New Kirkby playground and fun run event

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New playground equipment is set to be unveiled later this month in Kirkby.

It will be unveiled, along with resurfaced all weather hockey and football pitch as Active Ashfield’s Fun Walk, Run, Cycle event takes place on Sunday 26th April at Kingsway Park, Kirkby.

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, with all entry fees being donated to O.A.S.I.S (Olympians from Ashfield Support in Sport).

People can choose to walk, run or wheelchair the mile course, run 5k and can also choose to cycle a mile or 5k.

Everyone will receive a medal and drawstring bag when they complete the walk/run or cycle (you don’t have to do both unless you want to).

There will also be free, fun activities on the park for anyone to take part in during the morning.

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, whilst raising funds to help our local Olympians and Paralympians”.

For more information contact the Community Wellbeing Team on 01623 457410, e-mail