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Read more › Press - 31st October 2017

First prison based parkrun set to launch

Prisoners are set to participate in weekly parkrun events for the first time from this Saturday (4 November), thanks to a pioneering initiative between parkrun UK and HMP Haverigg, a Category C prison in Cumbria that has 286 prisoners.   parkrun UK, a non-profit organisation that supports 670 communities across the country to coordinate free…

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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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Read more › News, Press - 21st July 2017

Exodus Travels are official partners of parkrun

Placing the same importance on supporting the local community as us, parkrun was a natural organisation for Exodus to support!   As experts in adventure travel around the world, much of what we do depends upon the local community.  We know that without a strong local community a lot of experiences that our travellers have…

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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…

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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, 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,…

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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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