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Read more › News - 13th September 2017

Intersport exclusive giveaway for parkrunners

We have teamed up with one of our brands for a fantastic giveaway.   Spend just £75 on ASICS footwear at Intersport and you will receive a free Run Pack worth £40 (while stocks last)! The Run Packs include a water bottle, headphones and a three pack of running socks – what are you waiting…

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Read more › News - 13th September 2017

Lucas, 6, completes 100-mile challenge

As part of our Running Down Dementia challenge we’ve been asking people to run 100km — but primary school pupil Lucas Baldwin went a lot further in his effort to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.   Lucas, who has recently celebrated his sixth birthday, ran a mile a day for 100 days and has…

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Read more › News - 13th September 2017

#parkrunTogether for your chance to win!

Are you ready for another weekend of #parkrunTogether?   Don’t forget that throughout the month of September you could win £1500 in vouchers from our friends at Exodus Travels if you enter our parkrun UK competition.   It’s easy to enter. Simply…   1. Take a friend along to your local parkrun event…   2….

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Read more › News - 13th September 2017

What makes Co-op and parkrun so special

Each week we will be featuring guest bloggers to tell us about their experiences first-hand. The very first Co-op parkrun blogger is Helen O’Neil who has completed 110 parkruns across 26 different locations. We couldn’t think of anyone better qualified to explain what makes Co-op and parkrun so special, Helen’s enthusiasm for both is infectious!  …

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Read more › News - 12th September 2017

parkrun Deutschland Road Trip – Day Five

Over the past week, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Global Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams were in Germany to meet and run with amazing people who are interested in helping to launch parkrun in the beautiful country of Germany. Tom kept us updated with a daily diary – here is day five!   The final…

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Read more › News - 10th September 2017

parkrun Deutschland Road Trip – Day Four

This week, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Global Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams are in Germany to meet and run with amazing people who are interested in helping to launch parkrun in the beautiful country of Germany. Tom is writing a daily diary – here is day four!   Writing this as we travel from Magdeburg…

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Read more › News - 9th September 2017

parkrun Deutschland Road Trip – Day Three

This week, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Global Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams are in Germany to meet and run with amazing people who are interested in helping to launch parkrun in the beautiful country of Germany. Tom is writing a daily diary – here is day three!   The post-parkrun social has been a key…

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Read more › News - 8th September 2017

parkrun Deutschland Road Trip – Day Two

This week, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Global Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams are in Germany to meet and run with amazing people who are interested in helping to launch parkrun in the beautiful country of Germany. Tom is writing a daily diary – here is day two!   Yesterday afternoon we said goodbye to Munich…

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Read more › News - 8th September 2017

A part of parkrun history

My parkrun journey began shortly after the first anniversary of Bushy parkrun, back in October 2005. I was already a runner then and had taken part in lots of running events, but parkrun appealed to me because a weekly 5k time trial (that allows you to test yourself over a set distance) was unique back…

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Read more › News, Press - 8th September 2017

Co-op become local convenience retail supporter of parkrun

We are delighted to announce that as of today, Co-op will become the first local convenience retail supporter of parkrun. Just like parkrun, Co-op has a deep connection with the local community and have over 2,500 stores serving at the heart of 1,500 communities.   Dedicated to improving the lives of those within the community,…

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