We are delighted to be one of the parkrun’s participating in the parkrun celebration of International Women’s Day, also supported by This Girl Can – which you may have seen on social media.
Of course everyone is welcome at parkrun – always!
But the figures and research show that women are less likely 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.
International Women’s Day #IWD parkrun is a fantastic opportunity to encourage more women and girls to participate.
There are many barriers that hold people back – as #ThisGirlCan has been highlighting.
It would also be great to have our run hosted and organised entirely by women on the 7th of March - Please take a look at the Volunteer Roster and get your name down. #ThisGirlCan
So we invite you all to come along on 7th March 2020 for a parkrun celebrating female participation. Please do talk to the women and girls that you know about how great parkrun is, support them to overcome any worries that they have and come along, have fun and enjoy the friendly atmosphere we have at Torbay's parkrun.