Tennis star Sir Andy Murray OBE backs ‘parkrun for the NHS’

Britain’s most successful male tennis player, Andy Murray, is encouraging people across the UK to take part in ‘parkrun for the NHS’ to celebrate the NHS’s 75th birthday and to take steps towards a more healthy, active lifestyle.

Tens of thousands of people across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to ‘parkrun for the NHS’ at parkrun events on Saturday 8 July and junior parkrun events on Sunday 9 July.

Murray, who has won three Grand Slam titles and is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Singles Champion, said: “The NHS is one of our nation’s greatest institutions and I am honoured to support its 75th birthday. ‘parkrun for the NHS’ is a great initiative and it’ll be amazing to see thousands of people from across the UK walking, running and volunteering at their local parkrun and junior parkrun events to mark this major milestone in the NHS’s history.”

Murray has recorded a special film to show his support.

Read the full story and find out how you can get involved with ‘parkrun for the NHS’.

Sir Andy Murray OBE