On Thursday, 12 November, Highbury Fields parkrun turns 9! Since that first day, with 35 finishers and 6 volunteers, more than 16,000 finishers and more than 650 volunteers have participated at 441 events!

While our birthday might not be exactly what we imagined it might be, we're still going to celebrate. Won't you join us?

Here's the plan!

1. Let's make a run (or walk, jog, skip) for the (not) parkrun leaderboard on 15th November! Simply complete a 5km anytime between Monday, 9 November and Sunday, 15 November, wherever you are. You just need to upload the time by Midnight, on Sunday, the 15th. Find all the details on (not) parkrun here

2. Help us continue our birthday tradition of supporting the Islington Food Bank. One of the things we love the most about this community the generous, giving spirit. People are in need, more than ever, of the services and support provided by local food banks. While Islington Food Bank can not accept physical donations at this time, you can make a financial donation using this link, or use the drop-offs found in some of our local shops.

3. Post pictures of your (not) parkrun to social, with the tag #happybirthdayHFparkrun. We've missed seeing all of you every Saturday. Like many, we can't wait until we can all safely take to the fields and do 5 and a bit laps. Until then, we love seeing all your faces on social!

Happy Birthday, Highbury Fields parkrun!

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