parkrun and social prescribing

Webinar summary

26 November 2019

Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community to help improve their health and well-being. Social prescribing programs are being widely promoted and adopted in the UK National Health Service.

parkrun Australia supports more than 350 communities around the country with delivering deliver free community events in areas of open space every Saturday morning. More than 560,000 people in Australia participate in these volunteer-led, five-kilometre events. The wide-reaching benefits of parkrun led to the development of a social prescribing initiative with the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK.

Presented by RACGP Specific Interests Sport and Exercise Medicine Chair, Dr Gill Cowen, and parkrun Australia's Health and Wellbeing Lead, Glen Turner, the webinar also presents personal reflections from GPs on their experience with social prescribing and parkrun.


Dr Gill Cowen
Mr Glen Turner


parkrun and social prescribing


The video and transcription will be available soon.