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We know you love parkrun and we want to make sure you know we love parkrun too!

parkrun has been a key player in promoting running as an accessible participation sport to an expanding community of runners. The parkrun model of local volunteers delivering weekly runs to people of all ages and abilities in their local community fits perfectly with the Intersport philosophy of bringing sport to the people. Together we look forward to encouraging more people to get their running shoes on.

image.pngTo celebrate our partnership, we’re giving all our parkrun customers 10% off running gear (excluding sale and promotional items) – details of how to claim this discount will be sent to all parkrunners by the parkrun team. You can also claim this discount if you call in to any of our UK or Ireland based stores participating in our parkrun partnership promotion and show your parkrun barcode at the till. So, if you’ve had your eye on a new pair of running tights or are looking for some new running shoes, now’s the time to buy them!

But remember #DFYB

With almost 300 Intersport stores around the UK and Ireland, all of different shapes and sizes to fit the community they serve, 'Expert Advice' is one of our key strengths.

Whichever store you walk in to, you will be able to talk to a member of the team who is passionate about and has a good understanding of your sport and can provide you with the advice and service you need.

Intersport’s mission to bring ‘Sport to the People’, recognises our customers’ passion for sport and the essential role that the community plays within sport and physical activity. With the amazing growth of running as a way to keep fit and healthy it is a key sporting category in our stores and our partnership with parkrun lets us support running communities at a truly local level.

park run 02Here at Intersport, we support lots of different sporting events around the UK and Ireland and most, if not all of these events, rely on volunteers to make them happen.

This is another reason we love the parkrun concept – it’s the volunteers that make parkrun happen, and without them, parkrun as a whole, would not exist. These free, weekly, timed 5k runs happen around the world and are open to everyone and they continue to be free because so many people regularly give up their time to help organise and support them every single week.

So thank you to all the parkrun event directors, run directors, course volunteers, timers, cake makers and everyone else who helps bring parkrun to life each weekend.

Remember to keep the pictures coming on Twitter @Intersport_UK #loveparkrun and make sure you’re following us on Facebook.