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Read more › News - 27th April 2022

Helping me to belong

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, and parkrun provides a perfect opportunity for people to connect with their local community, make new friends and create a network beyond the defence force.   Thousands of people around the world in all stages of their military life take part in parkrun, including Liz, an…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2022

Together or apart

After moving to Sweden in 2019, Laura Stepko went along to Malmö Ribersborg parkrun to meet new people and make friends.   Little did she know that it would lead to a chance meeting over post-parkrun coffee, which would eventually take her to the other side of the world to start a new life –…

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Read more › News - 21st February 2022

Celebrating women and girls this International Women’s Day

We know that many women and girls face very real barriers to taking part in physical activity. From the fear of walking or running in public, of coming alone, to feeling nervous about what to do on arrival, or worrying about coming last.   This International Women’s Day, supported by Sport Ireland and their “Women…

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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…

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Read more › News - 15th September 2021

The comeback begins!

There was tangible joy at the weekend as 42 5k events returned across Ireland for the first time since March 2020, marking the beginning of a long-awaited return across the country.    Here are seven reasons to celebrate.   1. Where 5k events have returned, 11-14 year-olds are now back at junior parkruns    The…

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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.  …

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Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

Changing and saving lives

Angela Fukutome is Event Director at Sanukikodomonokuni parkrun in Japan. She was never a ‘runner’, describing herself as someone who always had a ‘tummy ache’ on cross country day.   On a visit home to the UK she plucked up the courage to go to Wilmslow parkrun, and that day changed everything. Here’s her story.  …