parkrun partners with the IAAF’s Athletics For A Better World

By Paul Sinton-Hewitt, parkrun founder
— Tuesday 7 October 2014


parkrun announces that it has joined forces with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to become a Partner of Athletics for a Better World.

You can read more about this programme here.

Each week parkrun introduces more venues across the globe where people can take part in a free, fun filled, 5 Km run. In so doing, we are delivering social change in all the countries that we operate in. As an example, last week we witnessed over 80,000 people enjoying a walk, jog or run at one of our friendly events which is only made possible because of the commitment and generosity of our 90,000 volunteers. This weekends events were brought to you by over 6,300 of our wonderful volunteers.

With over 1.2 million people registered and growing by over 14,000 new members each week, parkrun’s welcoming attitude and community focus makes it an ideal place for social change to take place. Each week we celebrate everyones achievements at each of our +500 locations.

By introducing this partnership, the IAAF and parkrun accept that we have a global responsibility to use the power and reach of athletics to make a positive difference in peoples lives.

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