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Read more › News - 8th February 2017

Cast your vote: The Running Awards

Enjoyed Running Down Dementia or Donate Your Time? If you had fun taking on these challenges vote for us in The Running Awards 2017.   The charity has already beaten tough competition from across the UK to make it to the final few in the Large Charity category and Running Down Dementia has made it…

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Read more › News - 7th February 2017

Intersport photoshoot preview and thanks to all partners and volunteers!

As you know, here at Intersport we like to get out and about and last weekend we had the pleasure of visiting Alice Holt parkrun in Hampshire. As well as seeing many wonderful parkrunners complete the multi terrain course through the beautiful forest, we were excited to host a photoshoot at Alice Holt to showcase…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 6th February 2017

junior parkrun welcomes 100,000th participant

junior parkrun in the UK welcomed its 100,000th different participant at the weekend, as more than 11,000 4-14 year-olds took part across the 147 events.   Each junior parkrun, which are 2k in length, is established and coordinated entirely by volunteers from local communities. Around 2,000 people give their time every weekend to ensure the events take place…

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Read more › News, Press - 4th February 2017

parkrun announces landmark partnership with Vitality

We are excited to announce a landmark partnership with Health and Life insurer Vitality, who will become the first presenting partner for parkrun UK.   The three-year partnership was officially launched this morning at Sheffield Hallam parkrun by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Vitality Ambassador and Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill.   Vitality has been…

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Read more › News - 3rd February 2017

No different from the next runner

22-year-old university student Namrah Shahid had never run before taking part in Woodhouse Moor parkrun for the first time last April.   By her own admission she was instantly hooked, and Namrah is now working with Leeds University to encourage other female Muslims to take part in physical activity by breaking down some of the…

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Read more › News - 2nd February 2017

Feedback from the Field

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December and had a mastectomy on the 4th of January. Five days later, with drain still in situ and the drainage bottle tucked down inside my trousers, I ran to the end of my road and back. On Saturday I did my first ‘post op’ parkrun and came…

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Read more › News - 31st January 2017

Susie Chan on why parkrun is great for everyone

You may be surprised to see endurance runner Susie Chan, who has finished in the top 10 women at the legendary Marathon des Sables and completed many other ultra-marathons, down at her local parkrun. But as we all know, parkrun means many things to many people and that is the beauty of it.   Here…

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Read more › News - 31st January 2017

2017 Vitality London 10,000

Need a new running challenge? Take on the Vitality London 10k for Alzheimer’s Research UK like dedicated parkrunner Paul Forshaw, who has reached the 250-parkrun milestone, in his bid to defeat dementia for his mum.   Sadly, Paul lost his mother Muriel to Alzheimer’s disease in November. He has run many races in her honour…

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Read more › News - 30th January 2017

Volunteering survey – calling all parkrunners!

We are a team of researchers based at Kingston University and St. George’s University of London carrying out research into volunteering at parkrun. We’re looking for parkrunners, whether you’ve volunteered or not, to take part in a short survey. It should take around five minutes.   Taking part is simple. Whether you’ve volunteered or not,…

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Read more › News - 29th January 2017

For everyone to enjoy

The National Trust has been hosting a parkrun at Fell Foot in the Lake District since October 2014. It’s one of 25 5k parkruns and two junior parkruns that currently take place on National Trust properties across the UK.   Fell Foot parkrun is a popular event on the beautiful shoreline of lower Lake Windermere,…

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