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Knocknacarra Park parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 30th April 2019

Nominate your Vhi parkrun Hero!

Vote for your parkrun Hero online or in the Vhi App! With thousands of you walking, jogging, running and volunteering every month there are sure to be many deserving parkrun heroes across the 104 parkruns nationwide. We are looking for an inspirational, hardworking and dedicated member of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of…

Vhi Womenís Mini Marathon
Read more › News - 23rd April 2019

Get a qualifying time for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon at parkrun

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is fast approaching, and we have an important message for any parkrunners taking part. Anyone who has registered and expects to finish the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in 75 mins or under will require a qualifying time. If you have completed the race in 2018 or 2017, you will automatically…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2019

parkrun Ireland win a Lord Mayor’s Award

Since 1989, the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s Awards has honoured individuals and groups who have made a special contribution to Dublin and its citizens. These Awards are Dublin city’s way of acknowledging and congratulating the extraordinary work they do.   The Lord Mayor’s Awards took place last week and we are delighted that parkrun Ireland was honoured with…

Knocknacarra Park parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 16th April 2019

Vhi’s Women’s Mini Marathon Squad enjoy their parkrun ‘Bring a Buddy’ day

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon Squad were out in force on Saturday at parkrun events in Dublin, Clare and Galway as they continue their training. Vhi’s ‘Bring a Buddy’ Day saw a major uplift in parkrun participation at the four locations with participants walking, jogging and running their way around the respective courses.   The…

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Read more › News - 16th April 2019

parkrun Profile: Tralee

Siobhan, Event Director from Tralee parkrun tells us about the impact Tralee parkrun has had on the wider community, some familiar faces around the course and the Tralee tourism trips…    My first experience of parkrun was when I took part in an event whilst visiting Westport and I loved it. I got in touch with…

Vhi Run Together Day at Porterstown parkrun
Read more › News - 10th April 2019

Bring a Buddy to parkrun this weekend

Vhi, presenting partner of parkrun and title sponsor of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is calling on walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and abilities to ‘Bring a Buddy’ to parkrun this Saturday, 13 April.   Join the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon Squad as they continue their training seven weeks out from the Vhi Women’s…

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Read more › News - 9th April 2019

The Virtual Volunteer App

It has been just over a year since the launch of the parkrun Virtual Volunteer app, which enables parkrun volunteers to both record times, and scan barcodes using a mobile device.   parkrun Global Operations Manager James Kemp explains the impact the app has had around the world so far, and the vital role it will play in…

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Read more › News - 9th April 2019

There is a run in #allofus

Get Ireland Running is a national campaign that aims to increase awareness and encourage widespread participation in running for health, wellbeing and fitness. Athletics Ireland and some of their partners will be offering up free tips and advice on transforming your life by being physically active.   This week we meet their ambassador, 45 year…

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Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

Tackling loneliness with parkrun

In 2017, then 83-year-old Margaret Smith from Brueton parkrun, UK became the oldest woman in parkrun history to join the 250 Club. Two years on, she encourages other older people to join the parkrun family to tackle loneliness.   I have always been very sporty and active. In my younger days (they’re not that long ago!) I…

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Read more › News - 2nd April 2019

Vhi’s parkrun Rewards Programme Extended

Vhi has extended the parkrun Rewards Programme with now even more rewards available for Vhi customers. Trialled for an initial 6-month period, the Vhi Rewards Programme has seen thousands of parkrunners avail of rewards for their parkrun participation.   The good news is that now parkrun volunteers as well as walkers, joggers and runners can…

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