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Read more › News - 17th November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 17 November

It was wonderful to see events start back in Namibia at the weekend, the fifth parkrun territory to welcome back events since the Coronavirus pandemic paused parkrun across the world in March.   We were looking forward to reopening in South Australia this coming Saturday, but sadly new infections and a subsequent two week state-wide…

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Read more › News - 12th November 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 12 November

Since our last fortnightly update we have been encouraged to see restrictions continue to ease in Melbourne and regional Victoria. After many months of uncertainty it has been heartwarming and uplifting to see friends and families reunited, and underlines how parkrun will play an important role in helping communities reconnect as our events reopen.  …

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Read more › News - 10th November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 10 November

Somehow another week has passed by, and it’s time for another update on parkrun around the world. Whilst progress can appear to be slow (or even non-existent) in many parts of the world at the moment, we feel it’s important we continue to celebrate small milestones, and to share the positive steps the parkrun family…

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Read more › News - 5th November 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 5 November

Since we started providing fortnightly updates specific to parkrun in Australia, we promised to send an additional email with any significant developments.   Following extensive discussions with the Queensland Department of Sport and Recreation, we have approval to reopen all parkrun events in Queensland on 28 November.   When events reopen in Queensland they will…

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Read more › News - 3rd November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 3 November

With the reopening of events in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Guernsey and the Isle of Man last weekend, we saw 103 events and over 10,000 participants at parkruns across four countries. It’s also worth noting that it took us six-and-a-half years to reach this milestone in April 2011, a feat that we’ve achieved in…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 29 October

Since our last fortnightly update we have seen 47 parkruns operating around Australia in the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia with 4,946 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers taking part.   This weekend we will reopen parkrun in the ACT as an initial six-week trial. Our events will display a QR code that participants will…

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Read more › News - 27th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 27 October

Last Saturday we were delighted to see parkrun events in Japan and Western Australia restart. Alongside parkruns currently operating in New Zealand, other Australian states and Territories, and the Falkland Islands, we saw 89 events welcome more than 8,500 walkers, joggers and runners, with over 900 volunteers, almost one hundred of whom were volunteering with…

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Read more › News - 20th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 20 October

With the reopening of 12 events in Tasmania last Saturday, we saw over 5,000 different people walk, jog, run, or volunteer across 45 parkrun events worldwide. Although this represents only 2% of events, 5,000 participants is a significant milestone that took us five-and-a-half years to achieve the first time around.   Sadly, due to increased…

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Read more › News - 15th October 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 16 October

In this update we would like to provide additional information to explain the progress in obtaining government approval to reopen parkrun in each state and territory:   Australian Capital Territory (ACT) We have been working closely with the ACT Government and are delighted to confirm that The Chief Health Officer has granted an exemption that…

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Read more › News - 13th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 13 October

As 2020 rumbles on, and with it the global efforts to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, it’s increasingly the case that people around the world are being impacted in vastly different ways. At parkrun we see evidence of this every single day, where some of our communities are largely back to a pre-virus normal, whilst others…

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