Saturday for many people around the world means parkrun.

What is parkrun? Parkrun is a free, timed 5km walk or run that takes place every Saturday morning around the world. It is open to everybody, of all ages and abilities.

The Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK has now linked up with parkrun for an initiative to get both patients and staff introduced to the benefits of increased activity levels and social connection.

The RACGP is now holding information sessions for its members with the hope that this becomes a great collaboration in Australia too.

What a wonderful initiative, not just for patients but for doctors own wellbeing too.

Why not give parkrun a go this weekend?!

You can find your nearest parkrun here: https://www.parkrun.com.au/events/events/#3.37/-28.9/134.33