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Read more › News - 13th March 2019

Social Prescribing Day

More than 700 GP practices across the UK have now registered to become parkrun practices – this means they have partnered with their local parkrun event to signpost patients and staff to take part in parkrun to help treat a host of health conditions and improve physical and mental wellbeing.   Thursday 14 March is officially International Social…

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Read more › News - 13th March 2019

From stroke to start line

Whiteley parkrun regular Stephen Doherty explains how he overcame suffering a stroke to run his first ever race, the role walking at parkrun played in his recovery, and how he found his way to parkrun 250 miles away from home!   In August 2016, after a weekend of feeling unwell with dizziness and sickness, I…

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Read more › News - 22nd February 2019

The same, but a little different

Dr Ollie Hart is a parkrun Ambassador for Health & Wellbeing, and recently he visited South Africa on holiday. Like many people, he couldn’t resist the opportunity for some international parkrun tourism, and he tells us about his experience.   South Africa is a wild and beautiful country with many delights. But I was especially…

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Read more › News - 15th November 2018

Every barcode represents a life

Over recent years, parkrun has evolved from a successful series of running events having a positive impact on those taking part, to an organisation with a razor sharp focus on a very clear objective.   parkrun is now a global charity operating in 20 countries around the world, with the single purpose of improving the…