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Read more › News - 11th March 2020

A huge International Women’s Day parkrun celebration!

In a celebration of female participation to mark International Women’s Day, #IWDparkrun welcomed an astonishing 15,000 additional women and girls at parkruns all around the world.   On Saturday 7 March 2020, we were delighted to see almost 151,000 women and girls walking, jogging or running at parkrun globally.   Our social feeds lit up…

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Read more › News - 25th February 2020

It’s okay to stop and walk

Deborah Birch inspired all of her family to go to parkrun, including her 86-year-old Mum.    Here she gives a message to all the other women and girls thinking about parkrun.   I went to my first parkrun in honour of Giles, the chairman of our local running club, who had passed away. Many of…

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Read more › News - 12th February 2020

Where I know I’m always welcome

For Kate Hodge, Saturday morning means Brandon Country Park parkrun! As a transgender parkrunner, Kate tells us about her transition to becoming the person she wanted to be, and the role parkrun’s inclusive environment has played in her ongoing journey.   Whilst I have known I am transgender since very early childhood, for most of…

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Read more › News - 11th February 2020

How does parkrun actually work?

You’ve heard of parkrun and are thinking of coming along, but you’re not quite sure how it works…   We’ve put together this handy guide taking you through parkrun step-by-step!   1. Signing up   It’s completely free to register and you only need to sign-up once. Simply complete this form and then either print…

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Read more › News - 5th February 2020

Help us celebrate female participation for #IWDparkrun

parkruns all over the world are joining in a celebration of female participation by hosting a special event on Saturday 7 March 2020, ahead of International Women’s Day the following day.    We would love you to join in the celebrations by bringing along a female friend, colleague or family member and walking, jogging, running…

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Read more › News - 5th February 2020

Nobody is bothered what you look like

Mental Health Nurse Jane Ryan registered for parkrun and then spent 18 months plucking up the courage to go.    Now a regular at Woodhouse Moor parkrun in Leeds, she has a message for all the other women out there thinking about their first parkrun.   I registered myself for parkrun but then didn’t have…