Jaz Bangerh running at Woodhouse Moor parkrun
Read more › News - 20th January 2017

All walks of life

“Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you can see the world. This is how you grow.” – Anonymous   On 6 October 2007 I happened to find…

Steve Ellie Lowestoft
Read more › News - 20th January 2017

Arriving as strangers and leaving as friends

If you could bottle the passion that comes from parkrun and sell it, you’d be worth a small fortune.   My parkrun journey began a couple of years ago, having not really run much for about twenty years or so. Who’d have thought that a few years on that I’d be closing in on 100…

Melanie Taylor
Read more › News - 19th January 2017

Feedback from the Field

This is my wife Melanie finishing Rushmoor parkrun on Christmas eve with the tail runner. She only started running in August and has lost three stone through parkrun, and can now run the whole 5k without stopping. This from a lady who said she hated running and would never take it up! Despite often being…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 18th January 2017

A home from home

Hi, I’m Tom Fairbrother and I’m the Communications Executive for parkrun global, working with the 17 parkrun countries around the world whilst overseeing parkrun social media accounts!   Last time I spoke to you, I told you how I had discovered the joys of volunteering at junior parkrun. I have been converted from reluctant volunteer to Volunteer…

Read more › News - 17th January 2017

London Marathon 2017

In 2016 Alzheimer’s Research UK had the best year ever at the London Marathon after our 200-strong team raised a staggering £475,000. And to top it all off we had parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt running for us!   If you were lucky enough to gain a place in the ballot for the London Marathon this…

Read more › News - 16th January 2017

Lots to look forward to with Intersport this year!

This time last year we were about to host our very first partnership event with parkrun and it’s really exciting to see what we have achieved over the past year! What started with the opening of Intersport Wimbledon and a parkrun on Wimbledon Common last January turned into a year of four partnership videos, an…

Dawn 2
Read more › News - 13th January 2017

So excited for my year ahead

“I love this photo of me at parkrun. For someone with low confidence to love a photo of them where there are jiggly bits, sweat, no makeup and no posing is highly unusual – but this is now my Facebook profile picture and I share it with pride. It shows the joy and sheer happiness…

Sarah Beattie
Read more › News - 13th January 2017

Feedback from the Field

It made my friends and I laugh at how grumpy my husband looked at the prospect of running on Christmas Day! But both he and my daughter did it because they asked ‘would us joining you at parkrun on Christmas Day make you happy?’ Of course my response was ‘yes, it would make me really…

Read more › News, Press - 13th January 2017

parkrun partners with CSM Active

parkrun UK is delighted to announce a new partnership with CSM Active, the new mass participation events division of CSM Sport & Entertainment.   CSM Active is a division of CSM Sport and Entertainment, which is chaired by Lord Sebastian Coe. It will launch a number of brand new major closed road running events providing…

Read more › News - 12th January 2017

Meet Louise – parkrunner A3000000

On 15 December 2016 Louise Edwards became the 3 millionth person globally to register with parkrun. We asked Louise to explain her motivation for signing up and to jog us through her first parkrun experience last weekend.   — My 14-year-old son recently decided to go for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. parkrun seemed…

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