Back in March, Helen invited us to ‘Take a breath’ and updated us on some of the numbers behind the junior parkrun family.
Fast forward a few months to today and we are continuing to grow every single week!
There are now 112 junior parkrun events - 110 weekly and 2 monthly - which is a 133% increase in the number of events compared to the same weekend last year.
On Sunday we timed an incredible 8,459 juniors across the finish line (more than double the number of juniors who took part on Easter Sunday) meaning 73,858 juniors have now experienced the joy of junior parkrun.
Of course junior parkrun is much more than just a free 2k run, jog or walk for 4 to 14 year olds; it’s also an amazing opportunity to hang out with some really cool people who share the passion of wearing hi-vis vests on a Sunday morning. An awesome 1,909 volunteers helped make 100 junior parkruns happen last weekend!
It’s always fantastic to see lots of event anniversaries being celebrated and illustrates perfectly how junior parkrun brings people from all walks of life together. Last weekend Great Notley, Telford and Moormead junior parkruns all turned one-year-old and they all celebrated in style.
The #parkrunfamily is something extremely special, and everyone is invited to be part of it!
We are helping spark a love for physical activity in thousands of young people, where their first experience of running, jogging and walking is an altogether positive one.