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
Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand and we’d like to share parkrun Australia’s story of their very own CEO, Tim Oberg, who talked about his own personal experiences with anxiety last year in the lead up to World Mental Health Day (10th October), and this year again received an overwhelming response from…
Ming will be remembered fondly at Barry Curtis parkrun and we thank his family for letting us share his parkrun story here. Ming obviously endeared himself to his parkrun community and this was just a tiny part of his life, but it’s a reminder to us all how each parkrun community can become an extension…