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Read more › News - 25th November 2020

Planning a return to junior parkrun

We welcomed the news this week that grassroots sport is to resume in England after the current lockdown. With the knowledge that children’s physical activity levels have declined this year, we feel the time is right to start considering the possible return of junior parkrun events across the UK and Ireland in early 2021.  …

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Read more › News - 19th November 2020

Potential opportunity for junior parkrun to restart early 2021

With COVID-19-associated restrictions continuing to limit opportunities for children to be active, we are actively looking at the possibility of supporting the reopening of some junior parkrun events in the UK and Ireland early in 2021.   In summary:   We’re exploring the opportunity for junior parkrun to reopen across the UK and Ireland from…

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Read more › News - 20th February 2020

Our family lifeline

parkrun has become a lifeline for Rachel Jesson and her family, bringing them together through difficult times. Rachel’s son James has high functioning autism/Aspergers, and she credits parkrun for the real improvement in his confidence and behaviour.   Here’s the Jessons family story.   Keeping our children active is something that has always been important to us, but…

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Read more › News - 2nd December 2019

I’ve never looked back

Over the past eight years Jas Dhalley has experienced parkrun in many ways. He’s been a walker, a runner, a volunteer, and now an ambassador. This is his journey from first timer to parkrun Ambassador.   I first heard of parkrun in 2011 when I signed up for a 5k charity run. I’d gone off to…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 19th March 2019

World Down Syndrome Day

Thursday 21 March marks #WorldDownSyndromeDay and for 2019, the message is #LeaveNoOneBehind – something which fits in with parkrun’s inclusive environment.   At Pontefract junior parkrun last Sunday 17 March, Wakefield and District Down Syndrome Support Group held a volunteering event to help raise awareness of Down syndrome, and celebrate the fantastic achievements and abilities of the children and young people.   152…

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Read more › News - 14th January 2018

The results are in!

In October 2015 we set out to create more opportunities for communities to access junior parkrun in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK when we teamed up with Warburtons as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility partnership.   It’s great to be able to report that we are on track to achieve…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 1st June 2017

A parkrun mile

Hi, I’m Helen Hood, Head of Event Delivery at parkrun UK, and last weekend I joined a sea of apricot in the parkrun wave of the Westminster Mile.   In the Hood household it’s an annual highlight and the fourth year we’ve taken part as a family, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.  …

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 25th May 2017

Proud to not get a PB

Hi, I’m Clare Fowler and I am Safeguarding Lead at parkrun UK. In my role as Safeguarding Lead, I hear too many reports of pushy parents who have become preoccupied with their children getting a PB, so I was absolutely delighted when this popped in to my inbox:   I want to tell you all…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 17th May 2017

A view from the tail

Hi, I’m Jo Sinton-Hewitt, and I am Event Support Manager at parkrun UK and Run Director at Moormead junior parkrun.   I had the absolute pleasure of spending last weekend in Belfast as part of our series of regional tours around the UK. We visit a different region usually once every two months and invite all of…

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Read more › junior parkrun - 12th May 2017

junior parkrun: officially not just for kids!

It’s a free 2K for 4-14 year olds; we all know that junior parkrun is more than just a run, jog or walk in the park for 4-14 year olds, don’t we?!   Despite the fact that we reported another amazing record turnout at junior parkrun last weekend (15,999 juniors crossed a finish line on…

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