parkruns go purple to celebrate International Women’s Day

Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:35

parkruns go purple to celebrate International Women’s Day

parkruns across Norfolk are teaming up with the This Girl Can movement to celebrate female participation this Saturday, March 7th – the day before International Women's Day.

With a suggested purple dress code, participants at parkruns across the county are invited to bring a female friend, colleague, or family member to walk, jog, or run the 5k routes, or just soak up the atmosphere and cheer along from the sidelines.

Some runs including King's Lynn, Blickling in north Norfolk, and Colney Lane in Norwich will have an all-female roster of volunteers, and at others you'll be able to snap yourself and your friends or family at a This Girl Can selfie station.

You can use the hashtag #IWDparkrun to share photos from the day and follow the event across social media channels.

The free, timed runs set off at 9am on Saturday and you can find your nearest one at www.parkrun.org.uk/iwdparkrun - you just need to register online if it's your first run, and bring your barcode along to the event.

With research showing that women lag behind men in getting active, This Girl Can and parkrun hope that #IWDparkrun will help break down barriers such as the fear of not being fit enough by showing how parkruns are for everyone, no matter what age, ability, background, or gender.

If you're in need of inspiration, parkrun's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/parkrunglobal features #IWDparkrun videos including messages for first-timers, top tips for women and girls, and stories from real-life runners.

Tags: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Norwich, Running, This Girl Can