Leeds Girls Can: celebrating women in Leeds through physical activity!

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Not long until we celebrate all women around the world. Since 1911, 8th of March has been known as International Women’s Day (IWD) when women’s achievements are celebrated worldwide and when a call to action for women’s equality is called.

Alongside This Girls Can national campaign, Leeds Girls Can comes on board with a particular mission when it comes to celebrating IWD – a physical activity one!

In order to celebrate women athletes, to applaud when equality is achieved in pay, sponsorship and visibility, and to encourage more and more women to stay physically active, Leeds Girls Can comes with a special ParkRun takeover.

On Saturday, 7th of March, Leeds Girls Can Ambassadors invite all women and girls, from first timers to experienced park runners, to put their feet into action – this could mean anything from walking, running, or even volunteering and cheering others on!

Leeds Girls Can will be waiting for you at Potternewton Park in their purple t-shirts to take part in a special ParkRun for International Women’s Day. Potternewton Park is also home of the ‘Sole Sisters’ – a women only run group born out of the Leeds Girls Can Couch to 5K. If you can’t make it to Potternewton Park, don’t worry, you can still keep active by trying your local ParkRun.

More details about the International Women’s Day ParkRun campaign can be found here:

https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2020/02/05/help-us-celebrate-female-participation-for-iwdparkrun/?fbclid=IwAR0SCLcpvsFoXoUN0fQKLiD67UgmPefOBT8fY01tE0N0catAEeKiHvMzWsc

To find the full timetable of International Women’s Day events from across the city, visit Leeds Girls Can on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/LeedsGirlsCan/.

To learn more about ParkRun and see which park is the closest to you, check out https://www.parkrun.org.uk/leeds/.

If you’re interested in running around Leeds, Get Set Leeds has some more suggestions of how you can get involved and active (including details about the Sole Sisters initiative which we mentioned above): https://getsetleeds.co.uk/get-active/running/.

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