If you only do one parkrun this summer, make sure it’s Saturday 18th August 2012 – on the first weekend between the Olympics Closing Ceremony and the start of the Paralympics. That’s when Parkrun are teaming up with ‘Join In Local Sport’ to help create the UK’s biggest ever celebration of local sport.
Join In aims to bring the huge enthusiasm for sport from London 2012 back to every community in the UK. It’s a once in a lifetime celebration of everyone who helps to make an Olympian – from the coaches to the tea ladies, the competitors to the volunteers and supporters. Find out more at joininuk.org
There are already 5,000 special events happening between 13th to the 28th August 2012 at sports clubs and community groups, but Parkrun will be kicking off the Join In Weekend in style with a Super Saturday.
If you are not already a regular Parkrunner – and lots of club members are (we recently recorded 1,000 Parkruns by club members) please register beforehand on the Parkrun website at