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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

Exercise as medicine

It has taken Frances Thompson three years to complete her 100th parkrun alongside her husband John. In between, she has had breast cancer, a double mastectomy, chemo and then last year multiple surgeries for breast reconstruction and for carpal tunnel in both wrists. She also had cochlear implant surgery, due to gradually going deaf in one…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

When time stood still

Two prison-based parkruns have now launched in Australia, at Dhurringile and Mobilong. In January, the prison-based parkrun at HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire got underway.   parkrun Ambassador Peter Hayes attended the inaugural Cromhall event and shared this run report…   It was pitch black and drizzling outside PEI Cross’s office as we checked our…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

parkrun profile: Blackbutt

Blackbutt parkrun is located in an amazing bushland setting in the middle of Newcastle – a Nature Reserve that is managed by Newcastle City Council rangers, who have been a great support to since launching in August 2013.   The Reserve has excellent facilities, with two separate children’s playgrounds, native animal and bird enclosure and…

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Read more › Press - 8th May 2019

The Athlete’s Foot and parkrun – three more years

We are thrilled to announce that our partnership with The Athlete’s Foot will continue for another three years. Over the past 12 months, The Athlete’s Foot have been visiting parkruns all around the country. From volunteering and initiating wear tests at our events to helping celebrate anniversaries, they have been welcomed into the parkrun community….

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Read more › News, Noticeboard, Press - 1st May 2019

We’re Hiring – Engagement Officer

From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community at its beating heart.   In order to support our growth, we are seeking to appoint a full-time Engagement Officer on a two-year contract to join our team on the Gold Coast.   Are you experienced working in community outreach and engagement?…