Run Yourself Happy
Is the north of England home to the nation's happiest (not) parkrunners?
Over the past few months top brand Brooks UK has been on a mission to discover where the nation’s happiest (not) parkrunners can be found.
The battle has been playing out across all regions of the UK, with Brooks asking that you ‘run for your region and add a bit more pride to your stride’. The aim of the game? To get the whole nation running apart-together and raise happiness levels across the board! Or as the crew at Brooks might say… time to bring the #parkrunhappy spirit to your community.
Everyone is really missing their weekly dose of parkrun and the opportunity to run with buddies, old and new, every weekend. But by joining forces to represent your region, you can feel that sense of togetherness in a different way.
All you need to do to represent your region is run, jog or walk your (not) parkrun each week, and get as many people in your community as you can to do the same. The more people lacing up the happier the region! Once you’ve finished upload your run, jog or walk to Instagram or Facebook and include a Run Happy photo of yourself. Remember to hashtag your region (for runners in the north of England this is #RunHappyNorth) and tag @brooksrunninguk and @parkrunuk.
In keeping with this ongoing happy mission and to celebrate Global Running Day (which took place on 2 June) parkrun and Brooks UK is sending out a rallying call to runners across the country to lace up their trainers and walk, jog or run their weekly (not) parkrun between 2-5 June.
Again, runners are being asked to share their #parkrunhappy photos but to remember to use the hashtag #RunHappyNation. For each hashtag used Brooks will donate £1 to parkrun to help keep it free forever!
So who's ready to tie up those laces and celebrate the transformative power of the run?! While we may not all be able to get together for our parkrun fix just yet, we can still celebrate the transformative power of the run together.
Image courtesy: Brooks Running UK