Read more › News - 31st May 2023

Celebrate Global Running Day with Brooks

Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of the transformative power of running. On this special day, runners of all levels, from beginners to seasoned athletes, connect to embrace the joy and benefits of running. It’s an opportunity to celebrate your personal running journey, set new goals, and foster a sense of friendship with fellow…

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Read more › News - 31st May 2023

We’re one team

All around the world, we’ve seen more than 28,000 different people volunteer in the parkwalker role and together, they’ve parkwalked more than 52,000 times!   We speak to one of the parkwalkers, Cathy Hannon, about why she chooses to volunteer in her favourite role every Saturday morning. Cathy’s chronic condition means that parkwalking is the…

Read more › News - 29th May 2023

From a triple cancer whammy to parkrun!

76-year-old Doug Kneen (third from left) started parkrun following a diagnosis of bowel, prostate and skin cancer – all on the same day!   Doug explains how volunteering at parkrun gets him out of the house on a Saturday morning, and has had a major impact on his physical and mental health.   In February…

Read more › News - 23rd May 2023

Celebrating 10 years of the Ambassador Programme

This week we’re looking back on 10 years of the parkrun Ambassador Programme.   Ambassador roles enable more people to get involved with parkrun, share their knowledge, and support their communities health and happiness.   Find out how it all started, what the Ambassadors do and what we have achieved together.     Firstly, what…

Read more › News - 22nd May 2023

The Ghost 15: Your favourite running shoe, now more sustainable than ever

Are you looking for a shoe that combines comfort, support, and sustainability? Look no further than the Ghost 15, Brooks’ best-selling running shoe that’s beloved by runners everywhere. And now, it’s even better for the planet.   Let’s start with what makes the Ghost 15 such a great shoe for runners. First of all, it…

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Read more › News - 17th May 2023

parkrunning Xavier’s way

It’s an inflammatory opinion, but Xavier Bell says ‘Tail Walking sucks.’   This view may cause some consternation amongst parkrunners. Tail Walking is many people’s favourite volunteer role because of the leisurely pace, the chance to chat, and the bonus of both volunteer and walk/run credits.   Maybe Xavier’s honesty comes from the fact that…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2023

Brooks celebrates National Volunteer Week

In March, something incredible happened that brought a surge of excitement to Brooks Running and the parkrun team across Australia and New Zealand. We proudly announced that Brooks Running and parkrun will be partnering together for the next five years. Bringing the power of the run to everyone who wants to be involved.   As…

Read more › News - 16th May 2023

parkrun made it all easy

Rahema Mamodo writes about the sense of community she has felt at her local parkrun ever since she started. It led her to make friends through regular physical activity and gave her the confidence to enter her first race!   My first parkrun experience at my local event in Solihull was great, I had never…

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Read more › News - 10th May 2023

Overpronation vs. underpronation: What to look for in running shoes

All running shoes are not created equal, especially considering we don’t all land on the ground the same. Our feet should land in a neutral position, but quite a few of us may notice some rolling one way or another. This is known as overpronation vs. underpronation, and depending on your feet, your shoes will…

Read more › News - 9th May 2023

Celebrating 500 in the 500 walk, jog, run milestone club

Each week, all around the world, we celebrate those who reach a milestone club. But last weekend, parkrun hit a major landmark. We’re proud to now have over 500 members in the 500 walk, jog, run milestone club!   Out of eight million global registered parkrunners, more than 600,000 people are part of a walk, jog, run…