THE WORLD-WIDE phenomena that is parkrun is set to come to Thurrock on Saturday October 10th.
Since launched in 2004, there are now over 69,000 of the 5k (3.1 mile) runs around the world.
The event takes place at Pyramid Centre, Heath Road, Chadwell St Mary, Essex, RM16 4XH on a two lap route.
The Thurrock parkrun has been organised by the tireless Trevor Rawson and he needs all the support he can get.
The first run will no doubt attract a lot of "park-run tourists" but after that a lot will depend on a core team of volunteers to marshal the course.
The key spirit of parkrun is inclusivity. Everyone is welcome and you are running, walking against yourself.
There is no charge. All you need is a barcode which you can access through the website at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/thurrock/
See you there on October 10th.