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Read more › News - 11th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 11 May

It was fantastic to see more than 70,000 people participate at 672 parkrun events around the world last weekend. Amongst these we were delighted to see 146 junior parkrun events in action in England, and the first junior event to resume in Wales. Before the end of this month, another 40 junior 2k events are…

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Read more › News - 6th May 2021

New research shows exceptionally low risk of COVID transmission at outdoor sporting events

A groundbreaking independent report, commissioned by parkrun, has been published, that for the first time, estimates the risk of transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at parkrun events.   Utilising data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) from March 2021, looking at the prevalence of the virus, alongside antibody levels within the population, the study…

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Read more › News - 6th May 2021

Lauren always answers the call

If the call goes out at Greenway parkrun for volunteers, Lauren Lazic can always be relied upon to put up her hand.   Rather than seeing it as missing a run or giving up her time, Lauren said she just loved to help.   As a relative newcomer to parkrun – taking part in her…

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Read more › News - 4th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 4 May

A week has passed since we went out to landowners in England, requesting permission to restart 5k events on 5 June. We are conscious that our email arrived at what is a very busy time for many, with local elections taking place this week and the recent Bank Holiday weekend undoubtedly stretching resources at local…

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Read more › News - 30th April 2021

All good things for Kate who waits

“I’m starting to think it’s me,” Kate Potter said after waiting more than a year to be Run Director for the first time.   It is understandable to have some anxieties before taking on a new role. As a first time Run Director at Mt Ainslie parkrun, Kate Potter had a range of concerns but…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2021

Mothers and Daughters milestones at Frog Hollow

In early 2020, with 150 parkruns looming, running buddies Sally and Rosemary started planning to mark the occasion together, just as they had done for their 100th parkruns.   Soon, daughters, Elyse and Kristen asked to join the celebration, to do their 200th and 100th parkruns on the same day. Planning was detailed three and…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2021

Be proud of who you are

Cherie Martin has a rare disease – Nail Patella Syndrome. Don’t worry if you have never heard of it, many medical specialists haven’t either. As a result, Cherie has taken it upon herself to educate them in order to get the right care.   18 months ago, Cherie finally gave in to her mum’s request…

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Read more › News - 27th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 27 April

We have taken a big step forward today with our plans to reopen 5k events in England on Saturday 5 June, with an email sent this morning to all landowners, requesting permission to return.   Meanwhile, we continue to keep an eye on the situation in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, and although there does…

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Read more › News - 21st April 2021

It’s for the local people

Takuto Muguruma is the Event Director of Momoi harappa koen parkrun in Japan. After discovering parkrun while studying abroad, it was his dream to set up a parkrun when he moved back to Japan.   In 2014, I was studying sport development management for a Masters degree overseas and my tutor asked me, “Is there…