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New Harraby Fitness Trail to be opened this Saturday

On Saturday 24th August at 11am members of the public are invited to the opening of a new outdoor fitness trail in Harraby, Carlisle.

This new facility has been funded by Cumbria County Council, National Lottery, Cumbria Community Foundation and Harraby Together We Can with support from Carlisle City Council and aims to increase physical activity in those age 14 and over.

Cyril Weber, Councillor for Harraby North, said: “I’m delighted by what we are achieving in Harraby, by working with partners we’ve continued to develop the facilities available to the local community and people of Carlisle.

“The addition of the new outdoor fitness trail will provide easy access to a free fitness facility, it looks like great fun and I can’t wait to see people using it. We hope the local community will join us this Saturday for the opening and activities.”

Between 11am – 3pm on Saturday there will be a range of free family-friendly activities taking place on the site of the brand new fitness trail which is adjacent to Harraby Community Centre.

Highlights to look forward to include:

  • Staff from the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise, GLL, will be on hand to show people how to use the fitness trail, they’ll be giving out freebies and offering to put together simple training plans.
  • Active Cumbria will be delivering a range of activities including ‘Activate’ sessions at Harraby Sports Campus.
  • Community walk leaders will be running 3 led walks at 11am, 12pm and 1pm. The walks have been tailored for specific groups – at 11am there’s a ‘buggy walk’ for families, 12pm there’s a pet-friendly ‘doggy walk’ and at 1pm it’s the ‘shuffle’.
  • The Harraby Sports Campus and 3g pitches will be open between 12pm – 3pm with free access for all ages. Skills sessions will also run on the cycling track with bikes and helmets available to use or people can bring their own.

This event has been organised in partnership with Cumbria County Council, Carlisle City Council, GLL, British Cycling, Active Cumbria, Harraby Community Centre and Harraby Together We Can.

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