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Read more › News - 5th October 2016

Take charge of your fitness goals

Take charge of your fitness goals, with the new and improved Charge 2!   As well as the same great benefits from before including tracked steps, distance, floors climbed, calories burned, active minutes, heart rate, sleep, and exercise stats, the Charge 2 also offers guided breathing sessions, on-screen workout shortcuts and more. The sleek new…

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Read more › News - 5th October 2016

The Dementiasaurus

If you were at the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday then you may have spotted a giant green dinosaur running round the city.   But don’t worry, it wasn’t Godzilla. The dinosaur was none other than Sam Evans, a Run Director at Cardiff’s junior parkrun, who made an appearance as ‘Deano the Dementiasaurus’ in aid…

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Read more › News - 5th October 2016

Happy birthday parkrun!

Last Saturday marked the 12th birthday of parkrun and it was fantastic to see International parkrun Day celebrations taking place up and down the country and at every parkrun worldwide.   It’s clear that volunteers and parkrunners are helping to make the world a healthier and a happier place, and we couldn’t be more proud…

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Read more › News - 29th September 2016

My, haven’t we come a long way!

On Saturday we celebrate International parkrunday. This is an occasion when every parkrun event in the world celebrates our birthday, the day when we ran our first ever event. That day was 2 October 2004, the event was Bushy parkrun in Teddington, and there were 13 runners and four volunteers – we call these people ‘pioneers’. …

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Read more › News - 29th September 2016

Celebrations all round!

This week we are proud to unveil the latest video we filmed at Reigate Priory parkrun and Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K, which welcomed runners of all levels to the beautiful Surrey countryside setting.   The races were started by the brilliant Dame Kelly Holmes, who we were lucky enough to chat to…

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Read more › News - 28th September 2016

Family fundraising

Two cousins who enjoy parkrun from different sides of the UK are raising money for parkrun’s official charity partner, Alzheimer’s Research UK.   Heather Anderson, who is local to both Frimley and Rushmoor parkrun, signed up to the charity’s latest campaign Running Down Dementia in memory of her nana Mabel Walker, who was diagnosed with…

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Read more › News - 28th September 2016

One month’s cover FREE with VitalityHealth insurance

As the insurer that rewards healthy habits, we’re running an offer parkrunners will love – one month of FREE health insurance*, if you join by 16 October 2016.   Our award-winning cover gives you fast access to high quality private care and treatment, including private GP video consultations within 48 hours, a choice of consultants…

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Read more › News - 27th September 2016

Motivation is your best accessory

Motivation is your best accessory, and you can easily customize your Fitbit Alta™ tracker with different metal, leather or classic bands that fit your personal style. With an exclusive parkrunner price of £92.99 the new Fitbit Alta activity tracker is now in the store. Slim & stylish – track your steps, sleep and calories burned in style….

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Read more › News - 25th September 2016

Savanna’s story

Trying to get my youngest daughter involved in any type of sport has always been a big challenge.   Savanna suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and has OCD tendencies, which makes her very anxious and causes her to over-analyse almost everything. For several years eating out as a family wasn’t possible because she was…

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Read more › News - 22nd September 2016

A huge step

21-year-old Adam Sefton recently took part in a 5k race without anyone from his family running alongside him. Without knowing Adam you could be forgiven for wondering why this was such an enormous achievement, so we asked his mum Fiona to explain.   My son Adam has a learning disability. This means he doesn’t have…

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