On Saturday 7 March 2020, we will be hosting a female-focused parkrun celebration as it is the day before International Women’s Day.
Our research shows us that, across the world, women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun. Despite the fact that females make 54% of registrations, they are less likely than men to take part in parkrun and to continue participating. IWD parkrun is a fantastic opportunity to encourage more women and girls to participate in parkrun events all over the world.
#IWDparkrun will be supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by our partner Sport England.
We are encouraging as many women and girls as possible to join us on the day. (Men and boys are, of course, welcome to participate too!)
We are also attempting to fill the volunteer roster with women and girls, from marshals to timekeepers to barcode scanners to pacers.
Look out for the special welcome flag and selfie frame on the day!