Runners at the recent Rushcliffe Parkrun had a special treat as the local Co-op handed out free recipe boxes containing healthy food products.
October’s International Parkrun Day celebrated 14 years of Parkrun. At Rushcliffe, 290 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first-timers and 30 recorded new personal bests.
In addition, every parkrunner and all volunteers received recipe advice and food inspiration in a bid to create a healthier and happier community through physical activity, food and lifestyle.
Co-op Food is the first retail supporter of Parkrun UK, which supports volunteers in more than 520 communities around the country to co-ordinate free, timed, 5k events for runners and walkers every Saturday morning.
Over the coming months the Co-op team will be visiting Parkrun’s across the UK to promote #HealthySwaps, a campaign to get as many people as possible to make a small change to their everyday lifestyle choices.