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Read more › News - 27th July 2022

Living as myself

parkrun is committed to ensuring our events are as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, which includes breaking down barriers to signing up. As a result, and following a lengthy international consultation, we evolved the gender question on our registration form in 2020 to include ‘another gender identity’ and ‘prefer not to…

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Read more › News - 25th July 2022

Blanaid Adamson is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for June

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of June has been awarded to Blanaid Adamson, from Mullingar parkrun in county Westmeath.   The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution.   According to her fellow parkrunners, the…

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Read more › News - 20th July 2022

We are here for you all!

With schools breaking up for the summer in many of the parkrun countries, and the weather becoming more than encouraging to spend time outside and plan holidays, it is a perfect time to take care of yourself! And we are here for you all – every week, wherever you are, all summer.   Summer is…

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Read more › News - 20th July 2022

The inaugural St Fergal’s College junior parkrun

Last weekend on Sunday 17 July, parkrun Ireland said hello to a new junior parkrun. Thanks to Niall Coppinger, a parkrun Event Ambassador, the inaugural St. Fergal’s College junior parkrun was delivered, welcoming 20 brand new parkrunners! Here are Niall’s reflections on the day.    A delighted community in the heart of Ireland has embraced…

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Read more › News - 20th July 2022

Olympian David Gillick joining Mungret parkrun this weekend!

Our friends at Vhi launched their More Than Running campaign last week and to celebrate, Olympian and Vhi ambassador David Gillick is calling on all walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers to join him at Mungret parkrun in County Limerick on Saturday 23 July for a special event!    Vhi are proud presenting partners of parkrun and…

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Read more › News - 13th July 2022

Vhi launch their More Than Running campaign

Today, our friends at Vhi launched their More Than Running campaign with former jockey Nina Carberry, Olympian David Gillick and Exercise Physiologist Dr Brian Carson in Newbridge House and Gardens, Donabate, Co Dublin.   More Than Running highlights the various health benefits that participation in parkrun can bring to all participants. parkrun in partnership with Vhi is…

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Read more › News - 13th July 2022

One parkrun at a time

Nick was diagnosed with depression in his twenties. He took antidepressants with alcohol, leading to a dependency which he was not able or prepared to acknowledge. It was in 2015 that he finally addressed the issue.   I attended residential rehab which was a huge help. It was then in August 2015 that I discovered…

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Read more › News - 6th July 2022

It sets you up for the day

Bernie O’Regan has volunteered more than 60 times at parkrun and loves it. Here she tells us what it means to her, and why everyone should give it a go.   I started volunteering at parkrun in early 2015, when my friend Siobhan Kearney, our Event Director, asked if I’d like to help out with…

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Read more › News - 29th June 2022

Difficult circumstances don’t stop you living

Alison Walters struggled to return to everyday life after her cancer diagnosis and surgery.    Then she came across 5k Your Way and parkrun, both of which she credits in helping her to find her feet again.   I was diagnosed with a sarcoma, a rare form of cancer of the connective tissue, in 2018….

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Read more › News - 29th June 2022

Mary Owens is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for May

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of May has been awarded to Mary Owens from Tullow parkrun in Co. Carlow!   The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution.   May’s Vhi parkrun Hero, Mary, can…