International Women's Day parkrun
Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:16
This March, females across the county have been encouraged to unleash their inner beginner as the 'This Girl Can' campaign returned to Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
To kickstart the regional campaign, women and girls joined the global celebration of active women at parkrun's special event on Saturday 7th March, ahead of International Women's Day the following day. Student 'This Girl Can' champions from St Mary's RC High supported a female volunteer workforce at Ross-on-Wye. Meanwhile, students, teachers, mums and children from Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College donned their purple and walked, jogged and buggy ran their way through the muddy 5K course at Worcester Woods. Female staff also represented the Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire team at Arrow Valley, Worcester Woods and Cheltenham parkrun events.
Nationally, 10,000 more women took part in the International Women's Day event than on a typical Saturday, with over 1,300 participating for the very first time. In total, more than 70,000 women and girls walked, jogged or ran 5K at parkurns across the country. The day also saw the highest number of female volunteers ever recorded at parkrun.