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…

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…

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…

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…

Mary and Roxy
Read more › News - 20th April 2021

Mary and Roxy heal through volunteering

When Mary comes to parkrun, she’s always got her assistance dog Roxy by her side.   The Australian Army veteran and self-confessed “adrenaline junkie” started parkrun in February 2018 with Roxy, after she was medically discharged from the military due to a broken neck and PTS.   Mary left her home state of Tasmania at…

Read more › News - 20th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 20 April

Last weekend we welcomed back a further 29 2k events in England, taking the total number of junior parkruns to 79 with over 8,000 people walking, running and volunteering with us once more.   With the addition of these events, we were delighted to see a post-COVID record attendance globally, with over 66,000 participants at…

Read more › News - 19th April 2021

Microcosm of humanity

Annette Lee loves parkrun and when the pandemic hit, her world changed forever with the loss of her parents. Looking to find stability in her weekly routine, the love of her free, weekly, timed 5km event only strengthened and she now considers it “part of her family”.    I know I won’t be alone in saying…

Read more › News - 14th April 2021

Full to the brim with high vis heroes

Northparkes Oval parkrun might be a brand new event, but it is already a resounding success. With a supportive local community and growing attendance each week, the event is going from strength to strength.   Launching in February this year, the event boasts an almost full roster for the next two months, and it’s been like…

Read more › News - 13th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 13 April

It was fantastic to see 48 junior parkrun events return in England on Sunday, with over 4,000 children crossing the finish line, of which over 1,000 were attending for the very first time. We’re immensely proud of all those event teams who successfully delivered the first parkrun events in England for 13 months, and have…

Read more › News - 13th April 2021

Can you run for fun?

Ellie Pimm used the time during lockdown last year to get active. Connecting with her local parkrun through social media and logging (not)parkruns set her up to confidently join her first parkrun full of enthusiasm.   For a long time, I was envious of people running for fun… how could anyone possibly enjoy running?! I’d…

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