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Read more › News - 8th December 2020

Using research to improve inclusivity

At parkrun we believe in the benefits an event can have on the lives of people and the communities it creates. We have seen many people go from being sedentary to earning their club t-shirts having participated in hundreds of parkruns.   This shift from inactivity to active lifestyles, and the associated health and wellbeing…

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Read more › News, Press - 12th December 2018

Sport England announces significant investment in parkrun

Increasing female participation and encouraging more people from low socioeconomic communities to take part in free, weekly, social activity will be the focus of a new collaboration between Sport England and parkrun.   Funding from Sport England over three years will support the creation of 200 new parkrun events in England, building on the successes…

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Read more › Press - 23rd February 2016

parkrun and Sport England launch project to get more people with visual impairments participating at parkrun

Sport England has invested £142,500 of National Lottery funding in parkrun to launch a pilot scheme for VI people, to help them start running, walking or volunteering at events, to meet new people and learn new skills. The money will also go towards encouraging more people to volunteer as VI running guides.   While many…