Auldcathie Park makes history as Scotland’s biggest ever inaugural Parkrun
Winchburgh’s first Parkrun at Auldcathie District Park has set two new records – one for the highest attendance ever recorded at a Scottish inaugural Parkrun and the other for being the busiest in Scotland.
An incredible 601 people took part in the first event which saw Winchburgh Developments Limited providing the main sponsorship and further contributions from most of the other key housebuilders in Winchburgh, including ourselves, to bring this initiative forward for the community to enjoy. We are very proud to have shown our support for this regular community event from its early concept stage and we are equally delighted with the success of its launch, whose 601 runners included a senior member of our team.
Parkrun is a volunteer-led, 5km challenge that takes place every weekend at locations all over the world with 68 across Scotland alone. The Saturday morning runs are designed to bring together people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds to participate for free as walkers, runners, or volunteers.
Cutting the ribbon on the start line, Bo’ness based Paralympian and world record holding wheelchair racer, Ben Rowlings, said: “It’s amazing to have Parkrun come to Winchburgh and just incredible to see this level of turnout. The events are a great way to get people up and active and having the first Winchburgh park run at the start of the year sets an active tone for the rest of the year. The new winchburgh course makes the Parkrun event even more inclusive."