I’d like to share my husband’s story, he is living with Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed 5 years ago at age 52 he started parkrun after he was diagnosed.
He was never a runner but he did one parkrun and was hooked. He is known as the “parky park runner” and started a blog page to educate others about Parkinson’s and the importance of exercise and to educate others in general about Parkinson’s, he has now completed 115 park runs I’ve done 175.
2020 saw no parkrun for almost 10 months for us, this had a huge impact on us and his mobility and motivation. It was the one thing we looked forward to each week – our reason to get up on Saturday’s. It’s such a great community and has bought so much to our life he has inspired so many to start parkrun.
Kingscliff is now our home parkrun Thank you parkrun we love you.
As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together. Communication plays a vital part in what we do, and we are looking to expand our range of non-English language content. To help us do so, we have created the voluntary…
Have you ever wondered who has completed the most parkruns, or who has the most volunteer credits? You’re about to meet Darren Wood and Nicki Clark! Some might be surprised to learn that neither parkrunner was at the first parkrun event back in 2004. But ever since Darren and Nicki started, they have never looked…