Mini is an official supporter of parkrun UK, a not-for-profit organisation with free, weekly, timed 5km events around the world.
On Saturday, October 19, MINI celebrated the launch of the three-year partnership by attending the parkrun event in Oxford, the home of Mini and where its new all-electric model will be built. Over 440 parkrunners took part in the early morning 5km event in Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park.
David George, Managing Director, MINI UK said: “Mini are really excited to support parkrun. For the past 60 years we have made cars that bring smiles to people’s faces and created a real sense of community. Our shared optimistic spirit and desire to bring people together is what makes this such a great partnership.”
parkrun UK supports more than 900 communities around the country to deliver free, weekly, socially focussed events. parkrun events are open to everyone, whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer and to date, more than 2.2 million people have taken part in the UK.
Nick Pearson, CEO, parkrun said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mini as an official supporter of parkrun. Like Mini, parkrun was born in the UK and for over a decade we have been driven by our mission to create a healthier, happier planet. Every weekend, more than 200,000 people get together at their local events and take steps to positively improve their health and wellbeing.”
As part of the new partnership Mini will be attending a number of parkrun events throughout the year, where parkrunners will be able to take a closer look at the new Mini Electric and Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid vehicles.