Our supporters differ slightly from our sponsors in that they are involved in growing the number of parkrun events or are partnering to improve our existing offering.
The London Marathon is a committed supporter of parkrun. The London Marathon trustees view parkrun as an excellent initiative delivering on the promise to make running accessible to everyone. London Marathon's philanthropic gesture enables faster growth of the parkrun family in London and across the country.
Three - the mobile communications company, and aql - the company powering the mobile messaging of many of the UK’s largest brands, have come together to help parkrun connect local communities. The partnership will help encourage people across the country to be excited about their running by enabling parkrun organisers to quickly upload running times and photos from their events after they finish. Three provides a mobile internet dongle to each event in the UK.
aql was formed at the beginning of the “internet boom”, offering mobile messaging and direct connections to mobile network providers. aql views parkrun as removing barriers and encouraging everyone to “just get out there and do it”. Running is about freedom and friendship while competing is about focus and aql wholeheartedly supports these ambitions and principles. aql enables parkrunners to receive their results on their mobile devices at lightning speed.
parkrun is an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Volunteering section of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). Young people doing their DofE can volunteer with parkrun in a variety of roles, whilst working towards their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
Muckle LLP is the official legal partner to parkrun UK. They are a Legal 500 Top Tier commercial law firm that provide legal support to organisations across the UK. Within the field of sport, this includes professional and amateur clubs and regulatory bodies, agencies and sports people from grass roots level to elite status. Muckle LLP is passionate about increasing sporting participation and they have their own running club with over 50 members. They also advise the likes of England Athletics, The Football Association and Sport England. Their approach is to make legal issues simple, even if sometimes they can be complex – creating secure legal foundations and ongoing commercial support, to help build parkrun UK's community impact.
For more information on our relationship or how Muckle LLP can help you or your business, please visit www.muckle-llp.com/parkrunuk.