Participate In ‘Parkrun For The NHS’ to Celebrate NHS’ 75th Anniversary

Participate In 'Parkrun For The NHS' to Celebrate NHS' 75th Anniversary
Participate In ‘Parkrun For The NHS’ to Celebrate NHS’ 75th Anniversary

In celebration of the NHS’ 75th anniversary, parkrun UK is collaborating with the NHS to encourage staff, volunteers, and local communities to participate.

In addition to recognising the NHS’s immense contribution to the of the nation, the events will also recognise the dedicated individuals who have played a fundamental role in shaping the service.

Parkrun for the NHS is open to everyone and encourages participants to wear blue or fancy dress to represent the NHS.

In addition to providing valuable information, local NHS teams will highlight ways communities can support their services at parkrun events.

Amanda Bloor, Chief Operating Officer at NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), said: “We are delighted that there are over 20 events taking place across our region. It is a testament to the pride that feel for the NHS and its staff.

“This special event is an opportunity for everyone to explore how they can have a positive impact on their health and well-being. We encourage as many people as possible to use this as the beginning of a healthier, more active life.”

Dr Abbie Brooks, GP Partner at Priory Medical Group and Run Director for the Heslington parkrun, said: “Taking part in a parkrun has incredible benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing. The power of community, fresh air and movement in nature is a remarkable prescription for a healthier life.”

‘parkrun for the NHS’ marks the second collaboration between parkrun UK and the NHS. In 2018, over 146,000 people took part in a celebration of the NHS’s 70th anniversary across the country.

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To find a parkrun event near you, visit humberandnorthyorkshire.org.uk/parkrun-for-the-nhs.

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