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Read more › News - 10th June 2022

parkrun’s Health and Wellbeing team is expanding!

We’re recruiting! We’re looking for a full time Outreach & Engagement Officer to join our Health and Wellbeing team. The role will be based in our Leeds office.    From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community at its beating heart.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in…

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Read more › News - 15th November 2021

parkrun celebrates four year success of events on the custodial estate

Every Saturday morning hundreds of people in prisons, young offender institutions, and correctional facilities are walking, jogging, running and volunteering as part of the global parkrun family.   Four years on from the launch of the very first custodial event, Black Combe parkrun at HMP Haverigg, we take a look at the phenomenal success of…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2021

Finding my motivation

Brenden Goodwin says parkrun helped him feel proud of the person he now sees in the mirror. He also credits parkrun for giving him the discipline and confidence to focus on his studies, and achieve straight A grades in his GCSEs.   Here’s his story.   Before I started taking part in the Macclesfield parkrun, I was…

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Read more › News - 19th April 2021

Time to come together again

Access to free, inclusive, regular outdoor physical activity has never been more vital.    parkrun Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington calls for support ahead of the planned restart of 5k events across England on Saturday 5 June   As the number of daily cases, hospitalisations and deaths related to the pandemic continue…

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Read more › News - 20th November 2020

Evidence on the reach and impact of parkrun: a review

A team of academics reviewed existing research highlighting that parkrun participants show improvements in, among other things, fitness, total physical activity, and mood.   Here, one of the researchers, Dr Anne Grunseit from the Prevention Research Collaboration at the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, talks us through the findings.   parkrun is unique…

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Read more › News - 20th October 2020

Losing connection and quality of life

The wide-ranging benefits of parkrun participation on people’s health and wellbeing are well known, and supported by a growing body of evidence. But what happens when there are no parkrun events to take part in? What is the impact on people’s health and wellbeing if the opportunity to join with others for a walk, jog…

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Read more › News - 8th October 2020

Care for yourselves and for each other

Woodhouse Moor parkrunner Pritti Mehta is Head of Programmes, Transformation and Delivery, in the People Directorate at NHS England.    Here she tells us why parkrun is so important for her own health and happiness, and how it could make a difference to yours.   We each have a vital role to play in our…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 25th September 2020

Behind the scenes: The Health & Wellbeing Team

We each have our own individual stories to tell about how we first got involved in parkrun and the impact that it has had on our lives. We all have different perceptions of what parkrun is, and what it means to us.  However, there are two aspects of parkrun that are universally relevant:   The…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2020

Impacting those hardest to reach

Last year we published the results of an independent survey which highlighted the wide ranging health and wellbeing benefits of participating in parkrun.   The study also showed that eight out of ten of those who were inactive at registration went on to increase their activity outside of our Saturday morning events. Those who classified themselves…

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Read more › News - 15th July 2020

Plan your hours with positivity

LJ Flanders is a parkrunner, a former prisoner and the author of the best selling fitness book ‘Cell Workout’.   We spoke to LJ about his passion for using activity to empower himself and others, his tips for being active, his love of parkrun and his thoughts on parkrun events being established on the custodial…

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