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Jog into January in the Derbyshire Dales.

Local people can jog into January in two of Derbyshire Dales’ beautiful larger parks, which are hosting family friendly events.

Matlock’s Hall Leys Park is the venue for a 3k “walk, jog, wheel, run” event on Saturday 15 January and Ashbourne’s Recreation Ground will host an identical event the following Saturday, 22 January.

Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Sports Development Team are working with GetActiveLocally.co.uk to make the events happen for all ages and abilities.

The initiative is made possible by the Welcome Back Fund’, administered by the District Council, which uses European Regional Development Fund cash provided by the Government to help high streets recover from the pandemic.

Both events start at 10am and participants can sign up now at etchrock.com/challenge/buy-ticket/active-dales

There’s a small entry fee of £2.50 that includes a bottle of water and a medal – and the money will be reinvested into the park.

The District Council’s Community Development Manager Becky Bryan said

“This is an opportunity to get outside and get active with family and friends. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring – and what better than to get out into the beautiful parks and green spaces the Derbyshire Dales has to offer.
“We hope the events will encourage local people to experience all the fun of a participation event and encourage others from further afield to visit our parks and experience a great day out in the heart of our market towns.”

It is hoped that similar events will follow in Wirksworth and Bakewell.

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