A council has voted to become the first in the world to charge Parkrun a fee for the use of its grounds.
About 300 adults and children regularly take part in two free, timed runs organised by Parkrun UK in Little Stoke Park, near Bristol, on Saturdays.
Parkrun’s ethos is for the event to be free and open to everyone.
Stoke Gifford Parish Counci said it was “unfair” to expect non-participating residents to pay for path upkeep and voted six to four in favour of charges.
Parkrun organises 850 runs in 12 countries.
Organisers have previously warned the event, in Little Stoke, south Gloucestershire, would end if a charge was imposed.
The weekly event has attracted 4,083 registered runners since its launch in 2012.
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