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Authors’ Response to the Letter to the Editor: Parkrun and the Claim of “Elitism” in Paid-Entry Run/Walk Events


Cleland, V and Nash, M and Claflin, S and Sharman, MJ, Authors' Response to the Letter to the Editor: Parkrun and the Claim of 'Elitism' in Paid-Entry Run/Walk Events, American Journal of Health Promotion ISSN 0890-1171 (2020) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0890117120920446


With a significant proportion of the population in high-income countries failing to meet physical activity guidelines of around 150 minutes of physical activity each week,1 identifying settings and opportunities that may facilitate regular participation has become a global public health goal. Our article2 examined parkrun as one such opportunity and, along with previous work from the United Kingdom,3 suggested that parkrun may offer a mechanism for supporting and maintaining regular physical activity.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:parkrun, physical activity, running, walking, public health, Tasmania
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Cleland, V (Associate Professor Verity Cleland)
UTAS Author:Nash, M (Associate Professor Meredith Nash)
UTAS Author:Claflin, S (Dr Suzi Claflin)
UTAS Author:Sharman, MJ (Dr Melanie Sharman)
ID Code:138754
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-04-28
Last Modified:2020-04-28

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