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Read more › News - 31st October 2018

Trick-or-treat parkrun tour!

It’s spooky to think that we are closing in on 1,700 events around the world, all of which embody the spirit of parkrun.   In this special Hallow’een edition of the parkrun Tourism Series, we start at Frog Hollow parkrun and visit the Gorey haunts of five events on the bucket list of every parkrunner…

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Read more › News - 31st October 2018

Understanding health and happiness

parkrun has been so much more than a run or walk in the park since its beginnings 14 years ago. The seed that Paul Sinton-Hewitt planted has grown into a global international movement that is empowering people and communities, building friendships, solving societal problems, instilling confidence and, in the simplest terms, making people healthier and…

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Read more › News - 30th October 2018

Nominate your Vhi parkrun Hero

Vhi is encouraging parkrunners to vote for their Vhi parkrun Hero, the monthly award has helped to recognise and reward inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution.   In May, the Vhi parkrun Hero was launched and since then there has…

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Read more › News - 25th October 2018

parkrun profile: Lough Key

Patricia Kelly is Event Director at Lough Key parkrun in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She had set up a group called Boyle Running which was a couch to 5k meet up group. She was aware of parkrun and was very interested to bring it to her adopted county of Roscommon and hometown of Boyle, and the…

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Read more › News - 24th October 2018

Three years of partnership with parkrun

Here at Intersport we’re extremely proud to be celebrating nearly three years of partnership with parkrun. We have loved visiting parkruns up and down the country and supporting parkrunners on their journey. It’s great to look back at videos such as this gorgeous autumn day at Malahide parkrun!   We’ve heard countless inspiring stories from…

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Read more › News - 24th October 2018

One foot in front of the other

“Fair play to you for running with a broken arm” or “Is that a special Japanese technique that you are using?” are just some of the reactions that Andy Minogue received when people saw him running with his self engineered slings for the first time.   Andy, who has a rare neurological condition, talks about…

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Garrett Hynes Age: 41 Occupation: Software Developer Local parkrun: Kilkenny   Number of parkruns completed: I have completed 65, 63 in Kilkenny and two in Cabinteely (Although I forgot my barcode once in Cabinteely so the official record is only 64. Lesson learnt, don’t forget your barcode!). I’ve volunteered 12 times.   How did…

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Read more › News - 18th October 2018

parkrun profile: Navan

With Navan parkrun in Co. Meath preparing to celebrate its three year anniversary this weekend, Ken Landy explains how the parkrun community has helped to put a new town park on the map.     Blackwater Park is a beautiful setting and was new to the town when parkrun started in Navan in 2015. Its…

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Read more › News - 17th October 2018

The Remembrance Run 5k 2018 – Walk, Jog, Run & Remember

Join us this year on Sunday 11 November at 11am for the 7th edition of the Remembrance Run 5k in Phoenix Park. You can walk, jog or run the 5k in the company of family, friends or work colleagues and enjoy the special atmosphere that this event has to offer.   It promises to be…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2018

Dublin parkrunner named Vhi parkrun Hero

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of September has been awarded to Peter Trevaskis from River Valley parkrun, Co. Dublin.   The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or…

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