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Read more › News - 20th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 20 October

With the reopening of 12 events in Tasmania last Saturday, we saw over 5,000 different people walk, jog, run, or volunteer across 45 parkrun events worldwide. Although this represents only 2% of events, 5,000 participants is a significant milestone that took us five-and-a-half years to achieve the first time around.   Sadly, due to increased…

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Read more › News - 15th October 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 16 October

In this update we would like to provide additional information to explain the progress in obtaining government approval to reopen parkrun in each state and territory:   Australian Capital Territory (ACT) We have been working closely with the ACT Government and are delighted to confirm that The Chief Health Officer has granted an exemption that…

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Read more › News - 13th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 13 October

As 2020 rumbles on, and with it the global efforts to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, it’s increasingly the case that people around the world are being impacted in vastly different ways. At parkrun we see evidence of this every single day, where some of our communities are largely back to a pre-virus normal, whilst others…

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Read more › News - 13th October 2020

Wadeye (not)parkrun

Kristine Willems is an avid parkrunner and has been inspired to start an unofficial ‘pop-up’ parkrun to help keep fit when she moved to the remote Aboriginal community of Wadeye, Northern Territory.   The safest course is a circuit of the airfield and measures only 4.7 km. The aim is to go every Saturday but…

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Read more › News - 8th October 2020

27 weeks of (not)parkrun dedication!

Team Spencer, as they are known at The Ponds parkrun, are a typical parkrun family. They are always present on Saturday mornings either volunteering or running. What is exceptional about this family however, is their flair for creative dress-ups during parkrun special occasions. Lisa shares how her family have been coping since March 2020, when…

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Read more › News - 6th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 6 October

It was wonderful to see parkrun events take place in Australia, New Zealand, and the Falkland Islands last Saturday, as nearly 3,000 people walked, jogged, ran or volunteered across 29 locations. And in further positive news, this coming weekend, we will be delighted to welcome back all five events in Auckland, as restrictions are lifted.  …

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 2 October

Right from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the suspension of parkrun events around the world, we made a commitment to the parkrun community to provide a weekly global update. This weekly communication covers all 22 parkrun territories and even on weeks where there have been no significant developments, we have honoured our commitment…

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Read more › News - 30th September 2020

A look back at 16 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     16 years later, more than 4.4 million different people around the world…

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Read more › News - 30th September 2020

parktoberfest is here!

In a worldwide celebration of parkrun’s 16th anniversary, join us for a special month of community, the outdoors and physical activity at parktoberfest.   Have you been searching for an opportunity to have a bit of fun, walking, jogging or running in your local neighbourhood? Something that is free, easy to do and doesn’t require…

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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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