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GB athletes thank public at #teamparkrun

On Saturday 19th August, we invited you to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with GB Olympic and Paralympic heroes at #teamparkrun.

Our National Lottery players, have been supporting sport since the very beginning. From thousands of community sports and fitness projects, right through to elite training and a whopping 848 Olympic and Paralympic medals – by playing, you’ve made it all possible.

To celebrate your ongoing support, sports stars past and present popped up at various parkruns across the UK and got behind the public as volunteer Tail Walkers as they walked, jogged and ran around the 5km course.

Five time Olympic medallist, Chair of UK Sport and first-time parkrunner Dame Katherine Grainger shared what your support means to her; “The nation, and especially National Lottery players, have been backing us as athletes for 21 years now and none of us would be where we are today without their support.

“While sport and activity are integral to our lifestyles, we know that for some people taking up an activity for the first time can be a scary prospect. Parkrun offers a free, friendly and welcoming way to start”

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