Read more › News - 26th September 2023

How to pick the best sports bra for you

You can wear anything when you join in at parkrun – a suit, shorts, jeans or even fancy dress. We want everyone to enjoy parkrun and being comfortable in what you’re wearing is crucial. If you’re going to move a lot, walk, or run you might want to consider using a sports bra. We chatted…

Read more › News - 19th September 2023

Top tips to get a personal best

First and foremost, we all know that parkrun is about taking part, community, being social together outdoors, and maybe grabbing a coffee afterwards. But sometimes, you want to aim for a personal best (PB)!   We share some top tips from long-distance runner and regular Australian parkrunner Steve Moneghetti about how to give yourself the…

Read more › News - 12th September 2023

Volunteering at parkrun helped build my confidence

Simon Tobin is a full-time doctor and regularly speaks with hundreds of people throughout the week, but he has a fear of talking in public and can stammer when he gets nervous. Volunteering at parkrun helped him get used to talking to groups of people, and even gave him the opportunity and confidence to take part in…

Read more › News - 5th September 2023

parkrun was a form of therapy

Joanna Dudziak lives in London and is the run director at two parkrun events. When she moved to the city, taking part in parkrun provided Joanna with an opportunity to get to know her community and enjoy different parkrun locations with her visually impaired friend.   Joanna writes about how parkrun has helped her build confidence…

Read more › News - 24th August 2023

Join parkrun as a Content Creation Ambassador

Do you love creating video content and have a strong passion for parkrun?    We have a fantastic opportunity to join us at parkrun as a Content Creation Ambassador.    This exciting volunteer role comes as part of our desire to produce more video content on social media channels, including our imminent launch on TikTok.  …

Read more › News - 23rd August 2023

Happy birthday parkrun Sweden & Norway

The history of the countries of Sweden and Norway are closely intertwined, and that’s also true for their parkrun story, as both countries approach their anniversary at the end of August.   parkrun Sweden began in August 2016 with the first event, Haga parkrun, located in the beautiful royal park of Hagaparken in Stockholm. One year…

Michal George and his nephew
Read more › News - 22nd August 2023

From Cape Town to Poznań

When Michał George started parkrunning at his local event in South Africa, he discovered five reasons that kept him returning every Saturday morning.   We speak to Michał about why he loves parkrun and his experience of going to an event in his home country, Poland.   I heard about parkrun through my younger brother…

Read more › News - 15th August 2023

Celebrating seven years of parkrun Canada

This week marks our seventh year of parkrun Canada, and while that story is worth sharing, it is the backdrop for an abundance of stories in the parkrun world. From incredible personal achievements to heartwarming community connections, Canadian parkruns have witnessed many tales that deserve to be celebrated.   Stories can be found everywhere. They can be found on…

Read more › News - 10th August 2023

parkrun Austria celebrates its second birthday!

While parkrun is steadily growing across the globe, Saturday 12 August 2023 will mark the second anniversary of parkrun Austria. To celebrate this occasion, we take a look back at how much parkrun Austria has achieved in just two years.   Austria is a relatively small, mountainous and extremely picturesque country located in Central Europe…

Read more › News - 2nd August 2023

parkrun is part of the recovery

After becoming a regular parkrunner, Peter Connor was excited to reach his 100th milestone before the end of this year. However, he suffered a heart attack in April which took him and his family by surprise.   We speak to his son Stephen about Peter’s return to parkrun and how parkwalking has helped his dad’s recovery.  …

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