parkrun for the NHS – Saturday 9 June

On Saturday 9 June, the NHS and parkrun UK will jointly host parkrun for the NHS to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Launched by double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, over 1300 local parkruns will be hosting special events to celebrate the contribution of the NHS to the nation, whilst encouraging people to get active.

parkruns are free, 5k events that take place in hundreds of locations across the UK every Saturday morning. They are coordinated entirely by volunteers and are open to walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Why not get involved in parkrun for the NHS? You can run, jog, walk or volunteer. For more information, including details of participating parkruns, visit: www.nhs70.nhs.uk/parkrun.

If you are a journalist and require further information contact the communications and marketing team on 03033 302528 or via nlg-tr.comms@nhs.net