Lets Get Telford Active

Get active at an event near you

Find something you love. Over 20 events are taking place this year for you, your friends and family to join in with.

Exercise is much more fun and easier when you’re with friends or family, and have the right support.

And regardless of age, background or ability, everyone should be able to take part in sport or activity.

So we’ve funded 20 ‘Let’s Get Telford Active’ projects, led by the community, to take place this year.

Each one aims to provide a fun and friendly way for people to develop a love for activity if they are out of practice – or even for people to get active for the first time.

The events we have funded have been developed by people in communities for people in communities. This is about the community coming together to encourage people to be active.

Touch Rugby

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Whether you want to hone your fitness or have a great time exercising with friends, this really is social fitness at its best.

Telford Hornets are providing Touch rugby sessions in a friendly environment for men and women of all abilities to get involved. Everyone is welcome.

BMX Novice Sessions

Date: Every Wednesday
Location: Duce Drive, Dawley

People of all ages and abilities can experience the excitement and the thrill of BMX riding by taking part in Novice Sessions provided by the Wrekin Riders every Wednesday.

Bikes and helmets hire is available but riders are encouraged to bring their own helmet and pair of gloves to wear.

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Turn up on the day. Ask any questions to The Wrekin Riders on their Facebook page.

Telford and Wrekin Borough 5Ks

Location and Dates: Madeley – 21 August , Oakengates – 11 September, Newport – Spring, and Wellington – Spring

Telford Athletic Club are hosting a series of 5Ks across the borough for anyone to take part in.

The Madeley 5K has now taken place, you can see how it went.

Cricket for all

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Location: Various across Telford and Wrekin
Dates: During the school summer holiday

The Shropshire Cricket Board will be providing free taster sessions for boys and girls aged 5-8. Anyone taking part will be given a free bat and ball.

Women aged 12 and up can also taken part in soft ball cricket sessions taking place at the same time. Each promises a fun party atmosphere with music.

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Find out when, where, and how you can take part in this event.

Kick-start Health and Wellbeing Roadshow

Meet the Kickstart team

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Kickstart your 2019.

A roadshow of free activities will visit village halls throughout the summer showcasing ideas for healthy lifestyles, fitness and well-being opportunities.

Taster sessions, a variety of sports, games and fitness activities for all ages and abilities will be taking place including rugby, yoga, climbing, kids kombat, archery, football an more.

Netball Workplace League

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More than 120 players signed up to play in Telford’s netball workplace league this summer. Many had never played before or had not played in a long time.

Match are being played Mondays from June 3 through to July 8 with a trophy awarded to the winning team.

Great Dawley Town Council’s summer programme

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Date: During the school summer holidays
Location: Dawley

Great Dawley Town Council are offering no shortage of free activities allowing people to try; tennis, cricket, crown green bowls, an outdoor gym, guided walks, gentle chair exercises and many others.

Open to a mixture of ages and abilities.

Couch to 10K in Oakengates

The Hartshill Runners are running a 12 week course aimed for beginners that will take you from your couch to a 10k run. The course consists of 3 sessions per week for a 12 weeks.

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Join other beginners looking to radically improve their lifestyles. Sign up now.

Telford Schools Half Marathon

  • Young people taking part in the schools half marathon
  • Young person celebrating
  • Young people taking part in the schools half marathon

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On the 15 June more than 450 pupils took part in the Telford & Wrekin Primary Schools Half Marathon.

The challenge saw children run the final 1.1 mile of a cumulative half marathon, having completed the initial 12 miles at school over previous weeks.

Sutton Hill Community Centre

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Get active with family friendly activities throughout the summer at Hub on The Hill, the Sutton Hill Community Centre.

There will be family activity days involving, group walks, and rounders.

Children’s activities are taking place on the Tuesday and Thursday of the middle 4 weeks of the school holiday, all the sporting activities are being provided by Streetkings with arts and crafts activities taking place in the church.

Carl Dowd Mckenzie Recovery Football Festival

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This six-a side football festival will be raising awareness around recovery from substance misuse and mental health. It will also be a celebration and in memory of the life of Carl Dowd Mckenzie, who passed away recently and was a well-respected member of the recovery fraternity.

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Specific criteria applies for people who want to take part in this event. The festival is open to those who have experience in recovering from substance misuse.

Arthog Outdoor Sports experience

Date: September date TBC
Location: Arthog Outreach at the Short Wood Centre in Wellington

If you love the great outdoors, then come along and discover Telford’s best kept secret, Arthog Outreach at the Short Wood Centre in Wellington.

Opening for one special day, visitors can have a go at some of the activities on offer right on their doorstep including the climbing, bush craft and orienteering all delivered by experienced instructors.

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More information about how you can take part in this event is coming soon.

Daily Mile Track opening: Grange Park Primary School

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More than 350 pupils now have access to an all-weather track allowing them to take part in the daily mile, an international scheme helping to improve their physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.

Visit https://thedailymile.co.uk/ to learn more and get your school involved.

All weather track opening: Lightmoor Village Primary School

A fun run (or walk if that suits you better!) for all ages and abilities will be taking place to celebrate the opening of the an all weather track at Lightmoor Village Primary.

10k Oakengates Race

Date: October
Location: TBC

Hartshill Runners will be organising a new and exciting 10K race around the outskirts of Oakengates in October 2019.

Get ready for your 10k race with support and a training plan and that lasts approximately 16 weeks.

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More information about how you can take part in this event is coming soon.

Celebration of Woodside

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Date: Starting 29 June
Location: Park Lane Centre, Park Lane, Woodside, TF7 5QZ

Families are invited to take part in activities programme across the year, during school holidays and after school.

Outdoors there will be cycling, circus skills, street sports and basketball and free play equipment to encourage young people to be active throughout the summer whenever they choose.

Indoors, activities will be arranged in the community centre with local sports and leisure centres in the school holiday periods.

Wellington Wellbeing Picnic

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Date: June 30, 12noon – 3pm
Location: Bowring Park Wellington

Being active doesn’t have to mean doing exercise. The Friends of Bowring Park are holding a relaxed community picnic that will have bags of health and wellbeing advice, activities for children including face painting, informal games and activities for all including rounders, tennis, yoga, zumba, tai chi and even a dog show.

A great event for those looking for activities that are more laid back.

Allscott Heath Sports Club Family Fun Day

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Over 200 people came out in the sunshine to try out archery, bowls, cricket, football and more at event hosted by Allscott Heath Sports Club Family Fun Day.

Shropshire & Telford United Women’s Association Sports Day

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Get active with other ladies aiming to lose weight. Take part in archery, netball, and rounders.

All weather track opening: Wrockwardine wood C.E. Junior School

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An all-weather track will be installed on the school field for so that activities to keep pupils active can take place every day.

Donnington Partnership CIO

Go from the couch to 5k with the support of trained run leaders over 10 weeks.

Join in with other people looking to run their first ever 5k at the Donnington 5K20.

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More information about how you can take part in this event is coming soon.

Get Telford Walking

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Date: 19 May
Location: GP surgeries across Telford and Wrekin

Starting from GP surgeries across Telford and Wrekin a range walks including, short circular walks of 1-2 miles and longer walks from each surgery that join sections of the 50 mile trail took place.

The longer walks converged in Telford Town Park.

7 comments

  1. The Macmillan cancer support summertime walk takes place on Sunday 21 July from Telford hornets rugby club. There is a 12 mile walk around Telford and a 3 mile family walk. Visit http://www.regevent.co.uk to sign up. Or facebook MacmillanSummertimeWalk.

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