The NHS in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is delighted to have teamed up with parkrun UK to celebrate the NHS’s 75th birthday with ‘parkrun for the NHS’.
Backed by the tennis star Sir Andy Murray, people across the UK are invited to ‘parkrun for the NHS’ at parkrun events on Saturday 8 July and junior parkrun events on Sunday 9 July.
Anyone can get involved with people invited to walk, jog or run 5K at their local parkrun to celebrate this major milestone in the NHS’s history and acknowledge all the staff and volunteers, past and present, who have made the NHS what it is.
Alternatively, you can lend a hand as a volunteer or just come along to spectate and soak up the atmosphere.
Everyone is being encouraged to dress in the NHS’s trademark blue or fancy dress.
Lots of NHS teams will be taking part and can provide information about the NHS and signpost to all the ways communities can help support the service, for example joining the NHS Organ Donor Register, giving blood or signing up to research programmes.
Please register in advance before attending parkrun. Attending parkrun is free!
‘parkrun’ will be happening at seven different locations in Sheffield on Saturday 8 July:
- Concord parkrun
- Sheffield Castle parkrun
- Hillsborough parkrun
- Endcliffe parkrun
- Millhouses parkrun
- Graves parkrun
‘junior parkrun’ will be happening at three different locations in Sheffield on Sunday 9 July:
The partnership between the NHS and parkrun was launched in February.