This Saturday is parkrun uk’s 14th Birthday: Please come and celebrate with us!

This Saturday 6th October is parkrun UK’s 14th anniversary event. Yes, 14 years ago 13 people took part in a free 5k timed run in Bushy Park and the rest is history. We are proud to be part of what is now the biggest running event in the world. It’s still free and over 3.2 million people have had their barcodes scannned worldwide since then. This Saturday will see our 70,000 finisher at our own event which started in April 2012.

We will be celebrating parkrun’s birthday ourselves with cake (of course!) and spot prizes and hope for a bumper turnout from our lovely local parkrun community.

As last year, we will also continue the celebrations by meeting up for a social drink next week. Your core volunteer committee will be at the Crown and Greyhound pub (aka ‘The Dog’) in Dulwich Village next Wednesday 10th October from 8pm and it would be lovely to see you there too. And if you volunteered as part of our team at this year’s London Marathon we’ll be using this occasion to draw the lucky winners of the two places we’ve been awarded in the 2019 event too.

Hope to see you on Saturday and next Wednesday :)