22 May 2023
By Bryan McCarthy
Ballincollig parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9:30am. It is a a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you! If you want an official time you need to register at https://www.parkrun.ie/ballincollig/. The event is now run in association with VHI. The Health insurance firm recently began supporting a ‘parkrun practice’ initiative which was set up by parkrun Ireland in collaboration with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) to encourage GP practices to develop close links with their local parkrun and encourage patients and carers to take part in their local parkrun to help build local communities centred on wellness.
Celebrity Irish international track and field athlete David Gillick attended Saturday’s parkrun in Ballincollig.