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Read more › News - 29th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 29 September

We were delighted to welcome parkrun back across most parts of New Zealand at the weekend, which together with events in Australia’s Northern Territory and one in the Falkland Islands, saw more than 2,700 people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 27 locations. The first time round, it took us five-and-a-half years to go from…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2020

parkrun returns

In mid-July, the Scarborough family hooked up their new caravan for an Australian adventure, with a rough plan to complete a half lap of Australia starting from Canberra. Prepared to accept that COVID-19 could interrupt these plans at any point, they didn’t expect to have the good fortune to enjoy parkrun’s return in the Northern Territory…

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Read more › News - 22nd September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 22 September

On Saturday we welcomed back Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun, in the Falkland Islands, and all three events in Australia’s Northern Territory, representing another positive moment in the gradual return of parkrun events around the world.   It was great to see the unofficial parkrun podcast, With Me Now, live-streaming from Nightcliff and Palmerston parkruns. If…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 18 September

On 4 September we published an update on our move to sub-national reopening of parkrun events. Our three events in the Northern Territory are therefore set to reopen this weekend, which is incredibly positive news.   As outlined in our previous update, in Western Australia we are not in a position to reopen events under…

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Read more › News - 15th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 15 September

There are just a few days to go before this Saturday’s reopening of Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun on the Falkland Islands, as well as all three events in Australia’s Northern Territory. It’s an incredibly exciting time for all of us and I’m sure I can speak on behalf of the entire parkrun family when I…

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Read more › News - 10th September 2020

A regal faux parkrun for lockdown

Toolern Creek parkrunner and passionate tourist Melissa Ellis was well prepared for the pain of missing parkrun after her work called her to help with bushfire relief earlier this year.   The Australian Defence Force employee was called to the line of duty in January and missed six Saturdays doing what she loved best –…

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Read more › News - 9th September 2020

parkrun to return in England

parkrun Global Chief Executive Officer Nick Pearson announces intent to resume parkrun events in England toward the end of October.   Ever since parkrun events closed in the UK and across the world, we’ve been focused on understanding how and when we would be able to resume in a safe and appropriate way.   Throughout, we…

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Read more › News - 8th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 8 September

We are delighted to confirm that, as announced on local channels last Friday, parkrun is set to return in the Falkland Islands (Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun) and in Australia’s Northern Territory on Saturday 19 September.   As we confirmed in last week’s update, there are clear and specific local guidelines that permit us to return…

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Read more › News - 8th September 2020

The time to act is now

We face the prospect of living in a world where being apart becomes normal, and where the risk associated with social interaction and participating in physical activity is deemed to outweigh the benefit.   parkrun’s Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington tells us why the time is now for resuming parkrun.   Following…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 4 September

In this week’s global COVID-19 update, we outlined a move to sub-national opening which allows us to open parkrun events across any State or Territory where our Framework is clearly in line with guidelines, and we have formal approval.   I am pleased to confirm that with approval from the Northern Territory Government Department of…