Christmas is traditionally an occasion when people come together to spend time with friends and family. Sadly, we know that too many people will spend the festive period alone this year.
parkrun has always been about bringing people together from all walks of life, and at this time of year we all have an opportunity to offer a hand of friendship to someone who might really benefit.
Since the very beginning, our local events have had the option to put on additional Christmas Day and New Year’s Day parkruns, and I’m proud to see that this tradition is continuing this year.
So if someone you know will be spending Christmas alone please consider inviting them to join you at a Christmas Day parkrun. It could be your neighbour, a friend from work, or a family member. It doesn’t matter if they do not participate; simply coming along for a chat and being part of our special parkrun community could really make their day.
There are almost 200 parkruns taking place on Christmas Day in the UK. We would love to see you at one of them. You can view the list of Christmas Day parkruns here.
Wishing you a very happy Christmas,
Paul Sinton-Hewitt, CBE
We’re working with our friends at Fields in Trust to celebrate parks and green spaces. Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths tells us why it’s so important to protect our open spaces for future generations, and how you can help us by sharing why you love your parks. We know our parks…
We welcomed the news this week that grassroots sport is to resume in England after the current lockdown. With the knowledge that children’s physical activity levels have declined this year, we feel the time is right to start considering the possible return of junior parkrun events across the UK and Ireland in early 2021. …