PHOTOS: Junior Parkrun Looks Forward To RTE Cameras Next Week

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Kathleen Murphy and Cathal McDonagh with Rory McDonagh, Rían McDonagh and Maeve McDonagh at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

THERE was another great turnout at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday and there will be even bigger crowds this coming weekend, as the RTE cameras are on the way.

The 2k course in the Town Park is proving a big hit with youngsters over the past number of weeks. The Park Run on Saturdays is 5k which is too long for younger runners, but the Sunday route is perfect to get children active.

So next week they’ll have the chance to show their running skills to a national audience.

“We have Operation Transformation coming as they wanted to film one of the Junior Parkruns in Ireland,” said one of the organisers, Moira Lynch Horgan.

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“We’re the fourth Junior Parkrun to be formed – the only one in Munster – with two in Dublin and one in Mayo. It’s all about children having fun. It’s a run, not a race and it’s about building self-esteem. It’s a very quick event with the route marshalled all the way around.”

The organisers are looking for as many children as possible to show up on Sunday to take part. To register for free click here Scroll down for photos…

Mary Louise O’Connor, Claire Walsh, Aidan Walsh, Hannah Walsh and Róisín Locke at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Ger and Annalise Breen at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caroline, Caoimhe and William Somers at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Noreen Noonan, Amy Noonan, Kieran Noonan, Jamie Moynihan, Saoirse Moynihan and Rian Moynihan at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Martina, Ruth and Patrick Dowling at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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John Quilter, Eoin Commane, Ben O’Keeffe, Ciaran Commane, Tom Quilter, Rosarie Quilter and Ciara Quilter at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Volunteers at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Warming up at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Taking off at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Taking off at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Taking off at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Taking off at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Taking off at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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