Compeed becomes official supporter of parkrun Ireland

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Compeed is delighted to announce a three-year partnership with parkrun, Ireland’s largest weekly free community event.

The partnership aims to encourage and support the public to embrace active and healthy lifestyles, something Compeed has been facilitating for over 40 years thanks to our market-leading skin healing technology.

​​As part of the agreement, Compeed becomes the official blister plaster partner of parkrun Ireland and will be present at parkrun events offering blister prevention and management tips to participants, as well as opportunities to sample our products.

The partnership will also see the two organisations collaborate on digital content, including blog articles, to share advice and insights on how to maintain healthy and happy feet while pursuing an active lifestyle.

Compeed - official blister plaster of parkrun Ireland

Compeed - official blister plaster of parkrun Ireland

Something as small as a blister shouldn’t stop you doing the things you love. And that includes parkrun.

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About parkrun

Since launching in London’s Bushy Park in 2004, parkrun has expanded around the world to include 2,200 weekly events in 22 countries, with 8 million registered parkrunners, and around 320,000 weekly participants.

In Ireland, there are more than 100 parkrun events taking place every weekend!

By empowering and supporting local communities it aims to remove barriers to participation and has earned praise for running active, social and outdoor events that are accessible to all, regardless of age, gender or ability.

How to get involved

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How to prepare for your first parkrun

parkrun is free and you only need to register once, regardless of how many different events you visit and whether you intend to walk, jog, run, volunteer or do a combination.

Once you’ve signed up, simply print off your unique barcode and decide which parkrun you want to attend – to find your nearest, visit the event page.

Each event has its own course page which includes:

  • Contact details of the Event Team if you have any questions
  • A map that shows the course and the start and finish areas, as well as some handy tips for getting there, including nearest bus stops and train station, as well as the event postcode
  • Details of the Volunteer Team and how you can get involved
  • Upcoming cancellations and other parkruns nearby

5 things to expect at a parkrun event

Welcoming atmosphere

parkrun events are known for their friendly and inclusive environment. You’ll find they are attended by people of all shapes and sizes, abilities and backgrounds, some keen runners and walkers, others there to soak up the community feel. All parkrun events are coordinated and marshalled by volunteers and ‘First Timers’ get their own special welcome, should they want more information when they arrive.

Non-competitive nature

While parkrun records your finishing time across a 5K distance (or 2K for junior events on a Sunday), the events are more about personal achievement and participation rather than competition. It’s a supportive environment where you can set your own goals and progress at your own pace.


parkrun welcomes participants of all ages, including children. There are also dedicated junior parkruns for kids aged 4-14, 2k in length and take palace on Sundays

Post-event socialising

After the parkrun, participants often gather for a chat and refreshments. It’s an excellent opportunity to socialise, make new friends, and be part of the parkrun community.

Health benefits

parkrun promotes physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Regular participation can help improve fitness levels, boost mental well-being, and provide a sense of accomplishment.

Embrace parkrun with Compeed

Embrace parkrun with Compeed

Compeed offers a wide variety of high-quality solutions for preventing and treating blisters, corns, calluses, bunions and more.

Our products are stocked by leading retailers, recommended by healthcare professionals and used by millions across the globe every year.

Compeed ensures the small things don’t get in the way of your big adventures, so you can embrace life to the fullest. And that includes parkrun!

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