People claim that volunteering at the event helped their health and wellbeing.
People in the midlands are being encouraged to get involved in their local parkrun.
Parkrun, in partnership with Vhi, host events across the country every weekend, with locations including Athlone, Mullingar, The Old Rain Trail in Westmeath, The Grand Canal in Tullamore and Mount Lucas.
As well as participating in the run, people can also volunteer, with a survey finding that 93% of respondents say their health and wellbeing has improved from volunteering at parkrun.
Matt Shields, parkrun Ireland Country Manager said: "The parkrun community is fuelled by our volunteer network, without which we couldn’t put on events up and down the country, week in, week out. They deserve incredible recognition and we’re very pleased to see in this Vhi survey that they believe they get as much out of volunteering as they put in."