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Read more › News - 5th January 2023

Nine ways to start with parkrun

It’s a new year. Grab your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and start with parkrun.   Insight shows us that one of the most powerful tools for encouraging people along to a parkrun is word of mouth. So, this new year, why not help a friend get started on their parkrun journey.   Here are…

Read more › News - 12th December 2022

Five reasons to try your first parkrun

parkrun has grown from one event in a park to a global movement of millions of people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across over 20 countries around the world.   But parkrun is so much more than a walk, jog or run in a park!   If you or someone you know is yet to come along…

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Read more › News - 27th April 2022

Helping me to belong

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, and parkrun provides a perfect opportunity for people to connect with their local community, make new friends and create a network beyond the defence force.   Thousands of people around the world in all stages of their military life take part in parkrun, including Liz, an…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2022

Together or apart

After moving to Sweden in 2019, Laura Stepko went along to Malmö Ribersborg parkrun to meet new people and make friends.   Little did she know that it would lead to a chance meeting over post-parkrun coffee, which would eventually take her to the other side of the world to start a new life –…

Read more › News - 7th January 2022

Why not?

Katie Bell always thought her mum and brother looked like they were having a great time at parkrun. So, when they encouraged her to go along for the very first time, she thought why not?   It’s now given her the confidence to try new things, and always sets her up for the weekend. Here’s…

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Read more › News - 5th January 2022

Sixty two wonderful minutes

Caroline Boxall felt like she’d won at the Olympics when she completed her first parkrun. Here she tells us why it meant so much to her.   Achieving something you didn’t think you were capable of gives you the most amazing feeling. It happened to me when I completed my first parkrun or, in my…

Read more › News - 22nd November 2021

A great vibe

Karl Watson went from knowing nothing about parkrun, to becoming an absolute convert.   Now a regular at Conkers parkrun, he tells us his story.   “Bring t-shirt, shorts and trainers.”   My parkrun journey started with those words!   Back in May 2019, I was planning to meet up with friends for a weekend…

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Read more › News - 26th October 2021

Even better than I expected

Graham Le-Gall has just experienced his first few parkrun events having only been able to (not)parkrun since registering before the pandemic hit.   Here he tells us why he’s been loving the parkrun experience.   Wow! And wow again! Having only registered for parkrun just before lockdown, I’d only had chance to (not)parkrun. So, when…

Read more › News - 25th August 2021

12 reasons to celebrate

parkrun has now returned across the whole of the UK, so here are 12 reasons to celebrate!   Everyone’s favourite weekend community activity is now fully operational across the whole of the UK.   1. 11-14 year olds back at all junior parkruns – wherever you are   The return of 31 5k events in Wales over…

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Read more › News - 3rd August 2021

Still buzzing

Richard Pidgley experienced his first parkrun on Saturday 24 July, when events returned in England. He loved it so much that when he finished he wanted to go round again!   I’d never done a parkrun before. Throughout the pandemic restrictions I had heard many people lamenting that parkrun was not permitted and I often thought…

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