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Exploration Place Parkrun

Wichita’s Parkrun is a vibrant event for outdoor enthusiasts and a fantastic free activity for our community. Held every Saturday at Exploration Place, Parkrun welcomes both runners and walkers for an organized and enjoyable experience. If you’re looking for a free, active weekend activity in Wichita, this is for you! Joining a group for a walk or run adds a social dimension to your exercise routine, making it more enjoyable and motivating.

I am not a fan of running, especially alone. This event is a great way to meet other active enthusiasts. Even if you aren’t a runner like myself, they say everyone is welcome. You can walk, jog, run, or even volunteer.

What is Exploration Place Parkrun?

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you!

Exploration Place Park Run Wichita

When is the Exploration Place Park Run?

Every Saturday at 8:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before you first come along. Only ever register with parkrun once and don’t forget to bring a scannable copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

Visit their website HERE. 

Exploration Place ParkRun

It is entirely organized by volunteers – email explorationplace@parkrun.com to help.

Every week, we grab a post-parkrun coffee at Exploration Place or Fartleks Running Store & Smoothie Shop. This is a great way to start your weekend and meet new friends.

Are you interested in Volunteering? 

See their volunteer page for information on how you can get involved.

Tips off their Website: 

Exploration Place Park Run

Why Rark Run on Saturdays is a Good Idea: 

  1. Motivation: Group activities provide a built-in support system. When you exercise with others, there’s a sense of accountability, and you’re more likely to stick to your routine.
  2. Social Interaction: It’s a great opportunity to connect with others who share similar fitness goals. You can chat, share experiences, and make new friends while staying active.
  3. Healthy Competition: Friendly competition within the group can be a powerful motivator. It pushes everyone to improve their performance, helping you achieve your fitness goals more efficiently.
  4. Variety and Fun: Group activities often introduce variety into your routine. Instead of a solo jog, you might try group runs, races, or even themed walks. The variety keeps things interesting and fun.
  5. Safety: Exercising in a group can enhance safety, especially during outdoor activities. There’s a collective awareness that helps ensure everyone’s well-being.
  6. Emotional Support: Whether you’re celebrating achievements or overcoming challenges, having a supportive group around you can boost your mood and provide emotional support.
  7. Consistency: Group activities often have scheduled times, which can help you establish a consistent exercise routine. The regularity contributes to better fitness outcomes.

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