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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 14th April 2021

A joyous return for juniors

On Sunday 11 April, after almost 13 months of closure, we were delighted to welcome back 48 of our junior parkrun events across England.   Spanning England, from Durham down to Wincester, there were more than 4,000 4-10 year-olds through the finish funnel, with over 1,000 taking part for the very first time.     The…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 7th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update – juniors restart

We are delighted that junior parkrun events are now returning across the whole of the UK.   Please note, in countries where 5k parkruns are yet to return, junior parkrun events will temporarily be reopening for 4 to 10 year olds only. For more information on this, please click here. Currently 5k events have only returned in Northern…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 7th April 2021

Small letters, big idea

With four days to go until the return of 52 junior parkrun events across England, and since April is also junior parkrun’s birthday month, we took a trip down memory lane to share the history of junior parkrun with you.   One doesn’t need to look any further than the parkrun blog to read scores of testimonies…

Read more › junior parkrun, News, Press - 3rd April 2020

Celebrating 10 years of junior parkrun

It is often said that children are great imitators, so it’s important to give them something great to imitate.    But what happens when the activity being imitated is not an enjoyable one, leaving a profound and long-lasting negative association?   One doesn’t need to look any further than the parkrun blog to read scores…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 16th July 2019

Moments like this

Alfie Grice was born with a rare birth defect that means he has severe developmental and learning difficulties.   His dad, Mark, tells us how important parkrun has been for Alfie, and the special moments they have experienced together as a family in their local park.   My son Alfie, aged six, was born with ACC…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 1st July 2019

Thomas & friends at Queen’s Park junior parkrun

Saturday 30 June saw a very special event for Queen’s Park junior parkrun in Bolton. The event was “taken over” by junior parkrunner, Thomas, and his friends.   Thomas’s mum, Joanne Brown, explains to us the motivation behind setting up the event, and the huge impact it had on all those children who took part…

Group Star
Read more › junior parkrun, News - 19th March 2019

World Down Syndrome Day

Thursday 21 March marks #WorldDownSyndromeDay and for 2019, the message is #LeaveNoOneBehind – something which fits in with parkrun’s inclusive environment.   At Pontefract junior parkrun last Sunday 17 March, Wakefield and District Down Syndrome Support Group held a volunteering event to help raise awareness of Down syndrome, and celebrate the fantastic achievements and abilities of the children and young people.   152…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 28th October 2018

Hannah becomes the first junior parkrunner to reach 250!

10-year-old Hannah Bloxsidge from Southampton junior parkrun has become the first person in history to complete 250 junior parkruns.   I was six when I first went along to Southampton junior parkrun. My dad knew one of the people who was involved in starting the event, and he thought it was a good idea so he talked…

Gerry Waterworks
Read more › junior parkrun, News - 9th July 2018

Don’t stop your feet

I started doing Waterworks parkrun in Belfast in July 2015 and my weekends haven’t been the same since. I start most weekends meeting friends, chatting, socialising and having a coffee before I’m reminded that there’s the small matter of a 5k to complete!   The following year when I noticed the banner announcing the start…

Read more › junior parkrun - 25th June 2018

junior parkrun snapshot survey

We recently asked all of our junior parkrun teams to help us carry out our third annual ‘snapshot survey’ to assist us in our understanding of participation.   We asked all of our volunteer teams to count the number of adults who were accompanying their children by walking, jogging and running at junior parkrun on…

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