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Read more › News - 30th November 2022

Making friends and influencing people

Desiree Barnett is relishing her volunteering role as parkwalker. It affords her the opportunity to laugh and chat with other parkwalkers, provide encouragement where needed and complete her own 5k each Saturday.   What an awesome experience I had this morning, to once again see so many happy and eager people raring to take on…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2022

Translation Ambassador opportunities

As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together.   Communication plays a vital part in what we do, and we are looking to expand our range of non-English language content. To help us do so, we have created the voluntary…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2022

Bring on 1,000 parkruns

Have you ever wondered who has completed the most parkruns, or who has the most volunteer credits? You’re about to meet Darren Wood and Nicki Clark!   Some might be surprised to learn that neither parkrunner was at the first ever parkrun event back in 2004. But ever since Darren and Nicki started, they have never…

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Read more › News - 24th November 2022

Eight reasons to try volunteering at parkrun!

Worried about volunteering alone? Not sure how to sign up? Not sure if you have time? All of these concerns were highlighted in recent research into volunteering at parkrun.   We take you through eight volunteering myths to remind you that everyone, no matter age, ability or background, is welcome to volunteer at parkrun.  …

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Read more › News - 10th November 2022

parkrun South Africa’s 11th birthday

This weekend, parkrun South Africa turns 11 years old, and what an amazing 11 years it’s been! To celebrate, Bruce Fordyce, the President of parkrun South Africa reflects on how it all started, and how far we’ve come.   I think it was a day in December a few years ago when I inadvertently intercepted a…

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Read more › News - 9th November 2022

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….

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Read more › News - 31st October 2022

parkwalkers are here to stay!

October has sadly come to an end, but what a month it’s been as we’ve celebrated parkwalk at parkrun!   Over the last five weekends we’ve welcomed an incredible 10,000 brand new walkers to parkrun, as well as inspiring 8,000 existing parkrunners to join in the parkwalk fun. That means throughout October there have been…

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Read more › News - 27th October 2022

Delta parkrun celebrates its 500th event

On Saturday 22 October, Delta parkrun, where parkrun first started in South Africa, celebrated its 500th event in style. Bruce Fordyce and his wife, Gill, were there to join the festivities and tell us all about it:   When I’m asked to choose one adjective to describe parkrun I always choose the simple word, ‘Happy’….

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Read more › News - 26th October 2022

Top five ways walking helps your mental health with Dr Hussain

Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi is a primary care physician, a TV doctor and a triathlete!   He shares his top five ways walking helps your mental health.   There are about 500 ways in which walking is good for your mental health, so this will be difficult, but here are my top five. These are why each Saturday…

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Read more › News - 19th October 2022

Walking around the world

The uplifting magic of #parkwalk has spread across the world, from the beautiful parks in South Africa to the north of Scandinavia and everywhere in between.    Let’s take a #parkwalk tour across continents and have a look at what parkwalk means to parkrunners across the globe.    Sweden   I love tail walking for the…

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