Over the past couple of years, as I’ve taken a step back from the day to day operations at parkrun, I’ve been working on a new project—something separate to parkrun but inspired by the hundreds of conversations I’ve had with folk at parkrun events all around the world over the last 14 years.
I’ve always wanted parkrun to be inclusive. To be encouraging and supportive. To remove as many barriers as possible to physical activity. And I’m immensely proud of what we have achieved together at parkrun: the world’s biggest running event positively impacting the health and happiness of more than three million people so far.
But one barrier has persisted. One that we’ve not been able to overcome through parkrun.
Read Paul’s mission in the following link
Megan Costello is the ED of Gisborne parkrun, which started in May this year. It’s situated in the far east of the North Island and is the first parkrun to see the sun worldwide! Megan tells us how she became involved in parkrun and setting up this picturesque parkrun: I initially became involved with parkrun…
There must be some very special dogs in Invercargill with fabulous owners! Here’s Fred, with his, sporting their tutus on what must be a recent 22 parkrun! Hi my name is Fred, I am the good looking one leading the way. I am a Yorkie Cairn cross and I was adopted from the SPCA…