Accommodation for Lowestoft Parkrun
Here in Suffolk you’ll find the most easterly Parkrun in the UK and we think one of the most enjoyable routes. If you’re a Parkrun Tourist this is definitely one you’ll want to get under your belt. Lowestoft Park Run, was set up with the support of Access Community Trust by Rob Fawcett and his team of volunteers in October 2015 and has gone from strength to strength, attracting in the region of 220-250 participants each week. The Lowestoft Parkrun team recently won Community Champion of the Year award at the Stars of Lowestoft & Waveney Awards 2017, fitting recognition for the well-managed, friendly and all-welcoming event that they run week-in, week-out.
Lowestoft is famous for its golden sandy beach and Parkrun Lowestoft makes the most of the town’s finest asset. It sets off from the East Point Pavilion, heading south along the seafront. There’s a lower and upper promenade enroute so a couple of challenging slopes to tackle, but they are rewarded with a long and gentle downhill stretch. During the run you can take in the views of the beach, the colourful beach huts that line the prom, traditional seaside landscaped gardens at Wellington Esplanade and views towards the cliffs at Pakefield. You’ll be supported along the route by the Parkrun volunteers, giving you helping words of encouragement and at the end you’ll be greeted with a smile and a cheer from local supporters.
After you’ve completed your 5k, you’ll be in need of refreshment, so why not pay a visit to the Sunrise Café and Ice Cream Parlour. Located right on the beachfront you will have passed it, together with the wafts of bacon and freshly ground coffee twice during your route. There’s no better spot in town to sit back and watch the world go by with a delicious breakfast and the sun on your face.
If you’re thinking of combining your cottage holiday in Suffolk with a bit of Parkrun tourism, why not consider staying in one of these lovely properties, all within easy reach of Lowestoft: