Read more › News - 25th 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

parkrun made it all easy

Rahema Mamodo started parkrunning after completing a 5k starter programme. She’s enjoyed the support and inclusivity of the parkrun community, which has led her to join a running club and enter long distance races.   I was recommended to try parkrun by the leader of my 5k group. I registered and went along to my local event in…

Read more › News - 11th May 2023

Celebrating 500 in the 500 walk, jog, run milestone club

Each week, all around the world, we celebrate those who reach a milestone club. But last weekend, parkrun hit a major landmark. We’re proud to now have over 500 members in the 500 run, jog, walk milestone club!   Out of eight million global registered parkrunners, more than 600,000 people are a part of a run, jog,…

Read more › News - 4th May 2023

Five reasons why we love the wristband

From sending your parkrun stats directly to you to safely carrying all your emergency contact details, the parkrun wristband has been coming in handy since it was first introduced.   Here, we look at some of the reasons why we love our unique wristbands:   1) Make your parkruns colourful   Want to add some…

Read more › News - 26th April 2023

parkrunning with cystic fibrosis

When Harry first started parkrun at age 10, mum Ruth quickly noticed that regular exercise was important to his wellbeing, as well as his cystic fibrosis.   Ruth writes how Harry’s weekly parkrun sets him challenges and have pushed him to leap from strength to strength.   Harry started parkrun when he was around 10-years-old as his dad, Henry, loves…

Read more › News - 20th April 2023

Challenging stereotypes with parkrun

Rory Fairfoot has been beating assumptions of his learning disability since he first started going to parkrun with his dad in 2012.   After hitting his 250th milestone, mum Jenny writes how parkrun has helped build his confidence and independence over the last decade.   My son Rory and I have been going to parkrun since 2012. Rory is…

Read more › News - 12th April 2023

From Vitality points to event directing

When Gail Keevy and her husband, Mike, first joined parkrun, they were looking to start doing regular exercise and gain more Vitality points for their yearly goal.   Almost a decade later, they never expected to have set up two parkruns in South Africa with the help of the friends they made along their parkrun…

Read more › News - 6th April 2023

A place where I can belong

On the first day our parkwalker role was introduced, Shuhei Sumitani joined for his first parkrun.   Since that parkrun in October, Shuhei has found confidence in the parkwalker role. Event Director Mariko writes how Shuhei has become a part of the wonderful parkrun community.   When I met Shuhei, I was at the parkrun…

Read more › News - 29th March 2023

Five mental tricks for your next parkrun

Five kilometres. 5,000 metres. 500,000 centimetres. 5,000,000 millimetres. 3.1 miles. However you think of it, parkrun is the same distance every week.   However, some weeks it can feel a lot, lot longer!   Here are five mental tricks you can use to make your weekly parkrun feel like a walk, jog or run in the…