The car park for this parkrun is located around 500 metres from the park at the local leisure centre. Allow enough time to get from the car park to the run if travelling by car. Of course, car need not be your only means of getting to this parkrun. The local bus station is close to the start line with buses servicing Limavady from the surrounding area stopping here. There are changing facilities, showers and toilets available at the leisure centre.
This run is made up of three and a half laps around the course. The course is a path around the outside of the park which is very straightforward to follow. The course is entirely paved but is not entirely flat with a slight incline from the bottom of the park back up to the top. At the bottom of the park there is a short section where the course turns back on itself on the same path, which can get a little congested so be mindful of other runners at this section. The park itself is a long, narrow stretch of greenery enclosed in the middle of the town and is nice and quiet inside.
Volunteers prepare coffee in a small room at the leisure centre after the run, which has some seating so this is a great opportunity to sit down and chat with your fellow parkrunners.
Limavady was the home of Jane Ross, a woman who lived in the 1800’s and was a collector of unpublished melodies. Her most significant contribution to music was the collection and submission for publication of a tune that was to become known as the Londonderry air, which is now world famous as the music to the song: “Oh Danny Boy”.