The free weekly 5-kilometre timed runs started in November 2012. There are now 75 parkruns and 13 junior parkruns across the country. Our local runs include Tymon park and Marlay park.
So far there have been almost 9,200 events in Ireland with an average of 104 runners at each run. Parkrun Ireland country manager Matt Shields said, “The milestone of one million parkruns is a great contribution to this vision and involves people of all ages and abilities".
The park runs are absolutely free once you register and have proved to be a fantastic initiative to encourage physical activity in Ireland. Walk, jog or run, that's entirely up to you! I love to take part myself and as the weather improves I aim to get there every Saturday. Maybe you will too.