Parkrun for prisoners

Thursday, 11 January 2018

PRISONERS at Magilligan have become the first in Northern Ireland to take part in a Parkrun event. The prisoners were joined by prison staff in the first of their weekly Parkrun events on Saturday January 6 as part of a pioneering initiative between Parkrun UK and Magilligan Prison.
Parkrun UK is a non-profit making organisation which supports communities to co-ordinate free, volunteer-led 5k and 2k events for walkers and runners.
The Magilligan event, or Lower Drummans Parkrun, takes place within the confines of the prison perimeter each Saturday and will see prisoners and staff involved as walkers, runners and volunteer organisers.


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