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Read more › News - 15th July 2021

I felt so normal

Jo Roberts discovered parkrun when graduating from a Couch to 5k programme. Missing parkrunning and volunteering over the past 16 months, she couldn’t wait to volunteer at her local junior parkrun when it returned in her hometown in England.   Here she tells us how it was just the taste of normality she needed.   My parkrun…

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Read more › News - 8th July 2021

Mise à jour sur le Coronavirus Canadien – 8 juillet 2020

La situation s’améliore de façon significative dans plusieurs provinces et même dans l’ensemble du pays de sorte que plusieurs autorités locales commencent à assouplir les restrictions qui permettent aux événements parkrun de redémarrer.   Nous avons annoncé lors de notre dernière mise-à-jour COVID, que les équipes d’événements ont été invitées à nous transmettre les autorisations…

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Read more › News - 8th July 2021

Canada Coronavirus Update – 8th July 2020

 There continues to be significant progress across the country with provinces and local authorities loosening restrictions in a way that allows parkrun events to relaunch.   In our last COVID-19 update, we announced that we invited event teams to send us their updated landowner permission in preparation to relaunch if their provincial and local authorities allowed…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 8th July 2021

Celebrating Sue

In Australia, Clare Valley parkrun stalwart Sue recently celebrated a double milestone. Not only did Sue complete her 100th parkrun, it was her 100th time as a volunteer, too.   Every parkrun needs a Sue – someone who is always ready and willing to volunteer at the last minute, someone whose name is on the…

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Read more › News - 1st July 2021

It’s so much more than running

Charlotte Proud has a rare genetic disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta. She credits the accessibility of parkrun for enabling her to fall in love with running.   This is her story.   I first heard about parkrun when I was studying for my Sports degree at University. I was regularly coaching and refereeing football, voluntarily, but not…

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Read more › News - 24th June 2021

A new perspective

Mike Titchard used to focus on beating his own parkrun time each week. Then he found that the greatest joy came from supporting others to achieve things they never thought they could, and it gave him a whole new perspective.   Here’s his story.   Six years ago I had just finished a 12 week fitness…

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Read more › News - 24th June 2021

Mise à jour COVID-19 (Coronavirus): 22 juin

Nous avons fait un autre grand pas en avant samedi dernier alors que les événements de 5 km ont repris au Danemark, le neuvième pays à voir les événements redémarrer depuis la crise sanitaire, et nous avons accueilli à nouveau les événements parkrun junior en Écosse.   Au total, près de 60 000 personnes ont…

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Read more › News - 22nd June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 22 June

We took another big step forward last Saturday as 5k events returned in Denmark, the ninth country to see events restart post-COVID, plus we welcomed back junior parkrun events in Scotland.   In total nearly 60,000 people took part in 775 events around the world last weekend, including nearly 2,500 for the very first time….

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Read more › News - 17th June 2021

Redémarrer parkrun au Canada

Il y a eu des développements positifs à travers le Canada pendant ce dernier mois qui pourraient rendre possible, nous espérons, à un retour des événements parkrun.   La plupart des provinces ont publié des plans de déconfinement pour assouplir les restrictions. Par exemple, la Colombie-Britannique est à sa deuxième étape, ce qui permet d’organiser…

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Read more › News - 17th June 2021

Restarting parkrun in Canada

There have been some positive developments across Canada over the past month that we hope will help towards a return of parkrun events.   Most provinces have published positive looking roadmaps towards relaxing restrictions. For example, British Columbia is in Step Two, which allows for organized outdoor gatherings of up to 50. There is also…