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Read more › Uncategorized - 24th January 2023

Join us as an Event Delivery Manager for parkrun Ireland

We’re pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for an Event Delivery Manager to join the parkrun team, based in Dublin.   From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community at its beating heart.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together, we deliver…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 5th January 2022

Nine ways to start with parkrun

It’s a new year. Grab your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and start with parkrun.   Insight shows us that one of the most powerful tools for encouraging people along to a parkrun is word of mouth. So, this new year, why not help a friend get started on their parkrun journey.   Here are…

Read more › Uncategorized - 3rd November 2021

Achill Greenway parkrun host their first parkrun!

Vhi are thrilled that parkrun events have returned around Ireland, meaning parkrunners have been able to return to their Saturday morning walk, jog, run or volunteer. On top of that, it has been great to see new parkrun events also starting around the country!   Achill Greenway in Co Mayo held their first parkrun on…

Read more › Uncategorized - 15th September 2021

Everything you need to know about parkrun

Been wondering what a parkrun looks like? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you sign up?   Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or a more seasoned parkrunner that just needs your memory refreshed, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about parkrun.  …

Read more › Uncategorized - 10th September 2021

5k parkrun across Ireland

This weekend 5k parkruns will start to return across Ireland, and we’re delighted to announce that the remainder of events can reopen from Saturday 25 September.   With the change in government guidelines we are delighted to announce that all 5k parkrun events can reopen across Ireland from Saturday 25 September.   This weekend (Saturday…

Read more › Uncategorized - 25th August 2021

Update on changes to milestone t-shirts

Earlier this year we announced some changes to the milestone t-shirts that recognise and reward individual participation at parkrun.   As we prepare to implement the new process, here’s the latest information.   Back in March 2021 we let you know about changes we are making to milestone t-shirts.   We had initially hoped that…

Read more › Uncategorized - 18th August 2021

A look back to Vhi’s visit to Marlay Park junior parkrun

We were delighted to see the return of junior parkrun to Ireland last Sunday. Overall, seven junior parkrun events got back up and running and it has us in Vhi reminiscing about our visit to the Marlay Park junior parkrun back in 2018.    The Marlay Park junior parkrunners gave the Vhi team such a…

Read more › Uncategorized - 14th July 2021

So much easier

Bangor parkrunners Colette McIntyre and Gillian Shorter have been timekeeping and barcode scanning using the Virtual Volunteer app.    Here they tell us how it works, how easy it is, and why they never want to go back to using the previous equipment.     Colette’s story   I’ve previously done timekeeping with the old…

Read more › Uncategorized - 30th June 2021

parkrun returns in NI

Saturday 26 June saw the welcome return of 5k events across Northern Ireland and, with it, the opportunity for 11-14 year olds to walk, jog and run at Sunday morning 2k junior parkrun events once more.   We caught up with parkrunners, volunteers and event teams to hear all about the special weekend.   The…

Read more › Uncategorized - 29th July 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Aoife Kelly Age: F40 category Occupation: Bank Official Local parkrun: St Anne’s, Dublin Number of parkruns completed: 102, I was lucky to complete my 100th just before Covid-19. Volunteered 58 times to date. 1 Freedom run.   How did you get involved in parkrun? I did my first parkrun in Malahide in 2013. 2014…

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