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Read more › News - 18th May 2017

Sharing my passion

I started parkrun around three years ago and only did two runs with the intentions of keeping fit and losing weight but hated the attempts as I found running with hearing aids difficult. I would get all sweaty and the hearing aids would conk out and would need drying out (several days!). I was also…

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Read more › News - 14th May 2017

Reaching out to parkrunners affected by dementia

Finsbury parkrunner Dr Mohit Verma, on the right, has a passion to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their families. Through his work as a Consultant Psychiatrist he’s seen firsthand how exercise and opportunities to socialise can transform the quality of life of those living with this disease.    This is why he’s…

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Read more › News - 30th March 2017

All the right Signs

parkrun’s PROVE project (parkrun; Running or Volunteering for Everyone) has been set up to make parkrun more welcoming and accessible for people with disabilities or long term health conditions.   You can watch the film here.   As part of the project, volunteers have been appointed as parkrun Champions to help inform the work that…

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Read more › News - 15th March 2017

parkrun Dementia Champions

Poolsbrook parkrunner Andy Morris, who fought his way to the top of the Running Down Dementia leaderboard after raising more than £3,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK last year, has taken on a new role as a volunteer parkrun dementia champion, aimed at encouraging carers and people living with dementia to become more involved with parkrun….

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Read more › News - 28th November 2016

Increasing the awareness of parkrun for people with diabetes

We are continually striving to bring the benefits of parkrun to more and more people with impairments or long-term conditions. Currently we are reaching out to the parkrun community to talk with particular groups, along with their friends, family and any parkrunners who might be able to contribute knowledge and experience from their professional lives.   The aim…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2016

parkrun Dementia Project

We are continually striving to bring the benefits of parkrun to more and more people with impairments. Over the next few months, we’ll be reaching out to the parkrun community to talk with people with particular impairments, along with their friends, family and any parkrunners who might be able to contribute knowledge and experience from their professional…

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Read more › News, Press - 14th March 2016

Government funding to help parkrun boost health of people with disabilities and long-term health conditions

parkrun UK has been awarded government funding to embark on a three-year project, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of disabled and excluded groups by increasing physical activity and social engagement.   The project will be funded through the Department of Health’s Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development (IESD) Fund. It will initially focus…

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