Get out and get fit with Active Ashfield at Kingsway Park

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Get on your bike, or your feet, this weekend and celebrate the opening of a great new local facility.

Active Ashfield’s fun walk, run and, cycle event is set to take place on Sunday, April 26, at Kingsway Park, Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

The event is being held to coincide with the launch of the 2015 Active Ashfield Games, and the park’s new playground equipment and re-surfaced all-weather sports pitches.

Carol Hallam, community wellbeing team leader at Ashfield District Council, said: “This is a great way for people to get together with friends and family to take part in activity in a fun environment, while raising funds to help our local Olympians and Paralympians.”

Participants can sign up on the day between 9am and 9.45am at a cost of £3 per person, or £5 per family of four.

All entry fees will be donated to Olympians from Ashfield Support in Sport (OASIS).

OASIS is a voluntary group helping local athletes selected for the Olympic or Paralympic Games, like Kirkby’s 2012 swimming gold medalist Oliver Hynd.

Participants can opt to walk, run, cycle or use a wheelchair on a course of one mile or five kilometres.

Everyone who completes their chosen distance will receive a medal and drawstring bag.

There will also be free, fun activities for the whole family on the park during the morning.

For more information contact the Community Wellbeing Team on 01623 457410, e-mail c.hallam@ashfield-dc.gov.uk or look up the Active Ashfield Facebook page.

Active Ashfield is a network of organisations working to provide opportunities for people to get involved in sport and physical activity develop healthy lifestyles .