Read more › News - 8th March 2023

Five ways to feel more comfortable (and confident) getting active during your period

Guest article by Vitality*   Why is it that some days getting active can seem super easy and leave you energised – while on other days the same workout feels like moving through treacle and at the end you feel exhausted?   There are many factors at play, but one that women often fail to…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2023

Three million women and girls at parkrun. But we can do more.

Today is International Women’s Day and we’re proud to have welcomed nearly three million women and girls to walk, jog, run and volunteer at parkrun.   Whilst thousands of women and girls participate in parkrun every single weekend, we also know that females are less likely to come along to parkrun after they have registered….

Read more › News - 9th March 2022

Welcoming nearly 100,000 women and girls for #IWDparkrun

Success as #IWDparkrun encourages female participation at parkruns around the world, in a celebration of International Women’s Day.   In a special partnership with This Girl Can, parkruns across England and the UK saw more walks, jogs and runs completed by women and girls since 5k events returned in July 2021.   parkruns all over…

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Read more › News - 9th March 2022

Co-op Celebrate International Women’s Day at South Manchester parkrun

Last weekend our partner and Official Grocer of parkrun, Co-op, celebrated International Women’s Day with a visit to South Manchester parkrun.    Alongside parkrunners, Co-op spoke to their own colleagues who were in attendance, and discussed what this years theme of ‘Break the Bias’ means to them, and how equality makes a big difference.   Check…

Read more › News - 9th March 2022

Research findings on covid-19 impacts for parkrunners

In September 2021 we shared the findings of a parkrun Research Board study showing the wide ranging impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on parkrunners.   The paper has now been published in Health Promotion International, and can be found online here.   The research looked at changes in the health, wellbeing and physical activity…