Edgbaston Reservoir Parkrun launches
The brand new Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun event, which culminates at Birmingham’s new island community, Port Loop, has successfully launched following a 15 month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants were thrilled to finally take on the new 5k course together, which sees walkers, joggers, and runners complete two laps of Edgbaston Reservoir. Supported entirely by volunteers, the free of charge, weekly, community event will now take place every Saturday at 9am. Everyone is welcome at parkrun and the new course offers an opportunity for the local community to enjoy some of Birmingham’s incredible waterside and green spaces.
The new addition to parkrun’s 2,200+ events around the world has been supported with funding from Port Loop developers, Urban Splash and Places for People. The funding enabled essential improvements to the course, ensuring it was ready to welcome the community for the debut event last Saturday (14 August 2021). Port Loop is also providing participants with a social space for post-event catch ups at The Floating Front Room cafe, located at The Barge in South Loop Park, just a short walk from the Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun finish area.
Adam Willetts, Project Director for Port Loop, commented on the launch: “We are incredibly excited to mark the first Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun and welcome ‘parkrunners’ to Port Loop post-run.