Read more › News, Press - 9th October 2016

parkrun UK submission to Public Parks Inquiry

Written evidence submitted by parkrun UK to the Community and Local Government Select Committee Inquiry into Public Parks, October 2016   Summary parkrun is the biggest recreational running event in the country, offering free timed 5k and 2k runs every weekend. We operate mainly in parks, working in partnership with landowners to improve health, encourage exercise,…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2016

parkrun Dementia Project

We are continually striving to bring the benefits of parkrun to more and more people with impairments. Over the next few months, we’ll be reaching out to the parkrun community to talk with people with particular impairments, along with their friends, family and any parkrunners who might be able to contribute knowledge and experience from their professional…

Read more › News - 6th October 2016

The parkrun party

parkrun is a wonderful thing, and while the 5k (or the 2k in the case of junior parkrun) might be the hook it’s just an invitation really. The community parkrun creates as a result is ‘the party’.   Paul Sinton-Hewitt – our founder and statesman – couldn’t possibly have imagined when he lined up 13…

Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE with Dame Kelly Holmes
Read more › Awards, News - 6th October 2016

Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE named Wellness Champion

parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE was crowned Wellness Champion at the inaugural Pure Package Wellness Awards at London’s BAFTA.   The Wellness Champion Award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the British wellness industry and improved the health and wellness of others, and whose actions have reached a wide audience, achieved significant impact and created…

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Read more › News, Press - 6th October 2016

parkrun announces partnership with Women in Sport

parkrun is delighted to announce a partnership with Women in Sport, with a vision to help transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.   By drawing on unique insight, Women in Sport aims to champion the right of every woman and girl in the UK to take part in,…

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…

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…

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’. …

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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