1000 GP’s Pledge to parkrun on 1st June

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1000 GP’s Pledge to parkrun on 1st June

Posted: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:27

1000 GP’s Pledge to parkrun on 1st June

To celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of parkrun practice, pledge to parkrun hopes to get 1,000 GPs to take part in a parkrun on 1 June 2019

The initiatives hopes to utilise the influence that healthcare professionals have on the public (1 in 4 patients would be more active if advised by a doctor and nurse).

Almost 150,000 people walk, run or volunteer at 620 parkruns across the country every ‪Saturday morning.‬

What is parkrun?

  • Free, weekly 5k events, every Saturday morning, in areas of open space
  • 2k junior parkruns for 4-14 year olds and their families on Sunday mornings
  • Over 850 locations across the UK
  • Organised by local volunteer teams
  • Walk, run, jog, volunteer or spectate - take part in any way that suits you
  • Open to all, including those who are inactive or have health conditions or disabilities
  • Opportunity to socialise, make friends and be part of a welcoming, supportive community

Involvement in this initiative will help practices:

  • Improve the health and wellbeing of practice staff
  • improve the health and wellbeing of patients and carers, reducing the need for lifelong medication
  • Raise awareness amongst the parkrun community of services that practices provide
  • Contribute to the development of a local community and environment that is centred around wellness generation
  • Support the UK-wide movement to scale up social prescribing activities


If you want to find out more about this initiative please visit here

To find a parkrun in your area visit https://www.parkrun.org.uk/

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