News - 13th December 2017

Christmas at parkrun

22412480626_600545f97d_k

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
parkrun Founder

Share this with friends:

Join the discussion:

29430009207_fc9d927c9b_k

parkrunning on your period

parkrun has always been committed to understanding and removing the barriers to taking part in regular physical activity and volunteering. One such area is the menstrual cycle, with recent research revealing that more than 50% of women and girls in the UK have stopped exercising at some point because of this.   Dr Georgie Bruinvels,…

37649836_877507039115875_9090711389118398464_o

parkrun profile: Forest of Dean juniors

 Lara Adams is Event Director at Forest of Dean junior parkrun, which takes place in Coleford, Gloucestershire. Lara tells us more…     I became involved with junior parkrun through friends from the athletics club where I am a member. I was invited to join the core team as apparently I appear organised… I think I…