Read more › News - 30th November 2022

Translation Ambassador opportunities

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…

An image of lots of parkrunners jogging across a path in a park.
Read more › News - 23rd November 2022

Two new parkrun events!

We welcomed two new parkrun events in one weekend last Saturday! Mountbellew Forest in Co. Galway and Dodder Valley in Tallaght, Dublin welcomed parkrunners to kick off the weekly events on Saturday 5 November.   Our friends at Vhi were on hand to capture the action and welcome a whopping 346 parkrunners to the first ever Dodder…

Four volunteers including a run director are stood close together, smiling and looking at the camera.
Read more › News - 23rd November 2022

Eight reasons to try volunteering at parkrun!

Worried about volunteering alone? Not sure how to sign up? Not sure if you have time? All of these concerns were highlighted in recent research into volunteering at parkrun.   We take you through eight volunteering myths to remind you that everyone, no matter age, ability or background, is welcome to volunteer at parkrun.  …

Two parkrunners are jogging along the beach holding red balloons, and there is a young girl in between them holding their hands.
Read more › News - 16th November 2022

parkrun South Africa’s 11th birthday!

Last weekend, parkrun South Africa turned 11 years old, and what an amazing 11 years it’s been! To celebrate, Bruce Fordyce, the President of parkrun South Africa reflects on how it all started, and how far we’ve come.   I think it was a day in December a few years ago when I inadvertently intercepted a…

Bernie is stood with her back to the camera with two other parkrunners. They are all wearing the green 250 parkrun milestone tees and are walking on a road.
Read more › News - 15th November 2022

People of parkrun: Bernie

Brought to you by our friends at Vhi, in this week’s people of parkrun entry, we hear from Bernie O’Connor, a carer from Armagh parkrun. She tells us about the inclusivity of parkrun and her funniest parkrun moment on Valentine’s Day!   How did you get involved in parkrun?   One day, I just decided to give…

David Gillick is wearing a purple Vhi jacket in front of a whiteboard that reads 'What does parkrun mean to you?'
Read more › News - 11th November 2022

Vhi x parkrun 10th birthday competition Ts and Cs

1. The competition prizes are offered by Vhi group and the competition runs from 10th November 2022 until midnight on Sunday, 13th November 2022.   2. Entry to the 10th Birthday Social Competition is gained by liking the social competition post and letting us know why you love going to your local parkrun Ireland event…

Tony is wearing a blue parkrun milestone tee and has his arms around two other parkrunners. They are all smiling at the camera.
Read more › News - 9th November 2022

An accidental parkrunner

Tony Higgins is a parkrun ambassador and he is also the only volunteer in Ireland to have reached the 500 volunteer club. As we continue our 10th anniversary celebrations, Tony shares his parkrun story.   I’m an accidental parkrunner.   I never ran in my life but when my wife joined the team of the new Tralee…

Gerry is stood with other parkrunners in a park, who are all wearing coats.
Read more › News - 9th November 2022

A local hero

After Gerry completed his 300th parkrun, Paul wanted to celebrate his impressive achievement, and explain why Gerry is his local hero.   If you are very lucky, your first encounter with a hero will be at home. Your mam and/or dad are obvious choices, but an elder sister or brother will provide a foundation in…

An orange graphic that reads 'ten years of parkrun Ireland'.
Read more › News - 9th November 2022

parkrun Ireland’s 10th birthday!

This Saturday 12 November, parkrun Ireland turns 10 years old and with over 350,000 people registered to parkrun Ireland, we have a lot to celebrate!   Since November 2012, parkrun Ireland has held over 27,000 events, with 106 5k events and 30 junior events established across the country. 37 of those events have been linked…

Michael is stood with other parkrunners, all lined up and looking at the camera in a park.
Read more › News - 9th November 2022

The central part of my Saturday morning

With parkrun Ireland’s tenth anniversary coming this weekend, Michael McMahon, the first event director in the Republic of Ireland, takes a look back on how the first parkrun event started in Ireland.   It’s ten years now since parkrun started in the republic, with Malahide as the first event back in November 2012. I had…