Welcome to our newest event in Pontypool, UK this Saturday. Good luck to all the participants and to the team bringing you this event.
Sunday sees the re-launch of the weekly, free, 2K running events for folks aged 4-14 in the UK. These runs take place on a Sunday between 9 and 11am (always best to check the website).
The first of the new look junior parkrun events are Southampton Juniors parkrun and Roundhay Juniors parkrun, both in the UK. Good luck to all volunteers and we hope all participants have a great time.
Just the one new parkrun this week. Lincoln parkrun in the United Kingdom.
This parkrun is testament to the drive and determination of one person. After the Lincolnshire Council pretty much shut parkrun out of their county, Keith drove this launch forward with remarkable persuasion, sheer guts and determination. Many a tear shed in the past leading to many wonderful shared experiences for everyone in the county in the future.
Welcome to the parkrun family Lincoln parkrun and all the volunteers and participants.
Welcome to three new events starting in the UK tomorrow: Blickling, Tonbridge and Larne parkruns. Crispy has been waiting for Tonbridge parkrun for 9 years and is so excited to see it on tyne map. I believe he is planning a surprise visit. Shhh, don’t tell the organising team that he’s coming.
We also extend a warm welcome to Diamond Creek parkrun in Australia.
Don’t forget that parkrun can only work properly where every parkrunner volunteers three times a year. Not only is it easy and simple to do but more than that, ITS FUN!. Tell your local team that you are willing to be consulted about volunteering opportunities by editing your parkrun profile and selecting the “email options” function.
Its a quieter than usual parkrun week as we only start two new events. Also, a whole bunch of events cancel because of other celebrations in the parks.
Welcome to Maitland parkrun in Australia and Aylesbury parkrun in the United Kingdom. If you are joining either of these two events for their inaugural run then please remember to thank the team. Do let them know if you are available to help them from time to time.
Good luck to all folks joining a parkrun for the first time. We hope you have a great parkrunday.
Getting ready for another parkrunday? Excited about a new parkrun event where you live? Well, there no need to be in suspense any longer because this week we welcome Mudgeeraba, Darwin, Bunbury and Westerfolds parkruns in Australia and we also welcome Ashford parkrun in the United Kingdom into the parkrun family. Good luck to all teams and first timers.
Since our inception nine years ago we have staged 26,246 number of events and 437,745 of you have run a total of 3,441,585 times covering a distance of 17,207,925 km which is equivalent to running for 177Yrs, 300Days, 12Hrs, 14Mins, 29Secs
Now thats something to be proud of! I wonder how many volunteers made that possible? Thank you to approximately 75,000 parkrunners out there who have volunteered in excess of 322,000 times.