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Read more › News - 6th April 2020

Spotlight on: The Republic of Ireland

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s the Republic of Ireland (ROI), and Country Manager Matt Shields tells us all about the history of parkrun Ireland.   parkrun first came to the island of…

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Read more › News - 5th April 2020

Celebrating 10 years of junior parkrun

It is often said that children are great imitators, so it’s important to give them something great to imitate.    But what happens when the activity being imitated is not an enjoyable one, leaving a profound and long-lasting negative association?   One doesn’t need to look any further than the parkrun blog to read scores…

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Read more › News - 1st April 2020

Six ways to recreate parkrun at home

After 15 years of parkrun taking place every single week, like us, you’re probably missing your Saturday morning routine   We’ve come up with six ways you can recreate the parkrun experience whilst staying safe in the comforts of your own home…   1. Put on your kit and represent   We’re all spending the vast majority of our…

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Read more › News - 29th March 2020

The School of parkrun

parkrun may be out for the time being, but the School of parkrun is here!   We’re super happy to say that from Monday 30 March, we will be setting daily parkrun-themed tasks for children of all ages and the whole family to try together.   We’ll be covering five subjects: English Science Geography Maths…

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Read more › News - 26th March 2020

Share your stories with us

Now, more than ever, we want to keep the parkrun world inspired and engaged. And what better way to do that, than with stories from you – our parkrun family.   Here’s how to get in touch with us.   We’d love to see anything you’d like to send through, but especially –   Films…

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Read more › News - 18th March 2020

We will get through this, together

Dear parkrunners,   I’m writing to you to let you know that as a fellow parkrunner I am here for you during this time and wish to reassure you that the parkrun family, that I started in 2004, is as strong as it has ever been. We will get through this together, and I know…

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Read more › News - 11th March 2020

A huge celebration at International Women’s Day parkrun!

In a celebration of female participation to mark International Women’s Day, #IWDparkrun welcomed an astonishing 15,000 additional women and girls at parkruns all around the world.   On Saturday 7 March 2020, we were delighted to see almost 151,000 women and girls walking, jogging or running at parkrun globally.   Our social feeds lit up…

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Read more › News - 11th March 2020

Liam’s long way around

When Australian Olympian Liam Adams crossed the finish line at Maribyrnong parkrun on February 29, he didn’t know he’d just reclaimed the parkrun Australia record.   As part of his training for an upcoming marathon at Lake Biwa in Japan – which he planned to use as a Tokyo Olympic qualifier – his training plan…

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Read more › News - 9th March 2020

Once you start parkrun you won’t look back

Diane Sinclair was unhappy in her job when she discovered on social media that Seacliff Esplanade parkrun in South Australia was about to launch. As someone who works every Saturday, Diane saw an opportunity to enjoy being active outside for a short while before her six hour shift in a retail shop.   My name…

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Read more › News - 3rd March 2020

Surprise yourself and others

I have been in prison for many years now. I had never heard of parkrun until our Recreation Officer showed us a TV clip about the first women’s prison in the world to host a parkrun (in Western Australia). I saw women happily walking and talking on an oval. They looked normal and almost free….

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