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Read more › News - 7th January 2020

Become a parkrun Event Ambassador

In order to support the existing and future parkrun events in New Zealand, we are continuing to expand our national network of parkrun Ambassadors.     This is an exciting new development and a great way to get involved in volunteering at parkrun outside of Saturday mornings!   Ambassadors are skilled and experienced volunteers who provide…

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Read more › News - 30th December 2019

10 reason to try your first parkrun

parkrun has grown from one event in a park to a global movement of millions of people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 21 countries.   But parkrun is so much more than a walk, jog or run in a park!   If you or someone you know is yet to come along for the first time,…

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Read more › News - 27th December 2019

The 2019 parkrun year in review

As 2019 draws to a close, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on what has been another huge twelve months for our movement.    It’s been a year of significant milestones. We welcomed 374 new parkrun events to the family, bringing the total number of parkrun events around the world to 2,078, and in July we saw…

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Read more › News - 18th December 2019

parkrun celebrates two year success of events on custodial estates

Across the world on a Saturday morning, residents in prisons, young offender institutions, and correctional facilities are walking, jogging, running and volunteering in a groundbreaking initiative that is changing the lives of prisoners and staff alike.   Two years on from the first event, we take a look at the phenomenal success of parkruns on…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2019

An invitation to Christmas Day parkrun

Traditionally, Christmas is a time when people come together to spend time with friends and family. Sadly, we know that too many people will spend the festive period alone this year.   parkrun has always been about community and bringing together people from all walks of life, and at this time of year, we all have…

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Read more › News - 16th December 2019

You made me feel like a winner

Kate Askew always had a fear of exercising outside and cried on the way to her first parkrun, because she was so nervous.    Inspired by her mum, she completed her first parkrun at Braunstone in the UK, and parkrun is now the highlight of her week, even if it is a little cold and…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2019

parkrun Founder wins prestigious Albert Medal

parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE is honoured with the Royal Society of the Arts’ prestigious Albert Medal.   Awarded each year for innovation in the fields of creativity, commerce and social improvement, Paul received the incredible accolade for building a global participation movement.   Presenting the award, RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor praised Paul and…

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Read more › News - 10th December 2019

Do you love parkrun?

Since the very first parkrun in Bushy Park on Saturday 2 October 2004, more than four million people have had their barcodes scanned at parkrun events around the world.   For some people, parkrun is something they might do every now and then, maybe at Christmas time with family, or when catching up with an old friend…

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Read more › News - 2nd December 2019

10 ways to rediscover your parkrun mojo

Whether you are new to parkrun, or you’ve been parkrunning for years, it’s only natural from time-to-time to find yourself in a bit of a parkrunning slump.   Are you struggling for motivation? Have your times plateaued? Tempted by the snooze button? Looking for some inspiration?   Here are 10 ways you can rediscover your parkrun mojo!  …

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Read more › News - 25th November 2019

parkrun profile: Flaxmere

Every Saturday morning, Flaxmere Park, Hastings is the venue for Flaxmere parkrun, which launched in June 2019.   Flaxmere parkrun Event Director, Philip Shambrook, tells us more about his home event…   I got involved in parkrun because I’ve always been passionate about helping people develop better health and fitness. parkrun is absolutely the best community…