Located in Barrow Town Centre, the Love Barrow Running Festival will include;
Building on the great work by the local running clubs, schools and organisations, the aim of the day will be to inspire and encourage everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle.
We want to showcase all the physical activities available to people locally, regardless of their background, ability or age. From sports & social clubs to organised walks and weekly events, there is so much on offer to local people, this is the ideal platform to promote these.
The 10K run will take place on closed roads, incorporating the Town Centre, Barrow Park, Abbey Road, Greengate Street & Duke Street, creating a mass participation event in which spectators can line the streets to cheer on the runners.
Whether you’re going for the win or just want to finish with a smile, the #Life Leisure Love Barrow 10K is a flat and fast course which will provide runners with the best possible chance of achieving their goals & grabbing a PB.
The 10km route can be viewed here
The #BeWellFest is a Health & Well-being marketplace located in and outside The Forum, in the heart of the day’s events.
The overall aim is to promote good mental health; focussing on strategies to help improve people’s mental health with an emphasis on prevention.
Working with lots of local partners to deliver a series of displays & activities to raise awareness to increase and promote positives messages around mental health issues.
‘Positive mental health contributes to our overall wellbeing and is experienced when we can realise our own abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make a contribution to our community’
As well as helping people become more aware of different types of mental health problems and how to seek help, mental health awareness events are at their best when they focus also on prevention.
Following the successful 2018 #BeWellFest at Barrow AFC, #BeWellFest has become a recognised brand.
62.8% of adults in Barrow are obese, 1 in 4 of these individuals will suffer mental health issues this year.
Within our Health & Well-being Marketplace, there will be FREE Health MOT tests, including blood pressure checks and BMI Measurements. Health Professionals will be available for a chat and to advice & signpost people.
We believe that this festival will be a wonderful opportunity for local people to come along, have fun, meet other people and be inspired to lead a more active, healthy lifestyle.
This festival will gather the entire local community, from local runners, to spectators, young people, local service providers, schools… and volunteers.
Visit www.lifeleisurebarrowpark.com/love-barrow-running-festival to enter either race
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