Much more than just a run in a park

Every weekend at more than 700 public open spaces across the UK, around 14,000 volunteers dressed in high-vis bibs are busily preparing to welcome walkers, runners and spectators to parkrun and junior parkrun events. What began 14 years ago is still a free 5k on a Saturday morning coordinated entirely by volunteers. Walkers, families, pushchairs and dogs are all as welcome as runners. The events can give a real boost to the park, as explained by Jon Balaam at Rushmere Country Park.  They have helped him to engage with new audiences & build local support. Read more at