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Read more › News - 16th October 2019

I’m doing something legendary to help end the heartbreak of dementia

parkrunner Anna Law has seen the importance of research into dementia for herself. Her grandfather died from dementia 15 years ago, and more recently her mother has developed Alzheimer’s disease.   Here she explains why she’s supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK not only through running, but also with a gift in her Will:   My family…

Read more › News - 16th October 2019


On Saturday 12 October the Ugandan Crew celebrated Ugandan Independence Day with a very special parkrun at Burgess park, South London.   Josephine Ocaka from the Ugandan Crew tells us all about the morning of cultural and community unison.   Every Saturday we count ourselves very lucky to be part of the amazing parkrun family at…

Read more › News - 16th October 2019

Life is never dull

Mel Pinnington’s daughter Ellie recently became a social media sensation as a clip of her singing her way through Southport parkrun was shared online. Here, Mel tells her daughter’s heartwarming story.   It was Ellie’s dad Richard who first heard of parkrun and thought we could give it a go. Partly because she is very…

Read more › News - 15th October 2019

parkrun profile: Rothwell

Rothwell in West Yorkshire has been home to parkrun since July 2017, and now welcomes more than 300 parkrunners every Saturday morning.   Kevin Moseley, Run Director from Rothwell parkrun tells us more about his home event…     I became involved with parkrun to get fitter and encouraged by a family member who is a marathon runner. The…

Read more › News - 8th October 2019

Orange is the colour for the London Marathon

Has all your finger crossing paid off?   From this week if you’ve been successful in the Virgin Money London Marathon ballot you will receive confirmation that you’ve got a place in the world-famous race for next year.   If you’re successful, we’d love you to join #TeamARUK and run the 26.2 miles in support…

Read more › News - 5th October 2019

Not just a run in the park

Independent survey commissioned by UK-based charity parkrun gets more than 60,000 responses and shows that volunteering has a bigger impact on health and wellbeing than just running or walking.   The first weekend of October 2019 sees the 15th anniversary of parkrun. To mark the occasion, parkrun UK have released results from an independent survey,…

Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

A look back at 15 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     15 years later, more than four million different people around the world…

Read more › News - 1st October 2019

Individual changes have the power to change lives

Having a positive impact on other people and wider communities is a great thing.   Community is at the heart of #whatwedo at the Co-op and that’s why we’re proud to sponsor parkrun – providing a great and inclusive opportunity for communities to bring people together and to keep active and well.   parkrun encourages…

Read more › News - 30th September 2019

From paralysis to 100 parkruns

Ian Skaife suffered a serious brain injury in 2012. Here he talks us through his journey from paralysis to 100 parkruns, including learning to walk again and sadly losing his mother.   During the Olympic summer of 2012 I was training for my first short triathlon, having been a ‘slow plodder’ for about 30 years….

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Read more › News - 30th September 2019

Hikers help us make steps towards a cure

They came, they explored, they conquered…and they helped make breakthroughs possible!   Our inaugural ARUK Explorer event was a huge success, with 145 intrepid people taking on the 26-mile hike in the beautiful Peak District National Park.   Together they walked a total of 3,770 miles ­– that’s the equivalent of walking from London to…

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