On Saturday 7 October parkrun turns 13 years old and we’re inviting you to celebrate #parkrun13 with us on International parkrun Day.
13 is an extra special number for us, as that was the number of runners that got together on 2 October 2004 to run Bushy Park Time Trial – the very first parkrun.
Fast forward 13 years and parkrun is now the biggest running event in the world, taking place in 17 countries, with more than 200,000 people walking, jogging, running or volunteering every week across over 1,200 events – and it’s still free, for everyone.
To celebrate how the international parkrun community has grown over the last 13 years, we want to collect a photo of an apricot top, personalised with your home parkrun from as many events worldwide as possible, from Aberdeen in the UK, to Żary in Poland and we need your help!
It’s a challenge, but we know that you, our awesome community can do it! Simply post your photo on social media with the hashtag #parkrun13 and we’ll do the rest.
Keep your eyes peeled for more news and stats from #parkrun13 over the next few weeks!
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