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Read more › News - 4th June 2020

Stranded on 249

Main Beach parkrunner Lisa Sheldon is the first to admit she likes to have a bit of fun on a Friday night and sometimes, getting up on a Saturday can be a chore. One Saturday earlier this year, a sleep in beckoned. Had she made it out of bed that day, she might not have…

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Read more › News - 2nd June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 2 June

In last week’s update we confirmed that all parkrun events across the world will remain closed until at least this calendar month. In some parkrun countries that message was entirely expected, as they are still relatively early in their efforts to overcome the challenge presented to them by COVID-19. However, some other parkrun countries are experiencing significant…

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Read more › News - 1st June 2020

Spotlight on: Poland

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 Poland, and Country Manager Jakub Fedorowicz tells us all about the history of parkrun Polska.   This year parkrun Poland will celebrate its 9th anniversary. The first…

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Read more › News - 1st June 2020

Sweet dreams: The keys to a great sleep, every night!

My name is Dr Carolyn Ee and I am a GP, researcher, health and wellbeing advocate and runner who is based in Sydney.   No matter where we are in the world or how we’ve been impacted by COVID-19, many of us will have experienced some disruption to our sleeping routines.   Firstly, this isn’t…

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Read more › News - 28th May 2020

The first “parkrunners”

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.   Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful…

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Read more › News - 26th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 26 May 2020

We can now confirm that parkrun events across the world will be suspended until the end of June.   Please note that this represents a minimum time-frame for all parkrun countries and we expect most, if not all, closures to be in place for longer.   Despite this announcement of extended closure, our view of…

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Read more › News - 25th May 2020

Spotlight on: Malaysia

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 we hear how parkrun launched in Malaysia! Emer Breen and Caroline Murray share the story…   The idea to launch parkrun in Malaysia came from a team of enthusiastic volunteers…

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Read more › News - 25th May 2020

The history of timekeeping at parkrun

Once upon a time, a man named Paul and a few of his longtime friends started meeting in their local park at the same time each week. Paul would record the time it took them to run a 5km course, then they’d have a whale of a time talking and chatting in the cafe afterwards….

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Read more › News - 20th May 2020

Kylie finds sweet spot at parkrun

From simple monkey business to social commentary, Kylie Sweeting’s imagination knows no bounds, much to the amusement of others at her local Minnippi parkrun in Brisbane, Queensland.   Every week without fail, school teacher Kylie expresses her creativity by wearing themed costumes and props while completing her regular 5km parkrun, challenging those around her to capture…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 19 May

I’m pleased to say we have now spoken with just under 1,000 event teams and ambassadors from all 22 parkrun countries, and that project has now formally concluded.   As always however, should event teams and volunteers wish to speak with us that opportunity remains available and I’d urge them to get in touch if…

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