Read more › News - 29th September 2016

Celebrations all round!

This week we are proud to unveil the latest video we filmed at Reigate Priory parkrun and Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K, which welcomed runners of all levels to the beautiful Surrey countryside setting.   The races were started by the brilliant Dame Kelly Holmes, who we were lucky enough to chat to…

Read more › News - 28th September 2016

Family fundraising

Two cousins who enjoy parkrun from different sides of the UK are raising money for parkrun’s official charity partner, Alzheimer’s Research UK.   Heather Anderson, who is local to both Frimley and Rushmoor parkrun, signed up to the charity’s latest campaign Running Down Dementia in memory of her nana Mabel Walker, who was diagnosed with…

Read more › News - 28th September 2016

One month’s cover FREE with VitalityHealth insurance

As the insurer that rewards healthy habits, we’re running an offer parkrunners will love – one month of FREE health insurance*, if you join by 16 October 2016.   Our award-winning cover gives you fast access to high quality private care and treatment, including private GP video consultations within 48 hours, a choice of consultants…

Read more › News - 27th September 2016

Motivation is your best accessory

Motivation is your best accessory, and you can easily customize your Fitbit Alta™ tracker with different metal, leather or classic bands that fit your personal style. With an exclusive parkrunner price of £92.99 the new Fitbit Alta activity tracker is now in the store. Slim & stylish – track your steps, sleep and calories burned in style….

Dawn Watson and Savannah running at Livingstone parkrun
Read more › News - 25th September 2016

Savanna’s story

Trying to get my youngest daughter involved in any type of sport has always been a big challenge.   Savanna suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and has OCD tendencies, which makes her very anxious and causes her to over-analyse almost everything. For several years eating out as a family wasn’t possible because she was…

Sheffield Hallam
Read more › News, Press - 14th September 2016

parkrun announced as major partner of Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University

parkrun has teamed up with sports scientists, engineers, psychologists and public health experts from Sheffield Hallam University to develop ways to improve the health and wellbeing of the UK population.   The new partnership, which was launched at Sheffield Hallam parkrun on Saturday 10 September, will enable academics at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC)…

David Mushet
Read more › News - 5th September 2016

A new lease of life

Leading up to Greenock parkrun’s second anniversary, parkrunners were invited to note down in a book their reasons for participating. David Mushet wrote the following:    “I started parkrun after Richard Cooper suggested that the flat paved course would be ideal training for representing Great Britain in the World Transplant Games. Everyone was supportive and…

Adrian and Oliver Kowal
Read more › News - 12th June 2016

One in a million

BODY PAR IN BOLD TO UPDATE My five-year-old son Oliver has not had an easy life. He was born by emergency C-section and when he was passed over to me he had a nasty rasp to his breathing. He was quickly taken away from me and rushed into the neonatal intensive care unit.   The medical staff…

Read more › News, Press - 13th May 2016

parkrun voted ‘National Inspiring Initiative’ at Women’s Sport Awards

We are thrilled to announce that parkrun UK has been voted the winner of the ‘National Inspiring Initiative’ category at the 2016 Women’s Sport Trust Awards.   The award, decided by a public vote, recognises a high profile national initiative that is having a significant impact on progressing sport for women and girls across the…

one million
Read more › News, Press - 13th May 2016

parkrun celebrates its one millionth UK participant

From humble beginnings in 2004, with 13 runners and a handful of volunteers, parkrun has developed into the UK’s largest provider of free physical activity. Such has been our success that last weekend we saw the one millionth unique parkrunner complete one of our 491 UK events – numbers which are growing every weekend.  …

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