News - 11th March 2020
Tags:

A huge celebration at International Women’s Day parkrun!

89112326_1124464281219301_350985762516238336_n

In a celebration of female participation to mark International Women’s Day, #IWDparkrun welcomed an astonishing 15,000 additional women and girls at parkruns all around the world.

 

On Saturday 7 March 2020, we were delighted to see almost 151,000 women and girls walking, jogging or running at parkrun globally.

 

Our social feeds lit up with heart-warming stories of inspirational women supporting each other and creating a party atmosphere at parkrun events around the world.

 

49629426498_3c123cbbcd_5k

 

And previous parkrun records tumbled as women and girls turned out en masse in a celebration of positivity and community.

  • An inspirational 3,000 female first timers joined us to complete their very first 5k
  • The #IWDparkrun saw the biggest number of female volunteers ever recorded at parkrun
  • An incredible 15,630 women and girls were hi vis heroes across the globe on the day
  • We’re so proud to say this is 2,000 more female volunteers than a typical Saturday, with 400 women and girls volunteering for the very first time
  • In England 70% of Run Directors on the day were female (59% globally)

 

49634083876_e2cd81d655_3k

 

parkrunners brought along their female friends, colleagues and family members and walked, jogged, ran, and volunteered together, proudly sporting purple, our chosen color for the day.

 

Others came along to watch and cheer their family and friends, soaking up the carnival atmosphere.

 

Many parkruns boasted teams of all-female pacers and introduced a dedicated First Timer’s Welcome Brief for the event.

 

49635648461_cb92879950_k

 

parkrun really is a world for everyone, no matter your age, background, fitness level or gender, and it was wonderful to see so many women and girls joining us. Many for the very first time.

 

A huge well done to you all! Welcome to the family, we can’t wait to see you again.

 

Although #IWDparkrun was held on one day, it is hoped that the impact will be far more long-lasting!

 

 

Share this with friends:

Kiwanis Feature Photo March 31

Quand le monde vire à l’envers

La dernière fois que parkrun Kiwanis a publié un article pour ce blogue, c’était suite à une magnifique journée ensoleillée peu après la fête du Canada.  Les choses semblaient prêtes pour une autre belle année ; le 7 mars, ils ont enregistré un taux de participation record pour la Journée internationale de la femme (avec…

Kiwanis finish line

When the world gets turned upside down

The last time Kiwanis parkrun provided a post for this blog, it was shortly after a gloriously sunny Canada Day. Things seemed set for another great year; on the 7th of March, they had a record turnout for International Women’s Day event (with a record number of paper towel rolls donated to the Anova women’s…