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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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Read more › News - 1st December 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 1 December

It was wonderful to see another record attendance last weekend, with 27,500 participants across 218 events, in 5 countries. And, of course, we would particularly like to welcome the 1,640 first timers who walked, jogged, ran or volunteered with us for the very first time.   Whilst it’s sometimes easy to get bogged down in…

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Read more › News - 26th November 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 26 November

Since our last fortnightly update we have seen more restrictions ease, more people reunited and more borders reopening. In that time we have welcomed 14,000 walkers, runners and volunteers to 63 Australian parkruns in the ACT, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia, with around 150 more events set to reopen over the next two Saturdays….

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Read more › News - 24th November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 24 November

It’s been another week of significant progress for the parkrun family around the world.   Last Saturday saw more than 12,400 people walk, jog, run or volunteer at 117 events across five parkrun countries. There were also almost 600 first timers, and we’d particularly like to extend a warm welcome to those taking what might…

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Read more › News - 19th November 2020

Survey of Aussie parkrunners reveals negative impact of social restrictions

As parkrun events gradually reopen across Australia, a survey of more than 1600 Aussie parkrunners has revealed the extent to which social restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly affected people’s health, happiness and connections to their community.    The reopening of parkrun was welcomed by the overwhelming majority of respondents who were surveyed during…

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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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