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Read more › News - 11th November 2017

Introducing Vitality Volunteer of the Month

Last weekend we launched our Volunteer Reward programme at Bournemouth parkrun. To help launch the scheme, we invited our Official Wellness Partners AFC Bournemouth who brought along club players Steve Cook, Simon Francis and Charlie Daniels.   The players awarded goody bags to 10 local volunteers in recognition of their work and support through the…

Read more › News - 10th November 2017

We are hiring!

We’re looking for an organised and dependable administrator to join the parkrun team. Are you a solutions-driven team player, brilliant at juggling multiple priorities? Find out more using the following links:   The job description can be found here.   Click here to find out how to apply. 

Read more › News - 9th November 2017

My journey to the Invictus Games

Ian Young is a former soldier who is a Run Director at Blackhill parkrun in County Durham. Following an incident when he was serving in Northern Ireland, he struggled with alcohol issues, post-traumatic stress disorder and even considered taking his own life.   Ian began running as a way to improve his mental health and represented…

Read more › News - 7th November 2017

A parkrun first

If somebody had said to me at my first parkrun that I would become the first Member of Parliament to join the 100 Club I wouldn’t have believed them.   I had heard about parkrun through my wife and a few friends, and when I reluctantly went along to Colby parkrun with them I thought…

Read more › News - 6th November 2017

First prison parkrun launches

The first parkrun to take place in a prison has been launched thanks to a pioneering initiative between parkrun UK and HMP Haverigg, a Category C prison in England that has 286 prisoners.    If successful the initiative could be rolled out, with further prisons already expressing interest in starting their own parkruns and a second…

Read more › News - 4th November 2017

The end of Running Down Dementia 2017

We want to say a massive THANK YOU to the parkrun community for helping make this year’s Running Down Dementia a huge success.    It’s the second year we’ve run the initiative and once again we’ve been staggered by the effort and dedication of the participants. We hope you had fun taking part.    …

Read more › News - 1st November 2017

Fall for autumn

We all remember the joy of autumn as a kid.  The vivid red and gold of the leaves, crunching underfoot as you chased each other through the park, the happiness of throwing fallen leaves at each other.  An autumnal parkrun is the grownup version as the crisp air calls you out for a run to…

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Read more › News - 1st November 2017

Time to celebrate the early morning run!

It’s that time of year where the clocks have changed and it’s dark before we’ve even finished work…making it hard to find the time or the inclination to get out there for a run. Fear not, lovely runners! Evening runs may be less appealing, but morning runs have just got a whole lot better! We…

Read more › News - 1st November 2017

Put your pedal power to the test

If you’re sad that Running Down Dementia has come to an end and can’t wait for next year’s challenge to begin, don’t worry, we’ve got a great way to fill the void.   Swap running strides for bike rides and take part in Cycling Down Dementia!    Our new cycling initiative challenges participants to ride…

Read more › News - 31st October 2017

The best things in life are free

This is Katerina Bragin and her six children at Maidstone parkrun. We asked Katerina to explain the impact that both running and volunteering at parkrun has had on her family, and to share her advice on fitting parkrun into busy family life.   I recently reached a special milestone – 20 years since I moved…

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