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Read more › News - 5th October 2017

Keep spreading the message

As we prepare to celebrate our 13th birthday this weekend, it’s hard not to reflect on how far we have come in such a short space of time. 13 runners and a handful of volunteers at our first event has grown into a global community of more than 2.5 million participants. And while the numbers…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2017

76 new registrants, 394 participants and Cork GAA star Valerie Mulcahy at Ballincollig parkrun

Last weekend the Vhi parkrun roadshow rolled into Ballincollig, Co. Cork. A crowd of 394 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers participated, and Ballincollig parkrun also saw 76 new registrants sign up in the week leading up to the parkrun.   Former Cork GAA footballer Valerie Mulcahy was on hand to lead the warm up and…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2017

Proud to be a partner of parkrun as we celebrate #parkrun13!

This Saturday 7 October marks a very special day for parkrun as it will be 13 years since 13 people completed the very first parkrun! The international parkrun community is now huge and here at Intersport we are happy to be part of the family. As a proud partner and helping to keep parkrun free forever,…

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Read more › News - 28th September 2017

Join former Cork GAA star Valerie Mulcahy at Ballincollig parkrun

Vhi is continuing with its parkrun roadshow this Saturday 30 September and is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to come join them at the Ballincollig parkrun in Cork. The Vhi parkrun roadshows have been rolling out across the country and turn out at each of the events in Dublin, Kilkenny, Roscommon and Donegal has been…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2017

A big high 5 to parkrunners who have participated this month!

September is a brilliant month for events and there have been lots of fantastic races all over Ireland these past few weekends. It’s been great to see so many parkrunners taking part in these events and showing off their parkrun t-shirts in the running crowd! It just goes to show that parkrun is an ideal…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2017

A double celebration

The 2nd of October 2004 will always be celebrated as the day the parkrun movement was born, and in our parkrunning household it is extra special. That was the day I brought my baby son Conor home from hospital.   We live near the town of Athlone in Ireland, and when Conor was 10 years…

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Read more › News - 20th September 2017

One big happy parkrun family

“Meet as strangers and leave as friends” is an apt expression that has been attributed to the parkrun experience. One family already with close bonds were pleasantly surprised to realise an even closer affinity as a result of their involvement in parkrun.   Large families are not uncommon in Ireland. So, a family size of…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2017

Still time to claim your free Run Pack at Intersport!

We’d like to remind all parkrunners this week of our free Run Pack giveaway when you spend €75 on Asics footwear – available until 30 September at Intersport.   If you need some more running shoes (and don’t we all deserve some new ones for autumn?) then now is the time to treat yourself! The…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2017

Join former Donegal GAA star Eamon McGee at Falcarragh parkrun

Vhi’s special event at Lough Key parkrun in Roscommon last weekend was a huge success with 198 people taking part. The roadshow continues this weekend with Vhi calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join them at Falcarragh parkrun in Donegal this Saturday, 23 September.   Vhi have been hosting special events to celebrate their…

Vhi Special Event at St Anne’s parkrun
Read more › News - 13th September 2017

Vhi to visit Lough Key parkrun for special event

Join former Roscommon GAA star Cathal Cregg at Lough Key parkrun!   Our special event at Kilkenny parkrun last weekend was a huge success with more than 200 people taking part. The roadshow continues this Saturday and we are calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join us at Lough Key parkrun on Saturday 16 September.  …

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