75 Years of the NHS Event: Join in the ‘Parkrun’
75 Years of the NHS – Join in the ‘Parkrun’
The 5th of July 2023 marks 75 years of the National Health Service.
Treating over a million people a day in England, the NHS touches all of our lives. When it was founded in 1948, the NHS was the first universal health system to be available to all, free at the point of delivery. Today, nine in 10 people agree that healthcare should be free of charge, more than four in five agree that care should be available to everyone, and that the NHS makes them most proud to be British.
The NHS in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is delighted to have teamed up with parkrun UK to celebrate the NHS’s 75th birthday with ‘parkrun for the NHS’.
Backed by the tennis star Sir Andy Murray, people across the UK are invited to ‘parkrun for the NHS’ at parkrun events on Saturday 8 July and junior parkrun events on Sunday 9 July.
Anyone can get involved with people invited to walk, jog or run 5K at their local parkrun to celebrate this major milestone in the NHS’s history and acknowledge all the staff and volunteers, past and present, who have made the NHS what it is.
Sir Andy Murray said: “The NHS is one of our nation’s greatest institutions and I am honoured to support its 75th birthday. ‘parkrun for the NHS’ is a great initiative and it’ll be amazing to see thousands of people from across the UK walking, running and volunteering at their local parkrun and junior parkrun events to mark this major milestone in the NHS’s history.” For more information and to take part in your local Parkrun for the NHS, follow this link: NHS England » ‘parkrun for the NHS’ and for more events to celebrate the NHS 75th birthday please click here: NHS England » NHS Birthday 2023