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Read more › News - 5th June 2023

Compeed become Official Blister Plaster Partner of parkrun

We are delighted to welcome Compeed to the parkrun family as the first official blister plaster of parkrun!   The new partnership aims to encourage and support the public to embrace active and healthy lifestyles, something Compeed (a Perrigo owned entity) has been facilitating for over 40 years thanks to its market-leading skin healing technology….

Read more › News - 1st June 2023

Carrying me through my chemotherapy

Jeannette Liebig was a keen parkrunner, going every Saturday morning until she was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer. It was only in the following weeks and months that she recognised the significance the parkrun community had on her life.   Exercise has always been important to me. My husband, Alex, quit smoking years ago and…

Read more › News - 31st May 2023

Join us as a Volunteer Impact & Engagement Manager

We’re pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Impact & Engagement Manager to join the parkrun team, based in our Leeds or Richmond, London 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 regular physical activity…

Andy Murray supports parkrun for the NHS
Read more › News - 26th May 2023

Sir Andy Murray OBE backs ‘parkrun for the NHS’

British tennis player, Sir Andy Murray OBE, is encouraging people across the UK to take part in ‘parkrun for the NHS’ to celebrate the NHS’s 75th birthday and to take steps towards a more healthy, active lifestyle.   Tens of thousands of people across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to ‘parkrun for…

Read more › News - 19th May 2023

Celebrating 10 years of the Ambassador Programme

This week we’re looking back on 10 years of the parkrun Ambassador Programme.   Ambassador roles enable more people to get involved with parkrun, share their knowledge, and support their communities health and happiness.   Find out how it all started, what the Ambassadors do and what we have achieved together.     Firstly, what…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2023

We’re one team

All around the world, we’ve seen over 28,000 unique volunteers in the parkwalker role and they’ve parkwalked over 52,000 times!   We speak to one of the parkwalkers, Cathy Hannon, about why she chooses to volunteer in her favourite role every Saturday morning. Cathy’s chronic condition means that parkwalking is the best option for her, she relishes the…

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Read more › News - 12th May 2023

A speedy recovery

Jonathan Giles credits his weekly parkrun and physical movement for his recent speedy recovery from bowel cancer treatment and surgery, all while managing his type 1 diabetes.   I received my diagnosis of type 1 diabetes while still at school in 1967. With 56 years of experience, I’ve learnt how to manage my condition day to…

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Read more › News - 11th May 2023

parkrun made it all easy

Rahema Mamodo writes about the sense of community she has felt at her local parkrun ever since she started. It led her to make friends through regular physical activity and gave her the confidence to enter her first race!   My first parkrun experience at my local event in Solihull was great, I had never heard of parkrun before I was recommended…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 9th May 2023

How to start running: WithU’s top tips

Sharing our top tips on how to go from being a running newbie to clocking up the miles Guest article written by WithU.   New to running? We’ve got you. We’re sharing our top tips on how to get started with the sport. Keep scrolling to get into it.   Pick a type of running…

Read more › News - 9th May 2023

We celebrate everyone at junior parkrun

Clare Oxlaide writes how being an event director for Burgess junior parkrun has changed her Sundays forever and brought together her diverse community in South London.   I first got involved in parkrun back in 2016. I had just started running and a whole bunch of friends said I should come along to this thing…

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