Heslington parkrun is delighted to be one of the many parkruns around the world celebrating International Women’s Day on Saturday 7th March 2020. In England, #IWDparkrun is supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by Sport England.
These days there are many barriers that hold people back from participating in social events like parkrun.
For some reason women are less likely than men to take part and to continue participating in parkrun, this is despite women making up 54% of overall registrations.
parkrun are taking the opportunity that International Women’s Day (#IWD) presents to encourage more women and girls to participate.
We would love you to join in the celebrations by bringing along a female friend, colleague or family member and walking, jogging, running or volunteering. You could even just come along to watch or cheer.
Don't panic guys, everyone is welcome at parkrun on International Women’s Day. Please come along and support Women's day whether it is running, walking or volunteering.
Heslington would love to support this event with a suggested purple dress code and would love to encourage a female team of pacers just for the day.