Awards, News - 25th May 2019
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National Volunteer Week

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Volunteering at parkrun is a hugely positive experience, easy to learn, accessible to all ages, genders and generations and we acknowledge the contribution of everyone whatever their role.

 

During National Volunteer week this week, we want to celebrate and respect our parkrun high vis heroes and everything that is great about volunteering.​

 

Be proud you are all making a world of difference and contributing to our parkrun mission to create a healthier, happier planet.

 

Watch our video, celebrating our volunteers.

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Spotlight on: The Republic of Ireland

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s the Republic of Ireland (ROI), and Country Manager Matt Shields tells us all about the history of parkrun Ireland.   parkrun first came to the island of…

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Celebrating 10 years of junior parkrun

It is often said that children are great imitators, so it’s important to give them something great to imitate.    But what happens when the activity being imitated is not an enjoyable one, leaving a profound and long-lasting negative association?   One doesn’t need to look any further than the parkrun blog to read scores…