parkrun is a very simple concept: turn up every Saturday and run 5km, or if you’re a junior then 2km every Sunday. It doesn’t matter how fast you go. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. What matters is taking part.
There are now parkrun events each Saturday and Sunday in countries all around the world. Each event is based in a unique location like a park, beach or promenade. All events are organised by a group of local dedicated volunteers. parkrun is all about inclusiveness and wellbeing. We want as many people as possible to feel part of a real local community brought together by our events, as well as the global parkrun family.
The first event in Ireland was November 2012. Since then 128,000 people have registered for parkrun and there have been 530,000 runs across the country. The single most important thing we need is for individuals to come forward and lead the charge to bring a parkrun to their neighborhood. The team at parkrun will then work with you to provide all the know-how to make an event possible – from how to establish a course to creating a team of volunteers.
If there's not yet a parkrun in your community, get started today!