parkrun volunteering to overcome addiction
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parkrun as an ally in overcoming addiction

The journey of overcoming an addiction is often challenging and one that requires dedication, resilience, and a willingness to seek positive change. But did you know that discovering alternative paths to healing often yields great results?   One such path involves finding strength in volunteering at parkrun events. Although the mix between battling addiction and…

positive living with cancer and cardiovascular conditions parkrun Ireland
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parkrun: positive living with cancer and cardiovascular conditions

Life often throws us unexpected challenges, and for those battling cancer or cardiovascular conditions, the road can be particularly challenging. However, amidst these challenges lies a platform that can uplift both the body and mind – parkrun. A free weekly timed 5k event offering a sanctuary where those facing health issues can experience the transformative…

overcome challenges of social disadvantage
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Transforming communities: how parkrun can help overcome challenges of social disadvantage

Social and economic disadvantage is a complex issue that affects lots of people in Ireland. It encompasses various challenges, from limited access to education and healthcare to higher crime rates and decreased quality of life. The Central Statistics Office states that more than one in eight people are at risk of poverty as of 2022….

Overcoming loneliness at parkrun
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Overcoming loneliness: your journey to community, connection and wellness

Loneliness can be formidable, affecting millions of people around the world. Its impact is not just emotional but can also have severe consequences for physical and mental health.   According to a recent survey carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in collaboration with the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion,…

international protection parkrun
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parkrun: removing barriers for people seeking international protection

Our world is sometimes marred by division and uncertainty. As such, it is important to find ways to encourage unity, promote wellbeing and create opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to come together. Since its inception as an all-inclusive free, weekly timed 5k activity, parkrun has been doing just that and has grown strongly throughout…

Learn about parkrun andGaisce President's Award
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parkrun, Gaisce and the President’s Award

“Dream big and realise your potential.” That’s the message from President Michael D. Higgins to all young people of Ireland.   Founded in 1985, Gaisce, The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people aged 15 to 25 that has been proven to enhance confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical, community and…

Looking to get your child active
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Thinking of getting your child active? Seven reasons to try parkrun

Are you looking to get your child active? In today’s digital age, children seemingly have less chance to make the most of the great outdoors. parkrun is a simple, free weekly event with benefits extending far beyond just physical and mental wellbeing, and will add a sense of community and personal achievement to your child’s…

walk at parkrun ireland
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Try something new: 10 great reasons to walk at parkrun

Did you know that parkrun is a weekly timed 5k event with at least one, and often more, per county in Ireland? With 105 5k and 36 junior parkrun 2k events, the chances are, there is one near you. At each event you are welcome to walk, jog, run or volunteer, so there really is…

Volunteers at Mungret parkrun
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Seven powerful reasons to volunteer at parkrun

In a seemingly always-on, digital and fast-paced world that often leaves us feeling disconnected, there’s a simple yet powerful way to reconnect with your community and yourself and that’s volunteering at parkrun.   Beyond the super friendly encouragement at the finish lines, volunteering at parkrun offers a range of benefits that go far beyond the…

parkrun living positively with alzheimer's
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parkrun: a positive tool for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia

Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds and, as of 2020, there are over 55 million people worldwide with an estimated 64,000 people living with dementia in Ireland. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, this number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 78 million in 2030 and 139 million in 2050 if no…

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