Parkrun Proposed for Ravenscourt Park

Council consulting on plan to introduce a free weekly 5k run

parkruns were hugely popular before being suspended due to pandemic
parkruns were hugely popular before being suspended due to pandemic

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is consulting residents on a proposal to start holding a weekly parkrun event in Ravenscourt Park.

The free run would take place on Saturday mornings and runners of all abilities could register to take part.

At the moment similar parkruns across the country are suspended but before the restrictions were in place there were weekly runs at Wormwood Scrubs, Bishops Park and Gunnersbury Park.

Four different routes are being considered for the run and in Ravenscourt Park and responses to the survey can been given online.

The council has written to residents in the vicinity of the park after its controversial decision not to allow the farmers market to resume at the same time as notifying them of the parkrun consultation. It says that a market may be started up again in the park ‘when the current health crisis allows’ after a competitive tender process.

In a statement, H&F said, “We also recognise that the pandemic has had a detrimental effect on local shops, cafes, and restaurants so we will take this opportunity to review the purpose of the markets and develop a new set of outcomes so we best support local businesses and residents.”

The parkrun consultation runs until 7 May.

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April 26, 2021