Our Sponsors and Supporters
Our sponsors are our lifeblood
At parkrun we work very closely and in partnership with our sponsors and supporters. Together we have been successful in developing a unique partnership where our partners secure the operational costs of parkrun allowing parkrun to operate a no cost to the runner model.
This unusual, innovative and inventive method of partnership is delivering unbelievable results in the community. Grassroots sport has never witnessed collaboration of this nature before.
The benefits to all parkrunners are that you get the running experience you want with a very light touch from our sponsors.
Vhi is Ireland's leading health insurer and has been in operation for almost 60 years. As well as private health insurance, Vhi provides a range of healthcare services for its customers including Vhi HomeCare, Vhi Medical Centres and Vhi SwiftCare Clinics. Vhi’s overall business vision is enabling our customer’s live longer, stronger, healthier lives. Vhi has a long history of supporting activities that promote healthy lifestyles and the relationship with parkrun deepens Vhi’s support of participative running. It means that Ireland’s leading health insurer will play a significant role in supporting more and more people nationwide to lace up their runners, get active and take part in a running event.
Healthy Ireland is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Ireland. Regular physical activity is the key to getting and staying healthy and the benefits of participating in physical activity and having an active lifestyles for health and wellbeing are well documented. Mass participation and community events have great potential to get and keep people participating in physical activity and we are delighted to be a proud supporter of parkrun.
Athletics Ireland is the National Governing Body for Athletics in Ireland. As an association one of its core strategic objectives is to promote health and fitness in the population as a whole and as such they support the weekly 5km parkrun events organised for runners of all standards.
The Gala Retail group, with over 185 retail stores across Ireland, is a proud sponsor of parkrun Ireland. Gala stores are delivering more choice for customers throughout 2016, including offering a range of healthy lunchtime options, that don’t compromise on taste. Developed in conjunction with Unislim, all of the delicious lunch options are under 400 kcals and offer choice to Gala shoppers. In addition to the healthy options in-store, Gala is helping to create healthier communities with its support of parkrun, which encourages regular physical activity as part of a healthier lifestyle.
parkrun has been a key player in promoting running as an accessible participation sport to the expanding community of runners. The parkrun model of local volunteers delivering weekly runs to people of all ages and abilities in their local community fits perfectly with the Intersport philosophy of bringing sport top the people. Together we look forward to encouraging more people to get their running shoes on.