Read more › News - 10th March 2022

Welcoming nearly 100,000 women and girls for #IWDparkrun

Success as #IWDparkrun encourages female participation at parkruns around the world, in a celebration of International Women’s Day.   parkruns all over the world united in a celebration of women and girls on Saturday 5 March, to mark International Women’s Day.   Around the globe, almost  1,000 females volunteered for the very first time, and more…

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Read more › News - 4th March 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 26 February

The last parkrun of February brought ‘almost’ spring weather! Phil may have said it’s going to be a long winter, but it sure doesn’t feel like it when we’ve got parkrun every Saturday. We had 1,348 finishers across 38 events, which is pretty great considering we had quite a few ice-related cancellations. We had 346…

Read more › News - 3rd March 2022

Celebrating women and girls this International Women’s Day

We know that many women and girls face very real barriers to taking part in physical activity. From the fear of walking or running in public, of coming alone, to feeling nervous about what to do on arrival, or worrying about coming last.   This International Women’s Day we are encouraging thousands more women and…

Read more › News - 28th February 2022

Change to participating with dogs at parkrun

From time to time we need to make operational updates and changes, to clarify what might have previously been ambiguous, or to introduce new rules allowing for the continued safe delivery of parkrun events across the world.   The following change will affect some parkrunners who participate with their dog.    Specifically: we have decided…

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Read more › News - 24th February 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 19 February

What a great weekend for parkrun USA! We had 1,426 finishers at 41 different parkrun events around the country. 362 parkrunners helped fill the volunteer roles and 216 attended an event for the first time. We saw some more Valentine’s Day celebrations so let’s take a look at the pictures:     Canyon Rim Trail…

Read more › News - 23rd February 2022

Strengthening bonds and reducing loneliness

Mr Kobayashi is Event Director at Hikarigaoka parkrun in Tokyo. Inspired by the Tokyo Paralympics, he trained as a guide runner and it just so happened his first visually impaired (VI) partner wanted to participate in parkrun.   Here he talks us through his VI training, and what it’s like to guide at parkrun.  …

Read more › News - 17th February 2022

Just see what happens

From the day Annie Robertson registered with parkrun, to the day she first went along, was more than seven years.   Here she tells us how it was certainly worth the wait, and why nobody should be afraid of just coming along to see what happens.   When I first signed up to parkrun, my…

Read more › News - 17th February 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 12 February

Love was in the air for our pre-Valentine’s Day parkrunday last weekend. We had 1,677 finishers at 38 events around the country, that’s almost double the week before. It’s amazing what a little bit of good weather can do. We had a whopping 378 volunteers and 307 parkrunners went to an event for the first…

Read more › News - 9th February 2022

It’s always warm at parkrun

It’s February and for the northern hemisphere it’s been a typically cold winter.   parkruns are weekly whatever the weather. Getting out and being active is possible in all seasons, even in the coldest of temperatures!   In some parkrun places, like Canada, the USA, Poland and Russia, it can get extremely cold. But, with…

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Read more › News - 9th February 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 5 February

Another wintery weekend for parkrun USA. Despite some more cancellations for snow and ice, we had 34 events with a total of 997 finishers. We welcomed 130 first timers and in total 312 volunteers organised, cheered and supported everyone attending. Let’s take a look at the pictures:     It was beautiful and bright and…

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