Spotlight on parkrun
Are there simply tons of sports you’ve always wanted to try, but never quite got around to it? Here at Do It Crowd we want to give great clubs a spotlight and tell you more about them so you can give them a try; clubs such as parkrun…
What is parkrun?
parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to all, and are safe and easy to take part in. All of their events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and the club is founded on the idea of encouraging people of every ability to get active; “from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience”.
How much will it cost?
The great thing about parkrun is that it is completely FREE to join, all you need to do it register on their site so you’ll be allocated a barcode which is used to track your time.
What equipment do I need to get involved?
You’ll need some decent trainers (that you don’t mind getting muddy if it rains!), and some sensible sportswear. Running leggings or shorts are perfect, sports socks for comfort and a loose fitting t-shirt or sports vest. We also recommend that you take along a bottle of water to avoid dehydration!
Where can I try it out?
parkrun have launched over 3,500 clubs worldwide so there is definitely one near you if you want to get involved, just take a look on our map, sign up, and get running this weekend!