How to Get Started at a parkrun
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?
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!
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How do I register for parkrun?
You are able to simply turn up and run, walk or jog your way through a parkrun without registering, however if you want to measure your progress and have your official finishing times sent to you each time you run you can register on the parkrun website 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. Our extended range includes an exclusive overhead and full zip hoody, along with new cotton tee's with inclusive sizing for men and women.
You can view the full parkrun Apricot product collection here, only available from Pro:Direct Running.
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.