the awesomeness of parkrun

By Paul Sinton-Hewitt, parkrun founder
— Wednesday 9 April 2014

A year ago, on the eve of the London Marathon, I mentioned to VLM Race Director Hugh Brasher that the number or participants at parkrun was about the same as the number who would take part in the marathon the next day. We had just recorded 32,876 participants.

A year later and our weekly attendance is now double last years number with about 65,000 participants each week. Where will we be in a years time?

Thanks to the London Marathon for their support of parkrun UK. Their generosity knows no bounds.

Thanks to the volunteers who relentlessly make this happen every week.

parkrun - the most amazing 365 day a year community - always one word and lowercase.

Good luck to everyone taking part in a marathon or any significant challenge at this time. We hope that parkrun has assisted you along the way.

Paul

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