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Read more › News - 5th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 5 January

It’s almost ten months since we first closed all of our global events in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and since then there have been many ups and downs. Last week it was great to celebrate 53,000 people walking, jogging, running and volunteering with us, despite the fact that over 1,500 parkrun events remain closed…

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Read more › News - 4th January 2021

Melaleuca Women’s Prison in WA breaks parkrun records at launch

Event Ambassador Bronwyn Bell supported Melaleuca Women’s Prison in Western Australia to introduce parkrun to their facility. Bronwyn explains the considerations that remand centres must work through during the development of parkrun and recounts her experience of their launch event. Melaleuca parkrun launch   Attending a parkrun launch is surreal when much of the parkrun…

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Read more › News - 1st January 2021

parkrun 10th Anniversary x TAF competition T&Cs

TERMS AND CONDITIONS   parkrun 10th Anniversary x TAF competition   Information on how to enter and the prizes form part of these conditions of entry. Entry into the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions of entry. The Promoter is The Athlete’s Foot Australia Pty Ltd ABN 57 001 777 582 of…

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Read more › News - 30th December 2020

Reflections for 2020 and hope for the new year

As we bid farewell to 2020, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on a very different twelve months for parkrun.    2020 started with so much promise. Our movement, now in its 16th year, gathered pace.   The Netherlands became the 22nd live territory on the global map of parkrun, we delivered a groundbreaking campaign…

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Read more › News - 22nd December 2020

Six ways to stay active this festive period

It’s a crazy time of year. Work meetings, school pickups, housework, appointments… life can get incredibly hectic! Usually the first thing to go is exercise and social opportunities.   We have some tips to help you stay active during this festive period.   Be Prepared This seems like an obvious tip, but being planned really…

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Read more › News - 21st December 2020

No such thing as an average parkrunner

In Australia, we have almost 950,000 registered parkrunners, more than 400 events as well as four junior events, our participants are from many backgrounds and nationalities and come in many shapes, sizes and ages.   But what does our “average” parkrunner look like and where do they come from? And would it be fair to say…

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Christmas and New Year’s Day parkruns

For most, it’s a time for family and friends and festive cheer. But for some, Christmas and the new year can be quite a lonely time of year. This is where the parkrun family come into play.   parkrun is about celebrating community and friendships and each year several locations hold a special event on Christmas…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2020

Keeping connected: Lockdown in numbers

It’s been a year like no other, but, in some ways at least, a year in which we’ve done what we always do: using data to help guide our way. parkrun’s Global Head of Analysis Mike Graney talks us through a year of incredible insight.   With over two million different participants at parkrun globally…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 17 December

2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for many people in the parkrun community, especially those in Victoria, so we are overjoyed to deliver the news of parkrun reopening early in the new year.   The Victorian Government (Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions) has now clarified that parkrun events in Victoria can reopen in…

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Read more › News - 15th December 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 15 December

Throughout the course of this year we’ve published regular updates, keeping the parkrun family as informed as possible, and sharing positive news wherever we can. Whilst some weeks it may have felt like progress has been slow, looking back on the last nine months it’s clear to see how far we have come.   On…

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