Looking to get better at running and shift a few pounds in the process? Why not sign up to join in your local 5km parkrun, hosted at locations all across the UK.
parkrun offer free, timed, 5km runs all over the world. There are hundreds of locations in the UK, so there's bound to be one near you.
parkrun is open to everyone, even if you're a beginner at running. They are safe and easy to take part in and are best of all completely free to enter.
All the events take part on Saturday mornings at 9am, and are in pleasant parkland surroundings. People of all ages and running ability are encouraged to take part, so don't be put off if you don't consider yourself to be the next Mo Farah!
parkrun also host junior 2km events for children aged between 4 and 14. If your little one is a keen runner why not see if they wish to take part too?
If you're interested in taking part and want to see where your nearest event is, just follow the link below to the parkrun website.
Remember to register before your first event and to bring a printed copy of your barcode with you - that way you can time your race and improve week on week.