parkrun has been a key player in promoting running as an accessible participation sport to an 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 to the people. Together we look forward to encouraging more people to get their running shoes on.
To celebrate our partnership, ASICS have kindly supplied us with 10 TomTom Bandit Action Cameras to give away - full details below. In addition to this great competition, if you call in to any of our Irish stores and show your parkrun barcode at the till, you can receive 10% off running gear (excluding sale and promotional items). So, if you’ve had your eye on a new pair of running tights or are looking for some new running shoes, now’s the time to get them!
But remember #DFYB
WIN a TomTom Bandit Action Camera!
We've teamed up with our friends at ASICS for this fantastic parkrun giveaway.
What’s your favourite place to run? Share your favourite run view with us and you could be in with a chance of winning the latest TomTom Bandit Action camera! All you have to do is post a short video or photo of your #runwithaview (including this hashtag) and you could be one of 10 (yes, TEN!) lucky winners of this epic new camera. With 4K video resolution, easy editing and long battery life, this is a fantastic piece of kit for anyone wanting to share their running adventures!
To enter, you need to post a photo OR a video (10 seconds maximum) of your #runwithaview (remember to include this #) on Twitter. Make sure you tag @Susie_Chan, @IntersportIE and @ASICSUK, and tell us why this is your favourite run view!
The competition is open until 23:59 on 31 March 2018, after which the winners will be picked by Susie, Intersport and ASICS.¹
We can’t wait to see where you're all running, whether it’s at your local parkrun or further afield! So get snapping or filming and let’s celebrate our fabulous run routes!
¹Terms and Conditions apply (please click on link to view). Winners will be notified April 2018.
Susie Chan - Endurance Runner
Intersport is proud to be working with endurance runner Susie Chan. Having taken part in some of the world’s toughest ultra-marathons and endurance races and a popular face in the world of running, we couldn't ask for a better ambassador for Intersport.
Susie has completed all six World Marathon Majors and will be taking part in the legendary Marathon des Sables for a FOURTH time in 2018! However, it’s fair to say that Susie's just as happy heading along to her local parkrun (as she often does when she's not travelling the world adding to her global medal collection), soaking up that special community atmosphere experienced by all involved in parkrun around the globe.
One of the nicest and most enthusiastic people you could meet, you’ll always see Susie ith a smile on her face, encouraging other runners to go for it!
We're also very proud of the fact Susie loves our Intersport exclusive Pro Touch range (as modelled in this video). Having such a positive figure within the running community choose to run in the apparel we make for runners like you is testimony to the strength of our sportswear.
With 60 Intersport stores across the Republic of Ireland, all of different shapes and sizes to fit the community they serve, 'Expert Advice' is one of our key strengths.
Whichever store you walk in to, you will be able to talk to a member of the team who is passionate about and has a good understanding of your sport and can provide you with the advice and service you need.
Intersport’s mission to bring ‘Sport to the People’, recognises our customers’ passion for sport and the essential role that the community plays within sport and physical activity. With the amazing growth of running as a way to keep fit and healthy, it is a key sporting category in our stores and our partnership with parkrun lets us support running communities at a truly local level.
We love running, we love community sport and we #loveparkrun
Here at Intersport, we support lots of different sporting events around Ireland and most, if not all of these events, rely on volunteers to make them happen.
This is another reason we love the parkrun concept – it’s the volunteers that make parkrun happen, and without them, parkrun as a whole, would not exist.
These free, weekly, timed 5k runs happen around the world and are open to everyone and they continue to be free, not just because companies like us believe in and support them, but because so many people regularly give up their time to help organise and support them every single week.
So thank you to all the parkrun event directors, run directors, course volunteers, timers, finish number collectors, cake makers, tail walkers / runners and everyone else who helps bring parkrun to life each weekend.
A big thank you also to all of you who take time out of your week to show this great event the support it deserves, by coming out and walking or running your local parkrun every Saturday morning.