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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Read more › News - 24th April 2019

Dementia won’t stop Malcolm and Harry taking on London Marathon

A massive good luck to all of you who are taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday!   With the Dementia Revolution, the partnership of Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society, as the official charity campaign for this year’s event, it’s going to be a very special day.   There will be nearly…

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Read more › News - 24th April 2019

Your parkrun will see you now

Approaching 800 GP practices across the UK have now registered to become parkrun practices – this means they have partnered with their local parkrun event to signpost patients and staff to take part in parkrun to help treat a host of health conditions and improve physical and mental wellbeing.   To highlight best practice examples, as well as…

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Read more › News - 23rd April 2019

Stress? Don’t worry about it

April is stress awareness month, an annual thirty-day period established in 1992, that serves the purpose of increasing public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) describes stress as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures and demands placed on them”, and…

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