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Read more › News - 27th September 2022

parkwalker role explained

As part of the parkwalk campaign this October, we are introducing a brand new volunteer role – the parkwalker!   It has been created to demonstrate that walking at parkrun is both encouraged and valued.   Why “parkwalker”?   Inclusivity and participation, rather than speed, has been a key principle of parkrun since day one….

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Read more › News - 26th September 2022

Top five reasons to walk at parkrun

Whether you’re finding your feet, not sure how to get started, craving some me time or are keen to introduce someone new to parkrun, here are five reasons why we love walking at parkrun to get you ready for #parkwalk!   Catch-up with friends   We know that life is expensive right now, so why…

18 birthday
Read more › News - 26th September 2022

18 years of parkrun

To celebrate our 18th birthday, we’re taking a look back through the first 18 years of parkrunning!    The beginning   On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London, for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Paul…

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Read more › News, Noticeboard - 21st September 2022

Join our Operations team!

We’re recruiting! We are looking for a full-time Operations Assistant to join our team based in our Asia Pacific office on the Gold Coast.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together, parkrun supports communities around the world to deliver free, weekly events every weekend that people…

FAQ
Read more › News - 13th September 2022

parkwalk campaign: your questions answered

What is the parkwalk campaign in a nutshell?   This is a global campaign to celebrate and promote walking at parkrun, to coincide with parkrun’s 18th anniversary (the first event took place in Bushy Park, London in October 2004).   It’s called parkrun, not parkwalk! Why are you focusing on walkers?    The name ‘parkrun’…

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Read more › News - 13th September 2022

Introducing: parkwalk at parkrun!

This October marks 18 years since parkrun’s founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, shouted “Go!” at the very first parkrun event. We’d like to make this 18th anniversary one to remember by dedicating the whole month of October to something extra special…   parkwalk at parkrun!   Paul’s vision was that parkrun would be open to everyone, no…

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Read more › News - 12th September 2022

It’s impossible to be too slow

Almost everyone has had the same thought at some point. I’m too old, young, shy, anxious, unfit…   When a friend suggested to Christie Farrow that she might like to take part in parkrun her reaction was “I’m too slow”.   Sport wasn’t part of Christie’s life growing up. It was something she enjoyed, but…

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Read more › News - 7th September 2022

Celebrating the 500 volunteer milestone club

695,890 people across the world know how wonderful it can be to volunteer at parkrun and junior parkrun, with some doing both on the same weekend!    Getting some fresh air and vitamin D, meeting new people, being with family and friends, getting active, problem solving, team building, and gaining life skills are just a few examples…

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Read more › News - 7th September 2022

Why do pets become overweight?

Just like humans, it is important that our dogs are maintaining a healthy weight to help ensure they live long and healthy lives. Alarming statistics now reveal that globally, 59% of dogs are considered overweight, leading to a pet obesity crisis.   There are many reasons a dog can become overweight. However, one of the…

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Read more › News - 5th September 2022

parkrun profile: Eynesbury Heritage Trail junior parkrun

Eynesbury Heritage Trail juniors was the fifth junior parkrun to launch in Australia and is the second to be featured in our ‘parkrun profile’ series.   We asked Event Director, Melissa Ellis, why she first got involved with junior parkrun, what she loves most about it, and the impact it has had on her community….