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BT sports awards
Read more › Awards, News, Press - 28th April 2016

parkrun UK wins Participation Event of the Year at Sport Industry Awards

parkrun UK has been awarded ‘Participation Event of the Year’ at the 2016 BT Sport Industry Awards in London.   The award recognises the significant growth of parkrun across the country over the past year, which has seen a substantial increase in the number of both 5k and 2k events, overall female registration passing 50%…

Running Awards
Read more › Awards, News, Press - 22nd April 2016

parkrun voted Best Event Series at 2016 Running Awards

This evening we attended the 2016 Running Awards at the O2 in London. We were delighted to pick up the gold award in the two categories parkrun was nominated in: Best Book (Debra Bourne’s Much More than Just a Run the Park) and Best Event Series.   It was a superb evening, with the who’s who of running in…

DofH
Read more › News, Press - 14th March 2016

Government funding to help parkrun boost health of people with disabilities and long-term health conditions

parkrun UK has been awarded government funding to embark on a three-year project, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of disabled and excluded groups by increasing physical activity and social engagement.   The project will be funded through the Department of Health’s Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development (IESD) Fund. It will initially focus…

Alison Mead and guide
Read more › Press - 23rd February 2016

parkrun and Sport England launch project to get more people with visual impairments participating at parkrun

Sport England has invested £142,500 of National Lottery funding in parkrun to launch a pilot scheme for VI people, to help them start running, walking or volunteering at events, to meet new people and learn new skills. The money will also go towards encouraging more people to volunteer as VI running guides.   While many…

juniorsmiling
Read more › junior parkrun, News, Press - 18th February 2016

Warburtons donation to help grow junior parkrun

We are delighted to welcome Warburtons as the latest member of the parkrun community. In a three-year partnership, Britain’s largest bakery brand will donate £300,000 to help the expansion of junior parkrun.   Together we want to engage more than 60,000 new young parkrunners with our events, introducing even more families to the benefits of…

Tring
Read more › News, Press - 17th December 2015

parkrun responds to Government’s ‘Strategy for Sport’

Responding to the government’s unveiling of its new sports strategy, parkrun UK Managing Director Tom Williams said: “We are delighted to see volunteers being placed at the heart of the government’s new sports strategy. Volunteers are the cornerstone of parkrun and are fundamental to the long-term success of all grassroots activities – acknowledging their contribution…

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