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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…

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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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Read more › junior parkrun - 9th April 2018

junior parkrun profile: Stanley Park

Stanley Park junior parkrun  in Liverpool welcomed its 500th different junior parkrunner recently. Event Director and volunteer Outreach Ambassador Dave Dando tells us more about Liverpool’s first junior parkrun.   I grew up around Stanley Park in the 1950s and would play there every day after school and every weekend, I moved away from Liverpool for…

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Read more › junior parkrun - 9th April 2018

Celebrating eight years of junior parkrun!

Picture the scene: it’s Sunday 1 April 2010, nine intrepid youngsters are lining up for a photo in Bushy Park, blissfully unaware that they are about to make history as the pioneers of junior parkrun.   Fast forward eight years to 1 April 2018: it’s Easter Sunday, April Fool’s Day and the eighth anniversary of…

Read more › junior parkrun - 8th November 2017

Running Buddies

Most adults can decide for themselves if they want to attend parkrun for the first time, but for children it can be somewhat different. Steven Park, Event Director at Redcar junior parkrun, has implemented a scheme that encourages nervous first-timers to take part while providing junior parkrunners with the opportunity to help others.   A…

DofE Maidenhead
Read more › junior parkrun - 29th June 2017

Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering with parkrun & junior parkrun

Hi there, I’m Nik Robinson and I’m parkrun UK’s volunteer Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Lead, and my home run is Aberdeen parkrun.   The DofE is a great scheme that promotes the development of young people, through undertaking a skill, a recreational activity and volunteering as well as going on an expedition! The time to…

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