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…

Read more › News - 14th January 2021

Mise à jour COVID-19 (Coronavirus): 12 janvier

Ce samedi, les événements parkrun de Victoria, en Australie, seront de retour, et samedi prochain nous rouvrirons neuf autres événements russes, dont quatre sont complètement nouveaux, ce qui nous amènera à 23 événements organisés là-bas.   Bien qu’il s’agisse de petits pas en avant, chaque étape est une avancée positive. Toutefois, la situation a très…

Read more › News - 14th January 2021

Taking small steps forward

It’s week two of The parkrun Resolution and it’s all about taking small steps forward. We’re here for you. Read on for this week’s top tips and don’t forget to celebrate what you’ve done so far.   Often the hardest thing to do is start: to start something new, make a change, do something differently….

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…

Read more › Uncategorized - 11th January 2021

Why I Run Before The Sun Comes Up

With winter in full swing, the opportunity to hit the pavement during the short window of daylight can sometimes seem near impossible. With an energetic toddler, household to keep afloat and job that is no longer constrained by the hours of 9-5 (come on, you know what I mean!), being active in the a.m. can be the difference between…

Read more › News - 11th January 2021

The community that is parkrun

My first parkrun was at Delta parkrun in Johannesburg back in 2014. I had never been a runner, but when my friend told me about this free 5km run on an otherwise uneventful weekend, I thought, why not. It was definitely memorable, not just because of the number of people that took part, but because in the…

Read more › News - 7th January 2021

It’s time to make your parkrun resolution

It’s time to make your parkrun resolution. parkrun’s Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington tells you everything you need to know about our special new year campaign.   Firstly, Happy New Year from everyone at parkrun!   We hope you had a restful festive period, and you have welcomed 2021 with open arms,…

Read more › News - 6th January 2021

Mise à jour COVID-19 (Coronavirus): 5 janvier

Cela fait bientôt dix mois que nous avons dû suspendre tous nos événements dans le monde en réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19, et depuis lors, nous avons fait face à de nombreux hauts et bas. La semaine dernière, ce fut un plaisir de compter 53 000 marcheurs, joggeurs, coureurs et bénévoles parmi nos rangs,…

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 - 31st December 2020

Reflections on 2020 and hope for the new year

As we bid farewell to 2020, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on a very different twelve months for parkrun.    2020 started with so much promise. Our movement, now in its 16th year, gathered pace.   The Netherlands became the 22nd live territory on the global map of parkrun, we delivered a groundbreaking campaign…