Read more › News - 4th September 2023

parkrun was a form of therapy

Joanna Dudziak lives in London and is the run director at two locations – Gunnersbury parkrun and Acton junior parkrun. When she moved to the city, taking part in parkrun provided Joanna with an opportunity to get to know her community and enjoy different parkrun locations with her visually impaired friend.   Joanna writes about…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2023

Introducing Dr Andrew Boyd, volunteer Health and Wellbeing Ambassador for parkrun in New Zealand

Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors for parkrun are General Practitioners who volunteer their time to provide advice and expertise on public health and the social care sector. Their contribution is instrumental to forging strong and long-lasting relationships with clinicians, health services and government departments, and helping parkrun reach more people for whom parkrun can have significant…

Read more › News - 15th August 2023

parkrun is recruiting Event Ambassadors in New Zealand

parkrun Asia Pacific is actively looking for extraordinary volunteers who can bring their excitement and enthusiasm to represent parkrun in New Zealand behind the scenes as parkrun Ambassadors.   We are looking for parkrunners who believe passionately in the power of parkrun to create and support healthier and happier communities. Ambassadors are volunteers who advocate and…

Read more › News - 18th July 2023

Memorable family moments

Katie Porkess found herself setting up a new parkrun after being encouraged by her granddaughter to go to her first event. Now, Katie’s entire family is enjoying time at parkrun and even breaking records!   I was introduced to parkrun in 2019 by my eldest daughter, Sheuli and her family, with particular encouragement from my…

Read more › News - 4th July 2023

Finding a global community at parkrun

After going to her first parkrun in 2015 with her grandchildren, Marion Wilding found a welcoming community. She writes how her parkrun journey has taken her to places she never thought she would go to.   I initially heard about parkrun as my friends were talking about it and I thought it was a wonderful…

Read more › News - 13th June 2023

Modernising results processing and volunteer management

The parkrun mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of as many people as possible, no matter who they are, no matter where they live. We want to make it as easy as possible to deliver parkrun events every weekend.   Investing in and enhancing event support systems means we are able to keep…

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Read more › News - 31st May 2023

We’re one team

All around the world, we’ve seen more than 28,000 different people volunteer in the parkwalker role and together, they’ve parkwalked more than 52,000 times!   We speak to one of the parkwalkers, Cathy Hannon, about why she chooses to volunteer in her favourite role every Saturday morning. Cathy’s chronic condition means that parkwalking is the…

Read more › News - 14th March 2023

parkrun is my safe space

Izzy has anxiety and often finds going out and about on her own scary and difficult. She has been a parkrunner since 2014 and finds her local parkrun community offers her a safe space where she feels comfortable and not judged.   My first parkrun was in 2014. My mum had been a few times and…

Read more › News - 11th January 2023

Five tips for your first volunteering at parkrun

If volunteering for the first time at parkrun is one of your New Year’s resolutions but you’re not sure what to expect, read these five tips for volunteering to see why we love it so much!   1. Bring someone with you   From our volunteering research, we know that some people who are volunteering…

Read more › News - 14th December 2022

Finally getting my camera out again

Have you ever wondered what a parkrun looks like over in Japan? You’re in the right place! We recently talked to Ikeya Kenjiro, the event director at Kashiwanoha parkrun about how it changed his Saturday mornings, and why he loves volunteering at parkrun.   I first heard about parkrun in April 2019 when a flyer was delivered…

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