It is brilliant that you are interested in joining the parkrun practice initiative. Sharing the news with your local newspaper is a great way for your patients get to hear about it and other practices in the area become aware of the initiative too.

Here is a simple template you can use for a press release. Feel free to personalise and amend it, but we do suggest you include a photo of you and your team on a parkrun when you send it to the newspaper.

[Practice name] Joins parkrun Practice Initiative to Promote Community Wellbeing

As part of our commitment to the health and wellness of our community, [practice name] in [location] has linked with [name of parkrun event] and is now officially a parkrun practice. The parkrun practice initiative is a collaboration between the Royal College of General Practitioners and parkrun UK, designed to encourage practices across the UK to develop close links with their local parkrun.

parkruns are social physical activity events which are held every Saturday morning. People can walk, run, volunteer or come along and watch. Taking part in parkrun is the perfect opportunity for people of all ages to be active, with others, in the open air. By linking with [name of parkrun event], we want to inspire as many people as possible to lead healthy lifestyles, including practice staff.

Join [practice name] at parkrun and discover the joy of movement while connecting with your fantastic community.

For more information, please contact [practice name] at [contact information].

Last modified: Thursday, 23 November 2023, 2:42 PM