Over 1000 GP's have pledged to join their local parkrun this weekend raising the awareness among healthcare staff and their patients of the benefits of regular physical activity.
In June last year parkrun and the Royal College of General Practitioners launched the hugely successful parkrun practice initiative.
More than 800 general practices have now signed up to be a ‘parkrun practice’; linking with their local parkrun event to promote the health and wellbeing of patients and staff, and create entire communities centred on wellness.
Now on the anniversary of the parkrun practice initiative, the two organisations have teamed up to hold a national GP parkrun pledge day. The aim is to get as many general practice staff as possible to pledge in advance, to join thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers at parkrun events across the UK on the same day.
If you are a GP or healthcare professional and would like to pledge to join in you can do so here!
parkruns are volunteer-led 5k events that take place each Saturday morning across the UK and are open to walkers, runners and volunteers of all ages and abilities. parkruns are socially-focussed with the emphasis on regular participation rather than performance.
With funding from Cambridgeshire County Council and local partners, Living Sport have supported the development of additional parkrun events across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough recently.
There are currently 9 adult parkrun events across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ensuring that, wherever you live, there is access to a local event. To find your local parkrun check out the parkrun website.