Since Saturday 18th August, The National Lottery, UK Sport and parkrun UK have been inviting the nation to join Britain’s top athletes at #teamparkrun events across the UK.
The NISA team will be taking part in #teamparkrun at 9AM on Saturday September 1st at Forest Rec in Nottingham. We would like to encourage all NISA members to get out and get involved with this fun event taking place at parkrun's all over the UK. So wherever you're based, why not swap the ice skates for trainers one morning and get out with your friends and family to take part in this exciting national event!
To register, go to www.teamparkrun.com
More about #teamparkrun
To celebrate the public’s support of elite and community sport through playing The National Lottery, the nation’s sporting heroes will take to parkrun events across the UK to volunteer and inspire the nation to get active.
#teamparkrun is backed by Sport England, sportscotland, Sport Wales, Sport Northern Ireland, the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association, as well as a host of national governing bodies, and follows on from the success of previous years
Over 630 parkruns (5k) and junior parkruns (2k) take place every weekend across the UK, and are a free, sociable and highly accessible way for everyone to take their first steps towards a more active lifestyle, whether they choose to walk, jog, run or volunteer the first time they go along.
Dame Katherine Grainger, five time Olympic medallist and Chair of UK Sport, said: “The nation, and specially National Lottery players, have been backing us as athletes for many years now and none of us would be where we are today without their support.
“While sport and activity are integral to our lifestyles, we know that for some people taking up activity for the first time can be a scary prospect. parkrun offers a free, friendly and welcoming way to start, and our athletes will be there on August 18 to make any newcomers feel extra welcome.
“If you’ve been thinking about getting active, join #teamparkrun; you’ve been right behind us for so long and now your athletes will be right behind you!”