Amy Stimpson from Local Government (UK) | Civica

22nd January 2024

On Thursday 6th July, I used half a Day of Difference to go on to my local radio station and promote parkrun as well as the process for starting your own parkrun. We discussed the benefits of parkrun and how it’s widely promoted by the NHS in keeping the community fit and healthy.

I've been working hard to set up a parkrun in Dover, Kent, and it was eye opening as to how much goes into setting one up (but it will be worth it when we get started). The benefits we'll see for the local community will be massive and I'm looking forward to meeting new people along my running journey.

Parkrun is a timed 5k event that is solely run by volunteers and happens every Saturday morning worldwide. If you'd like to know more about the Dover parkrun, please reach out.