In Pictures: The 50,000th runner crosses the finishing line in Wakefield Thornes parkrun

Wakefield Thornes parkrun celebrated a significant milestone last Saturday when its 50,000th finisher crossed the line.

Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 11:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 12:04 pm
Wakefield Thornes parkrun attracted a field of 334 last Saturday.

The popular 5k in Thornes Park was formed on September 20 2014 and going into last weekend’s instalment, 7,177 participants had completed 49,966 parkruns between them.

The free event attracted a field of 334 for last Saturday’s timed run and Nathan Rugg was the lucky person to claim 34th place and become the 50,000th runner to cross the line since it was established.

Read Thursday's Wakefield Express for more pictures from Saturday's event.

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A team of volunteers make Wakefield Thornes parkrun a success each week
Parkrun is a free event, open to all
Last Saturday was the 225th Wakefield Thornes parkrun
A runner closes in on the finishing line.
All runners are timed as they cross the finish line.
The 5k route meanders its way through Thornes Park