Parkrun practice

park run practice certificate

In June 2018 parkrun UK launched the parkrun practice initiative in collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). We’re delighted to announce that we are part of the parkrun practice initiative and we have partnered with Poolsbrook parkrun to become a parkrun practice.

Parkruns are free nationwide events, taking place every Saturday morning, which revolve around completing a 5km route in open spaces.

The initiative aims to promote the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and carers through walking, running, volunteering or spectating at parkrun events. parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

Research has shown that participation in parkrun has wide ranging health and wellbeing benefits, including through increased levels of activity, improved physical and mental health, increased levels of happiness, increased confidence and self-esteem, the building of friendships and social connections, personal empowerment and skill development through volunteering.

Junior parkrun

Parkrun isn’t just for adults. Here in Chesterfield we also have junior parkrun that’s held every Sunday at 09:00AM at Staveley Welfare Cricket Club, Lowgates, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3UG.

Junior parkrun is a fun and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds). ​They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. The courses are marshalled so that juniors will be in sight of at least one marshal at all times.

Your local parkruns

Date published: 8th January, 2024
Date last updated: 8th January, 2024