says it won't charge for Parkruns at Highbridge's Apex Park
who are concerned that they could be charged for weekly Saturday
morning Parkruns at Highbridge's Apex Park have nothing to fear.
District Council told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week that it has
no plans to impose a fee on the dozens of people who take part
in the weekly events.
announcement comes after Stoke Gifford Parish Council hit the
national headlines earlier this week by voting to charge Parkrun
for the use of Little Stoke Park, near Bristol, for its Saturday
morning runs. It's the first council to introduce such a charge.
Faun from Sedgemoor District Council, which owns Apex, says it
will not be following suit.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Sedgemoor District Council has
no plans to charge for the parkrun in Apex Park."
and Highbridge Parkruns are weekly free 5km timed running events
that take place every Saturday at 9am.
Burnham and Highbridge Park Run launched at Apex Park in June
last year and the events attract up to 200 runners each week.
Runs are free to join, but runners need to sign
up online here to get a unique barcode that enables them to
log their finishing times each week.
are delighted and amazed at how quickly the event has grown,"
organiser Reg Huxtable from Burnham Harriers running club told
weekly Park Runs start at Highbridge's Apex Park
pledged by councils to new Burnham-On-Sea health project
for new running events at Highbridge's Apex Park gather pace