Organisers of Hackworth parkrun are hoping to attract 100 runners to their centenary event on Saturday 14 February. The 5k, which is held at Hackworth Park, generally attracts around 35-55 competitors, yet there is hope that the celebratory run will entice more to come along.
Established on 9 March 2013, the Shildon event started with a strong showing of 71 on the opening event. The course takes runners on three clockwise laps through the park and finishes with a long stretch at the end.
The rallying call came from Shildon Running and Athletic Club, who will bring a strong showing to the 100th staging of the event. Neil Wood, secretary of the running club, said: “We are looking forward to the 100th run which will go ahead weather permitting.
“The paths in Hackworth Park were too icy last Saturday to do the 99th run so we had to postpone it for a week in case someone was injured. We hope to see 100 people there for the centenary run even though it is on Valentine’s Day.”
More information on the event is available here.