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Read more › News - 6th June 2023

Carrying me through my chemotherapy

Jeannette Liebig was a keen parkrunner, going every Saturday morning until she was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer. It was only in the following weeks and months that she recognised the significance the parkrun community had on her life.   Exercise has always been important to me. My husband, Alex, quit smoking years ago…

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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 - 23rd May 2023

Celebrating 10 years of the Ambassador Programme

This week we’re looking back on 10 years of the parkrun Ambassador Programme.   Ambassador roles enable more people to get involved with parkrun, share their knowledge, and support their communities health and happiness.   Find out how it all started, what the Ambassadors do and what we have achieved together.     Firstly, what…

Read more › News - 16th May 2023

parkrun made it all easy

Rahema Mamodo writes about the sense of community she has felt at her local parkrun ever since she started. It led her to make friends through regular physical activity and gave her the confidence to enter her first race!   My first parkrun experience at my local event in Solihull was great, I had never…

Read more › News - 9th May 2023

Celebrating 500 in the 500 walk, jog, run milestone club

Each week, all around the world, we celebrate those who reach a milestone club. But last weekend, parkrun hit a major landmark. We’re proud to now have over 500 members in the 500 walk, jog, run milestone club!   Out of eight million global registered parkrunners, more than 600,000 people are part of a walk, jog, run…

Read more › News - 4th May 2023

parkrunning with cystic fibrosis

When Harry first started parkrun at age 10, mum Ruth quickly noticed that regular exercise was important to his wellbeing, as well as his cystic fibrosis.   Ruth writes how Harry’s weekly parkrun sets him challenges and has pushed him to leap from strength to strength.   Harry started parkrun when he was around 10…

Read more › News - 25th April 2023

Five reasons we love the wristband

From sending your parkrun stats directly to you, to safely carrying all your emergency contact details, the parkrun wristband has been coming in handy since it was first introduced.   Here, we look at the top five reasons why we love our unique wristbands:   Make your parkruns colourful   Want to add some colour…

Read more › News - 17th April 2023

Challenging stereotypes with parkrun

Rory Fairfoot has been beating assumptions of his learning disability since he first started going to parkrun with his dad in 2012.   After hitting his 250th milestone, mum Jenny writes how parkrun has helped build his confidence and independence over the last decade.   My son Rory and I have been going to parkrun…

Read more › News - 11th April 2023

Top five tips for parkrunning during Ramadan with Emon Choudhury

Ramadan is the most sacred and holy month for Muslims, with many observing this religious occasion by fasting, prayer and celebration. Carrying on with your physical activities during a fast is possible, but it can be challenging at times.   After winning his Pride of Britain award and completing the Manchester Marathon during Ramadan last…

Read more › News - 2nd April 2023

A place where I can belong

On the first day our parkwalker role was introduced, Shuhei Sumitani joined for his first parkrun.   Since that parkrun in October, Shuhei has found confidence in the parkwalker role. Event Director Mariko writes how Shuhei has become a part of the wonderful parkrun community.   When I met Shuhei, I was at the parkrun…

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