10 Sep

parkrun Goes On Screen


To mark the ninth anniversary of its very first event in Bushy, the first Saturday of October will now be international parkrun day. To celebrate, runners are being encouraged to make a short 30 second video clip at their local event and share it with the parkrun community via social media using the hashtag #loveparkrun.

Founded by Paul Simon-Hewitt, Bushy parkrun - then known as Bushy Park Time Trial - attracted just 13 competitors on its first staging on 2 October, 2004. Now, parkrun boasts more than 300 events across eight countries in the world, with Bushy regularly drawing in over 1,000 runners.

'International parkrun day' has been chosen as a theme to underline how each of the events promotes a type of community spirit, be it forming new friendships, seeing runners you recognise or encouraging first-timers.

The favourite video clips will be used to make the first global parkrun promotional film. For more information, visit the parkrun news section.