News - 2nd January 2020

Happy New Year to all!

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From all at Vhi, we would like to wish all parkrunners a very Happy New Year! As we move into 2020, we would like to thank all those involved with parkrun. The level of enthusiasm and passion shown over the last twelve months for parkrun has been inspirational. 2019 was a brilliant year for parkrun in Ireland, with the launch of 10 5k parkruns, and seven junior parkruns.


Whatever your reasons for taking part in parkrun, participation can change lives. Vhi and parkrun recently launched research proving the benefits of parkrun participation on health and wellbeing. If you have a friend or family member that you think might benefit from parkrun, bring them along to the next parkrun and see where it takes them. They will thank you for getting them into parkrun!


We want to reward you for kicking off the New Year with getting active at parkrun! Post a picture on social media from parkrun this weekend using #VhiRewards and you could win a new pair of running trainers! It doesn’t matter whether you’re a regular or a new starter, share a picture from this Saturday’s parkrun and you’ll be in with a chance of winning. Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry! We will be running this competition each weekend in January. For details on the competition T&Cs, please visit parkrun Ireland’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


We hope you have enjoyed your parkrun journey in 2019, and we look forward to welcoming you back to your local event in 2020!

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