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Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Keppel parkrun – the world’s first in a Young Offenders Institution

In September 2017 I participated in the Wetherby 10k, which takes place around town centre. As I ran over the bridge towards HM YOI Wetherby, a male juveniles prison where I am employed as a social worker, I started to think about the benefits of running for young people who are remanded or sentenced to…

SPRINGHILL PARKRUN START
Read more › News - 7th August 2018

Springhill parkrun: The world’s first in an open prison

Springhill parkrun in Buckinghamshire became the third prison parkrun in the world, and the first to take place in an open prison, when it launched in June 2018. Amanda Burnham, Head of Security at HMP Springhill, tells us how the idea for a prison parkrun came about, and the impact it is already having after…

OUR IMPACT2
Read more › News - 25th April 2018

A healthier and happier planet

Our work is guided by the philosophy, increasingly supported by research, that participation in parkrun contributes to improved health and wellbeing. This is now reflected in our mission statement “a healthier and happier planet”, as parkrun’s Health and Wellbeing Lead Chrissie Wellington explains.   The benefits of physical activity are only the tip of the iceberg…