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Read more › News - 9th February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 9 February

Although for many of us our last parkrun was almost a year ago, it’s been hugely uplifting to see so many people enjoying the parkrun experience in the 400+ locations where we have been able to return. Indeed, last weekend more than 56,000 people joined us at 421 events across five countries, including over 3,000…

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Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 2 February

As we start a new month, it does feel increasingly like we are heading in the right direction at last. The pace of progress varies across different countries, but as confirmed cases of Coronavirus fall it gives us hope that a return to parkrun might not be too far away. We continue to monitor the…

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Read more › News - 26th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 26 January

It’s been a relatively quiet week as, in the majority of locations in which we operate, various restrictions continue to be in force in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.   That said, it was wonderful to see more than 60,000 participants across 441 events last weekend, including more than 3,000 first timers.   News from…

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Read more › News - 19th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 19 January

On Saturday we welcomed parkrun events back across the Australian state of Victoria, in a wonderful celebration of all that we love about parkrun. In 2020 people there experienced a long and incredibly restrictive lockdown, which must have been doubly challenging as other Australian states reopened and returned to normal life.   Throughout those incredibly…

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Read more › News - 12th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 12 January

This Saturday, parkrun events in Victoria, Australia, will return, and next Saturday we are reopening another nine Russian events, of which four are completely new, taking us to 23 live events there.   Whilst these are relatively small steps, each step is a positive move forward. However, following on from last week’s update, we remain…

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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 - 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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Read more › News - 8th December 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 8 December

It does feel, increasingly, like there is reason to be optimistic. After a long and difficult year there are signs that we could well return to something much more like normal life during the first half of 2021.   The news of vaccines being approved signals a clear shift in the position with regards to…

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Read more › News - 3rd December 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 3 December

This week’s announcement by the NSW Government that participation limits for outdoor community sport will be increasing from 500 to 3000 people means that the 93 parkruns in New South Wales will begin reopening from 19 December under parkrun’s COVID-19 Framework.   Over the past few months, our parkrun Asia Pacific team has supported 270…

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