Wednesfield junior parkrun reaches record number of runners thanks to Beat the Street

Beat the Street has helped a junior parkrun event in Wolverhampton reach a record number of runners this month.

As part of the legacy phase, Beat the Street Wolverhampton supported Wednesfield junior parkrun by promoting their first birthday on social media. As a result of the support provided by Beat the Street, the junior parkrun saw 42 young runners attend the event – more than double the average number of participants.

In addition to supporting the event on social media, a mini version of Beat the Street was held with children given the chance to tap Beat Boxes in the park and walk home with fun goodie bags.

Wolverhampton completed the Beat the Street game in April 2016 which saw more than 27,000 local residents walk 196,416 miles together. Following the game, Beat the Street has continued to keep Wolverhampton active by listening to what the local community wanted and signposting people to healthy events and initiatives happening across the city.

Liz Lister, Event Director for Wednesfield junior parkun, said: β€œIt was great to receive the support of Beat the Street for the first birthday of Wednesfield junior parkrun – with the help of Beat the Street and other organisations we were able to hit a record number of runners on the day and helped get more young people in Wolverhampton active and healthy.”

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