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The potential of parkrun to benefit the least active

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A new research paper looking at the benefits of walking and running at parkrun focuses on areas of social deprivation, and the potential of parkrun to benefit the least active.

A group of researchers have examined the impact of parkrun on people living in the most socioeconomically deprived areas of the UK and those who reported being inactive when registering for parkrun.

The research draws on the outcomes of the Health and Wellbeing Survey carried out across the UK in 2018. This survey asked questions on happiness, life satisfaction, mental wellbeing, health, physical activity, motives for taking part in parkrun, and perceived impact of parkrun.

In this specific piece of work, the researchers were interested in people who lived in the most socioeconomically deprived areas and those who reported being inactive at parkrun registration because, often, these people have the most to gain from being more active.

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Posted on 8th January 2021