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Don't wait for the year to progress. Get involved, start this Saturday!

parkrun has developed into one of the most recognised running organisations to involve the young, old, new and experienced runner. But how do you get started on your parkrun journey?

 

One of the greatest things about parkrun is the mantra that is free for everyone, forever. It's free and accessible to the general public, with a massive variety from course to course across the globe. You can run along beach paths with the sun rising across the bay whilst breathing the coastal fresh sea air or you can hit the green environments of the countryside with the undulating backdrops!


All parkrun's are run weekly (no pun intended), every Saturday at 9am and all distanced at 5km (3.1 miles). For any younger parkrunners who are aged 4-14 year's old and don't want to run the full 5km parkrun, there are also junior parkruns held on Sunday that are 2km. The beauty of parkrun is that it's free and open to anyone and everyone; from those taking the first steps of their running journey to elite athletes getting some miles in!

All around the world

parkrun isn't just UK based. Offering events in 22 different countries across the World. So if you're going on holiday or live abroad then there's no need to fret, parkrun really is accessible for everyone!

How do I register for parkrun? 

If you have made it this far into our article - great! Guessing you'd want to know how to get involved?
With the mass amount of locations and events, it can seem confusing to know where to go and how to start. So our friends at parkrun.org.uk have designed a map of every parkrun location for you to find the closest event to your current location, available here!



How to buy parkrun clothing

As parkrun's official UK retail partner, we offer a selection of parkrun Apricot apparel. The new parkrun Apricot Tee has been redesigned by British sports brand ‘do’ and uses their super light and ultra comfortable ‘sheer speed’ fabric. 




What is a parkrun milestone? 

Every parkrun you attend goes toward your total tally. Once you hit 50 runs you get a free t-shirt! You also receive this same treatment at 100, 250 and 500 individual parkruns! Pro:Direct have partnered with parkrun to assist in providing these tees, to learn more check out our guide on how to claim a free milestone parkrun t-shirt.

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What shoe's shall I wear to a parkrun?

Whether you're after a neutral, a structured or even a trail running shoe, we've got you covered. The perfect shoe varies from one individual to another, why not check out our article about the best running shoes for a 5k for more info! If you're confused by the different types of shoes out there and want to know the differences between them, head over to our article on how to determine your running gait here.
 
We offer a full range of running shoes available at prodirectrunning.com, treat yourself!
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