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Read more › News - 25th January 2023

Nine ways to start with parkrun

It’s a new year. Grab your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and start with parkrun.   Insight shows us that one of the most powerful tools for encouraging people along to a parkrun is word of mouth. So, this new year, why not help a friend get started on their parkrun journey.   Here are…

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Read more › News - 17th January 2023

10 tips for mindfulness at parkrun

At parkrun, you can simply start by showing up. Mindfulness Coach Davina Driver, from Dømmesmoen parkrun in Grimstad, Norway, takes us through some practical mindfulness strategies to help us appreciate everything that parkrun, and our surroundings, have to give.   I recently read a book that got me thinking about parkrun as a place where…

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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…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2023

How to take on your first 5k parkrun

Is 2023 going to be the year you do your first 5k parkrun?    Whether you’re a complete first timer, or you’ve been coming for years as a volunteer parkrunner, here are seven quick tips to make sure you kick 2023 off in a great way!    1) Wear something comfy   You don’t need expensive…

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Read more › News - 29th December 2022

2022: A record breaking year for parkrun

As 2022, parkrun’s 18th year, draws to a close, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on a record breaking year.   We say it every year – it’s been another year like no other for parkrun.   2022 arrived, still shrouded in uncertainty and new variants of the Coronavirus were continuing to emerge.   But…

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Read more › News - 19th 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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Read more › News - 6th December 2022

Five years of parkrun Germany

parkrun Germany has reached its fifth anniversary, and with 49 new locations and 4,512 events, there is a lot to celebrate!   With all 169,359 finishes over the last five years, we have walked and ran 846,795k in Germany – the equivalent of travelling around the world over 21 times.   4,630 volunteers have supported…

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Read more › News - 6th December 2022

Introducing: interval training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Interval Training.  …

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Read more › News - 29th November 2022

Translation Ambassador opportunities

As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together.   Communication plays a vital part in what we do, and we are looking to expand our range of non-English language content. To help us do so, we have created the voluntary…

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Read more › News - 28th November 2022

Bring on 1,000 parkruns

Have you ever wondered who has completed the most parkruns, or who has the most volunteer credits? You’re about to meet Darren Wood and Nicki Clark!   Some might be surprised to learn that neither parkrunner was at the first parkrun event back in 2004. But ever since Darren and Nicki started, they have never looked…

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