“Start with… parkrun” – New physical activity initiative

Find out all about the new “Start with… parkrun” initiative, including access to some resources to help spread the word.

‘Start with… parkrun’ is a new initiative aimed at anyone thinking about taking their first steps into physical activity, returning from a break, wanting to inspire a friend, or just simply get out in the great outdoors. Find out more about it below, including some resources to spread the word amongst those you work with.

‘Start with… parkrun’ celebrates all the gentler routes into weekend community events – encouraging people to come along as walkers, volunteers, spectators, or simply to just spend time with friends and be social in the fresh air. It’s a chance to try something new, in a safe and inclusive environment. Find out more details about ‘Start with… parkrun’ here.

parkruns are free, weekly, community events for people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and walks of life. Saturday events are 5k, and there is a 2k event series on a Sunday morning for children aged 4-14 years and their families. More than 150,000 people take part all around the world, every weekend, as walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers. There are parkruns at more than 2,200 locations, in 23 different countries.

Help to spread the word!

If you have time, parkrun would love it if you could help spread the word. For free, inclusive physical activity opportunities to offer your audience, parkrun is a great place to signpost them to. You can find the gif, and other Start with… parkrun assets in this library along with some additional information here. parkrun also have a bank of fun and welcoming, hi-res imagery here which you can use in any of your communications, using the hashtag #loveparkrun.

There is also some suggested social media wording that you can pair with the photos above if you wish:

Looking for a way to build healthy habits into the new year and beyond? Start with… parkrun!

parkruns are free, friendly community events held every weekend, and you can take part however you like!

For more info visit parkrun.com

#loveparkrun

Author: ageukcomms

Age UK

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