Read more › Uncategorized - 16th January 2020

CONTRA terms and conditions

1. The promoter is: parkrun UK (company no.09411750 whose registered office is Lower Deck, Unit 3, Phoenix Wharf, Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, TW1 3DY)   2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, with UK addresses, aged 18 years or over except employees of parkrun UK and their close relatives and anyone…

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Read more › News - 14th January 2020

What on earth is mum up to now!

Maureen didn’t take up running until she was 72. She didn’t tell anyone she was going to her first parkrun but, amazed by the welcome she got, she now keeps going back every week.   One day, a friend had the idea we would do a charity 5k in memory of one of our friends….

Read more › News - 14th January 2020

Five exciting areas of progress in dementia research

Having moved into a new year, it’s important to reflect on the last 12 months.   For us at Alzheimer’s Research UK, 2019 was a year of progress, with many important developments in the global effort to overcome dementia. Here we look back at some of the most exciting areas of progress in dementia research….

Read more › News - 14th January 2020

Five mental tricks for your next parkrun

Five kilometres. 5,000 metres. 500,000 centimetres. 5,000,000 millimetres. 3.1 miles. However you think of it, parkrun is the same distance every week.   However, some weeks it can feel a lot, lot longer!   Here are five mental tricks you can use to make your weekly parkrun feel like a walk, jog or run in the…

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parkrun profile: Rickmansworth

The small town of Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire is home to parkrun every Saturday morning.   Sarah Ockendon from Rickmansworth parkrun gives us the inside story on her home event…     I became involved in parkrun when I was encouraged by a fellow Core Team member and local running club member to become a VI…

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Read more › News - 7th January 2020

Thanks for giving your best!

Once again, parkrunners have proven they are the best!   We want to say a huge THANK YOU for your support of our Give It Your Best campaign.   We asked you to convert your best parkrun finish time into a donation for dementia research and we are delighted to announce that you raised over…

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Read more › News - 7th January 2020

Our safe place

The Fell family love running together. When son Isaac was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, the inclusive nature of parkrun made it a sanctuary for the Fells.   A place where the whole family could walk, run and volunteer together, celebrating Isaac’s recovery milestones along the way. Mum Liz tells us the family’s inspiring story.   Our…

Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

I never thought this would be me

Wanting to lose weight following pregnancy, Rachelle Morris-Peart found parkrun.    Rachelle tells us how parkrun was the catalyst that stimulated huge changes in her life.   After pregnancy in 2016 weight gain was inevitable. With an extra few stone to shift, I decided I needed to take matters into my own hands.   I joined a…

Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

10 reasons to try your first parkrun

parkrun has grown from one event in a park to a global movement of millions of people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 21 countries.   But parkrun is so much more than a walk, jog or run in a park!   If you or someone you know is yet to come along for the first time,…

Read more › News - 27th December 2019

The 2019 parkrun year in review

As 2019 draws to a close, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on what has been another huge twelve months for our movement.    It’s been a year of significant milestones. We welcomed 374 new parkrun events to the family, bringing the total number of parkrun events around the world to 2,078, and in July we saw…