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Read more › News, Press - 20th May 2017

parkrun UK announces exciting new partnership with Leeds Building Society

parkrun UK is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Leeds Building Society that will see the two organisations collaborate to support local communities across the country.   The partnership was launched on 20 May at Woodhouse Moor parkrun in Leeds, which in 2007 was the first-ever parkrun launched outside of London.   The…

Jess Ennis-Hill and PSH Vitality launch
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, Press - 13th January 2017

parkrun partners with CSM Active

parkrun UK is delighted to announce a new partnership with CSM Active, the new mass participation events division of CSM Sport & Entertainment.   CSM Active is a division of CSM Sport and Entertainment, which is chaired by Lord Sebastian Coe. It will launch a number of brand new major closed road running events providing…

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Read more › News, Press - 9th October 2016

parkrun UK submission to Public Parks Inquiry

Written evidence submitted by parkrun UK to the Community and Local Government Select Committee Inquiry into Public Parks, October 2016   Summary parkrun is the biggest recreational running event in the country, offering free timed 5k and 2k runs every weekend. We operate mainly in parks, working in partnership with landowners to improve health, encourage exercise,…

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Read more › News, Press - 6th October 2016

parkrun announces partnership with Women in Sport

parkrun is delighted to announce a partnership with Women in Sport, with a vision to help transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.   By drawing on unique insight, Women in Sport aims to champion the right of every woman and girl in the UK to take part in,…

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)…

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Read more › Press - 13th September 2016

parkrun and GoodGym join forces to help vulnerable people

parkrun and GoodGym, two of the UK’s biggest providers of free, organised physical activity and volunteering have joined forces in an exciting new partnership to extend their positive impact by engaging runners in supporting 60,000 older people by 2020.   Since 2004, parkrun has grown from 13 runners in London’s Bushy Park to become the world’s…

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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…

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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.  …

BT sports awards
Read more › Awards, News, Press - 28th April 2016

parkrun UK wins Participation Event of the Year at Sport Industry Awards

parkrun UK has been awarded ‘Participation Event of the Year’ at the 2016 BT Sport Industry Awards in London.   The award recognises the significant growth of parkrun across the country over the past year, which has seen a substantial increase in the number of both 5k and 2k events, overall female registration passing 50%…

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