Read more › News - 18th September 2018

First prison-based parkrun in Ireland launches

A total of 27 runners and walkers completed seven and a half laps at the inaugural Progression parkrun, the first prison-based parkrun in Ireland. Run Director on the day, Richard Bruce, explain more:    Progression parkrun is a closed event in the grounds of the Progression Unit, in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. 17 inmates, accompanied…

Clonmel parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 12th September 2018

parkrun Ireland celebrates 100 events!

In recent months we have seen a few significant milestones at parkrun in Ireland, such as the one millionth parkrun finisher, and this weekend we will reach yet another with our 100th event starting in Tyrrelstown, Dublin. By coincidence, the land manager for our 100th event is Fingal County Council – the same landlord as…

Griffeen junior parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 11th September 2018

Vhi hosting parkrun roadshow at Marlay junior and Westport parkruns

Following on from the success of the Vhi roadshow at parkruns across Ireland, Vhi is calling on families to experience junior parkrun as it launches a series of special junior parkrun roadshows to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland. junior parkruns are 2k timed events catering for 4 to 14year olds at all fitness levels. They… (1)
Read more › News - 11th September 2018

Training: it’s all about quality, not quantity

Here at Intersport we love to run, and we know how tempting it is to up the mileage to feel like we’ve done a better workout. Of course, that is a great way to keep fit and increase endurance – but did you know that you can supercharge your workout by training smarter, rather than…

Read more › News - 5th September 2018

Get active using your local park or open space

Here at Intersport we’re aware that there are many different ways to get active and strong, and plenty of these don’t involve going to the gym. For those without gym access, or who simply prefer to use their garden or local park to get moving, we have compiled a list of some of the most…

Read more › News - 5th September 2018

Wexford parkrunner named Vhi parkrun Hero

Stuart Van Der Bliake from Johnstown parkrun, Wexford has been named a Vhi parkrun Hero as he picked up the award for July.   The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or volunteers….

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Read more › News - 5th September 2018

parkrun Ireland announces partnership with Gaisce – The President’s Award

Gaisce, The President’s Award and parkrun Ireland have today announced a partnership that will see parkrun become an official challenge partner for Gaisce.   parkruns are free, socially focussed, volunteer-led 5k events that take place at 9:30am every Saturday in 80 different parks and open spaces across Ireland, and are open to people of all…

Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Mary’s parkrun story

Mary Davey came to Sligo parkrun in January 2017 and set out to walk her first parkrun. By the summer she had joined the core team, and took on the role of Run Director for the first time in December 2017. At the same time she joined a Couch 2 5k group and by early…

Read more › News - 29th August 2018


Táim ag obair le Oireachtas na Gaeilge agus is é an ról atá agam ná deiseanna a chruthú do chainteoirí Gaeilge teacht le chéile. Mar reathaí agus mar dhuine atá an-tógtha le parkrun, shocraigh mé go gcuirfeadh muid bandaí rosta le ‘Ta Gaeilge agam’ ar fáil do rannpháirtithe parkrun thart timpeall na tíre a bhfuil…

Read more › News - 29th August 2018

parkrun Profile: Ardgillan parkrun

Ardgillan parkrun in Balbriggan, County Dublin, was the seventh parkrun to start in Ireland when it launched in February 2014. Event Director Paul Bissett reveals what makes this event so easy on the eye and hard on the lungs!    Malahide parkrun, the first in Ireland, started in November 2012 and I went along to…