Read more › News - 10th March 2022

Welcoming nearly 100,000 women and girls for #IWDparkrun

Success as #IWDparkrun encourages female participation at parkruns around the world, in a celebration of International Women’s Day.   parkruns all over the world united in a celebration of women and girls on Saturday 5 March, to mark International Women’s Day.   Around the globe, almost  1,000 females volunteered for the very first time, and more…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2022

Photo round-up from International Women’s Day parkruns, Saturday 5th March

  Well done Maria Garcia on achieving your 50 milestone this weekend at Amager Strandpark parkrun Hands full for the volunteers collecting in the signs this week at Billdalsparken parkrun And out on the course in the beautiful park setting at Billdalsparken Gathering at the finish area of Brabrand parkrun One lap to go for…

Read more › News - 28th February 2022

Change to participating with dogs at parkrun

From time to time we need to make operational updates and changes, to clarify what might have previously been ambiguous, or to introduce new rules allowing for the continued safe delivery of parkrun events across the world.   The following change will affect some parkrunners who participate with their dog.    Specifically: we have decided…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2022

Photo roundup from the Nordic parkrun events: 26 February

Welcome to the round-up from the Nordic parkruns on the last Saturday in February. We were blessed with calm blue skies across much of the region, a welcome change from the previous weekend. Here’s some of the action:     Enjoying the run at Esbjerg parkrun     Gathering before the start of this week’s…

Read more › News - 28th February 2022

Fira kvinnor och tjejer på Internationella kvinnodagen

Vi vet att många kvinnor och flickor kan känna motstånd för att delta i fysisk aktivitet. Det kan handla om rädsla för att gå eller springa offentligt, att komma ensam, att vara nervös för vad man ska göra när man kommer fram eller att oroa sig för att komma sist.   På Internationella kvinnodagen uppmuntrar…

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Read more › News - 24th 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 we are encouraging thousands more women and…

Read more › News - 22nd February 2022

Strengthening bonds and reducing loneliness

Mr Kobayashi is Event Director at Hikarigaoka parkrun in Tokyo. Inspired by the Tokyo Paralympics, he trained as a guide runner and it just so happened his first visually impaired (VI) partner wanted to participate in parkrun.   Here he talks us through his VI training, and what it’s like to guide at parkrun.  …

Read more › News - 21st February 2022

Photo roundup from the Nordic parkrun events: 19 February – surviving Storm Eunice!

The weather was a bit wild at the weekend! Luckily Storm Eunice didn’t cause the cancellation of any of our events, though it was a bit windy in places! Here’s how it looked:     Some lovely winter running conditions at Festningen parkrun in Trondheim.         Snow came overnight to Stockholm but…

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Read more › News - 15th February 2022

Feedback from the Field

“For me Saturday quite simply equals parkrun!”   Mikael Hansson, Örebro parkrun

Read more › News - 15th February 2022

Just see what happens

From the day Annie Robertson registered with parkrun, to the day she first went along, was more than seven years.   Here she tells us how it was certainly worth the wait, and why nobody should be afraid of just coming along to see what happens.   When I first signed up to parkrun, my…

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