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Runners flock to Aura’s new 5k community events

Aura Wales recently held two 5,000 metres running events from its leisure centres in Deeside and Mold. The 5k runs are free to anyone registered with Aura and provide an opportunity for individuals to engage in outdoor exercise either socially or with a more competitive edge!

The inaugural ‘Run Aura’ 5k event took place from Deeside Leisure Centre on 19 November and included Queensferry’s ‘blue bridge’ and railway bridge as part of the course. The follow-up event took place from Mold Leisure Centre on 17 December and took runners through the town centre, up the Ruthin Road and past the former gaol.

Speaking after the Mold 5k run, Simon Jenkins, event organiser and a member of Mold’s fitness team, said: “The run turned out to be a windy affair with the runners battling a strong headwind on the finishing straight. However, some very positive times were still posted. Runners I spoke with after the event really enjoyed the route and the atmosphere on the day.”

Alan Duppa, Aura’s Fitness Supervisor, stated: “Aura is running these monthly events to support community and group exercise in a structured, friendly and fun way. We are looking to roll out these events across other sites in the coming months and, if the level of customer interest and uptake continues, we will hopefully look to hold larger events in the future including 10k runs and, potentially, half marathons!”

For further information on ‘Run Aura’ events, please contact

Deeside 5k Run 19 Nov23Mold 5k Run 17 Dec23



Photo (left): Deeside runners pass Queensferry’s ‘blue bridge’ on 19 November.

Photo (right): Mold runners at the 5k finish line on 17 December.



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