To help mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, healthcare professionals from around England have teamed up with parkrun UK to jointly host – on Saturday 9 June – an NHS70 Parkrun day.
With support from NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Hull’s three Parkruns will give their regular events a special NHS theme for the day with NHS staff, patients and the wider public being encouraged to attend.
Parkruns are free, 5k events that take place in hundreds of locations across the UK every Saturday morning. They are coordinated entirely by volunteers and are open to walkers and runners of all ages and abilities.
Hull’s Parkruns take place at:
- East Park – Every Saturday from 9am
- Humber Bridge Park – Every Saturday from 9am
- Peter Pan Park – Every Saturday from 9am
Anyone can take part in the special NHS70 parkrun; simply pop along to any of the regular park runs on Saturday 9 June and join in by walking, jogging or running – it’s down to you and your fitness level.
Other events will be taking place across with UK and more than 85,000 people are expected to take part in parkrun for the NHS this Saturday (9 June). The event is UK-wide with over 300 local Parkruns hosting special NHS-themed events.
Dr Dan Roper, chair of the CCG commented:
“Keeping active is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and the NHS. Regular exercise helps you stay fit and feel healthy. It’s also been proven to reduce your chances of contracting chronic diseases like: diabetes, heart disease, stroke and many kinds of cancer.
“We’d love to see doctors, nurses, NHS colleagues, partners and members of the public join us this Saturday as we put our best foot forward for the health service.”