This Girl Can teams up with parkrun to celebrate International Women's Day
The tie up aims to increase the numbers of women and girls participating in the weekly 5km event.
Women and girls are being encouraged to celebrate International Women’s Day by joining their local parkrun.
On Saturday 7 March, This Girl Can is teaming up with parkrun to put on hundreds of events across the UK to inspire and attract women.
parkrun’s records show that of the 1.8 million women who are registered with parkrun, 650,000 are yet to take part, and that despite females making up 52% of their registrations, they only account for 44% of completed parkruns.
We launched This Girl Can in 2015 to help tackle the gender gap in sport and physical activity, but while it's been successful, the gap is still there.
So, this International Women’s Day parkruns across the UK will be showing their support with female volunteer teams, a brief for all newcomers, selfie frames and a suggested purple dress code.
“This Girl Can is all about breaking down barriers and helping women feel like they can be active, no matter their ability, size or lifestyle,” said Kate Dale, the This Girl Can campaign lead.
“The aim of our partnership with parkrun is to celebrate women in all their imperfect glory.
“This International Women’s Day we’re calling on the women who haven’t quite made it out there yet to join this huge female movement and take part in their local parkrun – whether they walk, run, skip or just do half of it.”
Latest News from
Children's activity levels down but many embrace new opportunities15/01/2021 08:15:00
Our latest Active Lives Children and Young People Survey shows teenage boys were hardest hit by the pandemic but girls became more active as they found alternative ways to be active.
Join us as we launch our new strategy12/01/2021 13:05:00
The 10-year vision will be launched via a virtual event on 26 January.
What the new national lockdown means for sport and physical activity in England05/01/2021 13:05:00
The government has announced a range of new restrictions designed to combat the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections.
What the new Tier 4 means for sport and physical activity in England21/12/2020 15:05:00
A new level of coronavirus restrictions came into force across London and the south east on Sunday 20 December
National Leisure Recovery Fund opens15/12/2020 16:38:00
The £100 million fund seeks to allow facilities to reopen to the public and give the sector the best chance of recovery in the medium to long term.
Playing fields continue to be protected11/12/2020 13:05:00
New figures show we continue to uphold our commitment to protecting and enhancing playing field provision.
#TellYourStory campaign launches10/12/2020 13:05:00
The alliance of home nations sports councils launch the next phase of their review into racial inequalities with a campaign to encourage people to share their own stories.
Chief executive welcomes return of grassroots sport and leisure facilities24/11/2020 13:05:00
The Prime Minister has outlined plans for the new tiered system that will come into effect across England from 2 December.