#23 – International Women’s Day

parkrun research shows 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!

#23 was all about encouraging them to get involved; walking, jogging, running or volunteering - which definitely seemed to give a boost to our numbers!

140 people took part, with over 50% being female! Our pre-run brief also saw an influx of new runners to The Leas - including tourists all the way from Medway! Thanks for joining us Medway Fit! Many of our first timers also took a This Girl Can top (provided by Kent Sport) to run in!

We also had lots of selfies in the #IWDparkrun #thisgirlcan selfie frame! Pictures can be found on our facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/TheLeasparkrunMinster/

#23 was a lot of fun - we hope to see all our new faces in the following weeks.

Run Director