International Womens Day

Parkrun research tells us that women are much less likely to participate in parkrun, and we are taking steps to change that. As part of these efforts parkrun are organising a global female-focused parkrun celebration on Saturday 7 March 2020, the day before International Women’s Day.

In England this will support the This Girl Can campaign created by our partner Sport England.

Penrose are joining parkruns worldwide in a celebration of female participation on this day. We will be

  • Encouraging existing parkrunners to bring along a female friend, family member or a work colleague, especially one who has never been to parkrun before
  • Sharing out plans with local organisations, including the media
  • Encouraging everyone to dress in purple (our chosen colour for the day)
  • Fillingl your volunteer roster with as many women and girls as possible
  • Mentioning the day in the pre-event briefing, and encourage everyone to do a big cheer
  • Takeing lots of photos celebrating female participation, using the special IWD parkrun selfie frames and hashtag #IWDparkrun

We hope you will be able to come and join us !!


Craig Tonkin

Penrose event director