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Read more › junior parkrun - 19th November 2020

Potential opportunity for junior parkrun to restart early 2021

With COVID-19-associated restrictions continuing to limit opportunities for children to be active, we are actively looking at the possibility of supporting the reopening of some junior parkrun events in the UK and Ireland early in 2021.   In summary:   We’re exploring the opportunity for junior parkrun to reopen across the UK and Ireland from…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 21st August 2018

Bringing the joy of junior parkrun to your community

junior parkrun first came to my attention when I read about Ireland’s first junior event, held in Rush, Co. Dublin, in the parkrun Ireland newsletter. At the end of the story was an invitation to get in touch if you’d like a junior parkrun in your community.   With three young children, I thought a…

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Read more › junior parkrun - 18th June 2018

parkrun profile: Rush juniors

Rush junior parkrun in Dublin was the first junior event to launch in Ireland, in December 2015, and since then more than 1,200 4-14 year-olds have completed the undulating 2k course. Event Director Niall Power tell us the story of this pioneering event.   I’ve been a runner since my childhood and would have loved…

Read more › junior parkrun - 22nd April 2018

Oliver becomes first junior parkrunner in Ireland to join 100 Club!

Eight-year-old Oliver Bush from Rush junior parkrun has become the first person in Ireland to complete 100 junior parkruns.   We asked Oliver and his mum Lorna to tell us what’s so great about spending Sunday morning in their local park.   Lorna:   In 2015 my husband Matt and I heard that a junior parkrun…

Read more › junior parkrun - 6th November 2017

Running Buddies

Most adults can decide for themselves if they want to attend parkrun for the first time, but for children it can be somewhat different. Steven Park, a junior parkrun Event Director, has implemented a scheme that encourages nervous first-timers to take part while providing junior parkrunners with the opportunity to help others.   A few months…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 22nd June 2017

The next generation

Tralee junior parkrun was born on 4 December 2016. It took almost six months to set up from the very first day I inquired how to go about setting it up. Having experienced only one junior parkrun while on holidays in Stirling, Scotland in June 2016, it left such a lasting memory with our family…

Albert College junior parkrun
Read more › junior parkrun, News - 7th February 2017

A great addition to any community

junior parkrun came to my attention about one year ago.  The latest parkrun newsletter had dropped into my inbox and there was news of the first Irish junior parkrun held in Rush, Co. Dublin in December 2015.  At the end of the article was an invitation to get in touch if you’d like a junior…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 15th December 2016

Marking milestones

Joe is eight years old and runs at Albert College junior parkrun. He is a very dedicated parkrunner!   On Sunday 30 October, the Halloween and Dublin City Marathon weekend, Joe was the first junior to be awarded the green marathon wristband at Albert College junior parkrun.   Coincidentally, Sunday 30 October was the 22nd event at Albert…