Read more › News - 12th January 2022

Why not?

Katie Bell always thought her mum and brother looked like they were having a great time at parkrun. So, when they encouraged her to go along for the very first time, she thought why not?   It’s now given her the confidence to try new things, and always sets her up for the weekend. Here’s…

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Read more › News - 11th January 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 8 January

Brr! It was a chilly one across the country last weekend, leading to a few cancellations due to weather and course conditions. 32 parkruns were able to host an event on Saturday for a total of 982 finishers. Volunteer roles were filled by 309 hardy parkrunners who didn’t mind a little bit of cold, and…

Read more › News - 6th January 2022

Who’s starting with you?

It’s a new year. Grab your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and start with parkrun.   Insight shows us that one of the most powerful tools for encouraging people along to a parkrun is word of mouth. So, this new year, why not help a friend get started on their parkrun journey.   Here are…

Read more › News - 6th January 2022

Reflecting on 2021 at parkrun

As we move into the new year, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on another extraordinary 12 months for parkrun.   Looking at the number of live events, it’s clear how far we have come in the past year. At the end of 2020, and what was an incredibly difficult year, there were just 300…

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Read more › News - 5th January 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 1 January

  Happy New Year! On the first day of 2022, 31 events celebrated the new year with 1,107 finishers. We welcomed 225 first timers (what a great way to start 2022) and 302 parkrunners helped make everything possible by volunteering. It was a rainy one across most of the country, so grab your umbrellas and…

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Read more › News - 28th December 2021

parkrun week in pictures – Christmas 2021

  Happy Holidays parkrunners! We had a small but mighty group of 23 events go forward on Christmas Day for a total of 714 finishers. 218 parkrunners spent their Christmas mornings volunteering and 114 brave souls chose to do a parkrun for the first time. We won’t keep you waiting any longer because we bet…

Read more › News - 22nd December 2021

Start with… parkrun

Looking for a free, inclusive, regular way to build healthy habits into the new year and beyond? Grab your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, and start with parkrun!   ‘Start with… parkrun’ is all about helping people build healthy habits into 2022 and beyond.     Aimed at anyone thinking about taking their first steps…

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Read more › News - 22nd December 2021

parkrun Week in Pictures 12/18/21

Winter is finally here! It was a cold one across the country, with a handful of events running in snowy winter wonderlands (and some not-so-wonderful freezing rain), but hey, all weather is perfect parkrun weather, right? We saw 1,430 finishers across 41 events, with 377 parkrunners filling a variety of volunteer positions. 161 parkrunners held…

Read more › News - 15th December 2021

A true freedom run

Don Khan AuKmt said completing a parkrun was close to the top of his ‘to do’ list when he was released from eight years in immigration detention recently.   Don, a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar, came to Australia alone by boat at just 17 years of age in October 2013.   He was picked up…

Read more › News - 15th December 2021

parkrun week in pictures: 11 december

While the weather caused a few cancellations around the country, we still had 1,431 finishers across 41 events. Our high-vis vests were filled by 379 parkrunners who volunteered last weekend and we welcomed 178 first timers. Awesome! You know the drill by now, let’s take a look at the photos.     What a great…

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