With schools breaking up for the summer in many of the parkrun countries, and the weather becoming more than encouraging to spend time outside and plan holidays, it is a perfect time to take care of yourself! And we are here for you all – every week, wherever you are, all summer.
Summer is a perfect time to make an additional effort and take care of ourselves, individually and with our friends and families. And parkrun is a great place to enjoy time together! We are here for everybody all year long.
Meet your neighbours!
It may be that this summer is a great opportunity to visit one of the parkrun events near you. You do not have to travel a long distance to experience parkun in a new way. Look for a parkrun event near your home parkrun and visit your parkrun neighbours. Wherever you fancy discovering a parkrun nearby, please remember to check the event page before you set off, listening carefully to the first timer welcome and ensure a safe travel to and from the event.
Make new parkrun friends!
If you happen to have your summer plans set already and are going to visit another country where they can also attend a parkrun, it is a nice way to make new parkrun friends. We are a global community and our events are a really welcoming place.
Join parkrun as you like
Remember that parkrun is always the same experience wherever you join in! And remember that it is always your parkrun – you can come along as a walker, a volunteer, or just head down to your local park and watch what’s going on. Wherever your summer holiday plans take you, parkruns are free, weekly community events for all ages, abilities, backgrounds and walks of life. Everyone is welcome to take part – however they like.
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…
All of the talk around the barbecue during Memorial Day weekend had to do with our huge record breaking weekend at parkrun USA. We welcomed 3,204 runners and walkers to 61 different events from Biddeford to Bainbridge Island. Whether it was your 1st or 101st parkrun, we hope to see you back throughout the summer….