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.
This does not mean men will not be welcome. Of course they will be able to participate in parkrun on this day; everyone is always welcome to participate at parkrun! And in case you were wondering, International Men's Day is in November, on the 19th to be precise.
We will have special "This Girl Can" selfie frames and flags on the day and would encourage as many women as possible to come along and join in.
Bring your mother, your sister, your niece, your daughter, your grandmother, your best female friend especially if they've talked about doing parkrun but have been nervous about it! This is the perfect opportunity to convert them and maybe gain a new running buddy! So come along, dress in pink or purple (if you want).