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Read more › News - 28th 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…

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Read more › News - 28th 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 - 27th September 2022

Définition du rôle du « participant marcheur »

Dans le cadre de la campagne « parkwalk » du mois d’octobre, nous introduisons un tout nouveau rôle bénévole – soit celui du « participant marcheur » (ou « parkwalker ») !   Ce rôle a été créé afin de démontrer que la marche au parkrun est à la fois encouragée et valorisée.   Pourquoi…

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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 - 22nd September 2022

Mon petit coin de paradis

Le parkrun Broken Hill Racecourse dans la campagne de l’Australie est situé à plus de 300 kilomètres des autres parkrun. Maria Kelly, qui a été bénévole à 58 reprises comme surveillante d’événement, nous explique pourquoi elle passe ses samedis matin en plein milieu du désert à encourager les participants et l’importance qu’elle accorde à ce…

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Read more › News - 22nd September 2022

My happy place

Broken Hill Racecourse parkrun in outback Australia is more than 300 kilometres from its closest parkrun. Maria Kelly, who has volunteered as a course marshal 58 times, explains why spending her Saturday mornings cheering parkrunners through the desert, while being surrounded by native wildlife is a highlight of her week.   I’m a 54-year-old woman…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 16th September 2022

parkwalk au parkrun !

En ce mois d’octobre 18 ans auront passé depuis que Paul Sinton-Hewitt, le fondateur de parkrun, aura crié “Go !” lors du tout premier événement parkrun. Pour souligner ces 18 ans, nous souhaitons consacrer le mois d’octobre à quelque chose de très spécial …   parkwalk au parkrun !   La vision de Paul était…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 16th September 2022

Campagne parkwalk : réponses à vos questions

En quelques mots, qu’est-ce que la campagne parkwalk ?   Il s’agit d’une campagne à l’échelle mondiale pour célébrer et faire la promotion de la marche au parkrun, et qui coïncide avec le 18e anniversaire de parkrun (le premier événement qui s’est tenu au parc Bushy à Londres en octobre 2004).   Ça s’appelle parkrun,…

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Read more › News - 14th 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 - 14th 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’…