with their community, while offering visitors to the town a quiet space to relax and while a way a hour or two. The park contains outdoor exercising equipment, a children's activity play area, basketball courts?and all weather football pitches. The Mall Complex also provides a state of the art 25M, 6 lane swimming pool, sauna, steam room, learner pool, general purpose sports hall and fully equipped gym. We hope that all parkrun participants will really enjoy their time in these fabulous surroundings and take time to visit the many other attractions in Longford town and throughout the county.

  • Longford Sports Partnership:


    Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun. parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here

    parkrun Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2020-01-08Avantcard DACLongford€250.00€250.00€0.00Donation to event
    2019-04-19Kevin KaneLongford€150.00€150.00€0.00To Longford parkrun from Killoe
    2018-11-23caroline gettingsLongford€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2018-01-10longford County CouncilLongford€500.00€500.00€0.00In support of Longford parkrun
    2017-02-09Kevin Kane Defib donationLongford€250.00€250.00€0.00
    2017-01-25Kevin KaneLongford€1789.10€1520.73€268.37Fundraised money for our defibrillator
    2016-10-03Mary MulliganLongford€20.00€17.00€3.00I attend Longford Parkrun. It's really great to have it in Longford.

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-01-29Longford€1008.99Purchase event AED
    2017-04-10Longford€40.00Easter event expenses
    2017-07-03Longford€180.08AED training and anniversary costs
    2017-12-08Longford€9.95Cable ties
    2018-02-01Longford€101.96Christmas Event costs
    2018-02-01Longford€293.66PA System
    2018-03-14Longford€25.00AED training
    2018-05-10Longford€18.00Anniversary expenses
    2018-11-12Longford€79.00Selfie frame and Halloween expenses
    2019-01-11Longford€130.00Event banners
    2019-02-19Longford€6.00Bunting
    2019-08-28Longford€10.00Longford rose
    2019-09-02Longford€150.00Storage facilities
    2019-10-29Longford€24.00Sweets special event
    2020-04-30Longford€69.99Gazebo