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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Movement for everyone

Since launching less than a year ago, more than 6,000 different parkrunners have chosen to purchase their t-shirts and tights, base layers and hoodies from CONTRA, helping to raise in excess of £60,000 for parkrun!   parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt launched the CONTRA sports clothing brand back in September 2018 to provide running kit that…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Numerical parkruns

Numbers and statistics have always been a huge part of parkrun. From the very first event when 13 runners and five volunteers took part, right up to the present day which has just seen us top 50,000,000 completed parkruns.   And that’s before we even get to milestones, average attendances, total distance run, age grading percentages,…

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Read more › News - 25th June 2019

Celebrating one year of 5k Your Way

In 2018, the 5k Your Way initiative was launched by oncology doctor, and professional triathlete, Lucy Gossage in partnership with cancer survivor Gemma Hillier-Moses, Founder of MOVE Charity.   Their concept was simple: oncology professionals, those living with, or who have had, cancer and their families are encouraged to attend a local parkrun event on the…

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Read more › News - 24th June 2019

Karen completes Irish leg of epic trek

At the start of the year we told you about Newport parkrunner Karen Penny embarking on an epic trek where she will be away from home for four years.   She’s aiming to become the first woman to trek around the British and Irish coastlines and 20 largest islands – a distance of 20,000 miles….

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Read more › News - 24th June 2019

parkrun profile: New Earswick

New Earswick parkrun in York has been part of the parkrun family since April 2018.   Simon Middleton from New Earswick parkrun tells us more…       My first parkrun was in 2013 around the racecourse at York parkrun. I started to get involved in the volunteering side and stepped up to become a Run…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2019

Milestone update

We are currently experiencing some technical issues with milestone t-shirts which means that we have temporarily suspended claims.   Last month an issue was discovered that meant we weren’t receiving confirmation of a milestone t-shirt claim (when the order is processed on Pro:Direct’s website). To ensure there are enough free t-shirts for everyone we need…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

parkrun profile: Macclesfield

The town of Macclesfield in Cheshire joined the parkrun family in April 2018, and in just over a year more than 3,500 parkrunners have taken to the “undulating” course.   Co-Event Director Tim Marsh tells us more…     I started parkrunning in 2012 at Bramhall parkrun, by the time I joined the 100 club,…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

Do you speak parkrun?

One reason parkrun has grown so quickly is that it’s such a simple concept.   Register once, for free, and turn up at one of more than 1,500 parks and open spaces around the world on a Saturday morning.   But if you listen carefully, it might seem like there’s a secret code or language being…

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Read more › News - 17th June 2019

Test your child’s hydration this exam season

The warmer weather is always a good sign for parkrunners as a major motivation to get out in the fresh air to walk, jog, run or volunteer at their local parkrun and junior parkrun. However, Spring may not be as exciting for your children. With exams well underway, our friends at Aqua Optima are here…

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Read more › News - 17th June 2019

Got a place in a race? Use it to support dementia research

Do you have your own place in a running event this year? Whether it’s the Great North Run or your local 10k, did you know you can use your place to support pioneering dementia research?   We have charity places available for numerous events where you commit to a fundraising target. But if you have…

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