FIT UK's Best Park 2016
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Fields in Trust National Awards

Young Champion   Volunteers are at the heart of parkrun – do you know a young volunteer who deserves to be recognised? UK charity Fields in Trust, in partnership with Groundwork, is launching a nationwide search for a “Young Champion” to celebrate the amazing work that young people (aged 16-24) are doing to make their…

Intersport Heaton parkrun
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Well done Manchester!

We are still buzzing after an action-packed weekend in Manchester, where we were filming at Saturday’s Heaton parkrun and Sunday’s very first Aldi Manchester Half Marathon, which we are both proud partners of. What a brilliant weekend of sporting achievement it was, and congratulations to everyone who took part!   It was brilliant to meet…

ARUK iwan-rheon
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From villain to hero

Actor Iwan Rheon has leant his voice to an insightful new animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK – and we want parkrunners to be some of the first to view it.   Iwan, best known for playing Ramsay Bolton in hit HBO series Game of Thrones, lost his grandmother Beryl to Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia…

Read more › News - 13th October 2016

My heartfelt thanks

parkrun UK is passionate about providing simple and safe events and has recently pledged to have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) available at all 5k parkruns. Our National Lead for AEDs and First Aid, Chris Richards, explains more about our ongoing mission to make parkrun a healthy, happy and safe place to be.   My heartfelt…

Beth Hart
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Feeling part of something

“I’d read an article about running that reckoned anybody could do it. But as a slightly overweight fifty-something menopausal woman I wasn’t convinced.”   It was a cold, wet, January evening and I was filled with a sense of dread. I was on my way to my first group run wearing a full length Berghaus…

Read more › News - 12th October 2016

There’s still time to get one month of health cover FREE

As the insurer that rewards healthy habits, we’re running an offer that 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…

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Feedback from the Field

Me and the boy after Saturday’s parkrun. He encouraged and high-fived me to reach 5k. Love him! #parkrunfamily  Jane     This is my brother-in-law, Bernard Read. I was staying with him overnight in Wantage at the beginning of September and, as I am a regular Newbury parkrunner, I asked him the way to Abingdon parkrun (being…

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London Marathon 2017

Congratulations to those of you who secured a place in the London Marathon 2017 ballot on Monday. We know how precious those spaces are to everyone who entered. If you managed to get a place and have not yet picked a charity you’d like to run for, where better to start than parkrun’s official charity partner,…

Read more › News - 11th October 2016

parkrun filming weekend

We’re excited to let you know that we’ll be filming the next in our series of videos celebrating our partnership with parkrun at this Saturday’s Heaton parkrun.   Taking place in Manchester’s beautiful Heaton Park, it marks the beginning of a superb weekend of sport in Manchester as Sunday is the very first Aldi Manchester…

Andy Baddeley high five'ing runners at Rushmere parkrun
Read more › News - 10th October 2016

Talk to someone, and keep parkrunning!

On World Mental Health Day, parkrun world record holder and mental health awareness campaigner Andy Baddeley reveals why he runs.   The ovation I received in London in August 2012 is one I will never forget. Standing there on the start line, shoulder to shoulder with my fellow runners, about to go for glory.  …

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