Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Getting back on track

Dave Campbell completed his first parkrun as part of the NHS 70th birthday celebrations in 2018. Now, almost a year later, Dave tells us how walking at Carlisle parkrun has helped put his Type 2 diabetes into remission.   I came along to try parkrun for the first time as part of the NHS’s 70th…

Read more › News - 7th May 2019

parkrun profile: Huntingdon

Huntingdon parkrun in Cambridgeshire launched in April 2013 and since then has welcomed almost 10,000 different parkrunners!   Co-Event Director Stuart Ainsworth tells us more about his home event…     I have been parkrunning since March 14 after much nagging from my neighbour David Irwin who is Regional Event Ambassador for the East Midlands.  …

Read more › News - 2nd May 2019

parkrun profile: Stretford

Stretford parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in Stretford, Greater Manchester.   Mo Brettell and Jamie Barry from Stretford parkrun takes us on a tour of their home event…   Stretford has a beautiful park that was crying out for an event like Stretford parkrun and there was a real demand locally with an abundance of…

Read more › News - 1st May 2019

Dementia Revolution raises £3m and counting!

Wow, what a day! We’ve been truly blown away by the impact of the Dementia Revolution campaign at Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon.   We’d like to thank all of you who ran the 26.2miles, cheered on the runners from the sidelines, made a donation and helped spread the word about the campaign. The Revolution…

Read more › News - 30th April 2019

parkrun profile: Tonbridge

Tonbridge parkrun takes every Saturday morning in the market town of Tonbridge in Kent.   Event Director Anthony Lester tells us more about the event he calls home…     I have been involved with Tonbridge parkrun from its inception. I had been running at a ‘local’ parkrun (one of only two parkruns in Kent at…

Read more › News - 30th April 2019

Bringing the PROVE project to a conclusion

In April 2016, parkrun UK was awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Social Care to undertake a three-year project to increase physical activity and social engagement at parkrun amongst people living with disabilities and long-term health conditions. We met this challenge through our PROVE project (parkrun, Running or Volunteer for Everyone).   In the…

Read more › News - 30th April 2019

parkrunning with AS

Axial SpA (AS) is a form of inflammatory arthritis that most commonly affects the spine, but is a complex condition affecting different people in different ways, often with other related issues.   There is currently no cure for AS, and one in 200 of the adult population in the UK have the condition. To mark…

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Read more › News - 29th April 2019

Look hot stay cool with your parkrun team!

We all know there is no better way to refresh and recover from your weekend parkrun than with a cool bottle of water! This month, not only are our hydration heroes at Aqua Optima on hand to remind you of the benefits of drinking enough H20, but also offering all parkrunners the chance to win…

Read more › News - 25th April 2019

Apricot FAQs

We are excited to announce that the new apricot t-shirt collection has arrived! To help you with the ordering process, please see below for the answers to some frequently asked questions: Is event personalisation available on the new apricot t-shirts?  Yes, event personalisation is available within the cost of the new apricot t-shirts. Please select…

Read more › News - 25th April 2019

parkrun profile: Knowsley

Knowsley parkrun takes place in Whiston, Liverpool every Saturday morning, and has been part of the parkrun family since December 2016.   Run Director David Dodd takes us on a tour of his home event…     Our parkrun was established in December 2016 by a group of people that all ran for Knowsley Harriers. We have Event Director Chris…

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