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Read more › News - 28th July 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 28 July

As we progress our plans around a return to parkrun, we have been working with various organisations and stakeholders around the world. While the restart of parkrun events in New Zealand was relatively straightforward due to the virus being largely eradicated there, it is clear that this is not likely to be the case in the…

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Read more › News - 27th July 2020

Spotlight on: The Netherlands

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s the most recent member of the parkrun family, the Netherlands!    Territory Manager for Europe, Deri Thomas, tells us the story behind the launch.   The launch of…

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Read more › News - 25th July 2020

Croque-nouvelles de la semaine

Ces dernières semaines ont été bien remplies avec parkrun au Canada et dans le monde. La Nouvelle-Zélande a redémarré, le (pas)parkrun garde les gens connectés et actifs et quoique les événements canadiens sont toujours en pause, certains ont trouvé le moyen de se divertir !   (pas)parkrun   Sortir et enregistrer votre propre 5k et…

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Read more › News - 21st July 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 21 July

We’ve sought, throughout lockdown, to be consistent and transparent in our communications, and feel that having a scheduled update of our most recent position helps that. We also feel it’s important to maintain a routine, and to ensure that our community and external stakeholders can easily access our most up-to-date position.   Further, whilst the…

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Read more › News - 20th July 2020

Spotlight on: Germany

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Germany, Country Manager Jakub Fedorowicz and Ambassador Michelle Purse tell us all about the history of parkrun Deutschland.   Germany was the nineteenth country to join the…

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Read more › News - 14th July 2020

Six degrés de séparation de parkrun

En 2011, Linda et moi avons déménagé à Londres, au Royaume-Uni, pour une période de trois ans. Là-bas, nous avons entendu parler d’une course locale qui avait débuté près de chez nous cet automne-là, le parkrun Gunnersbury.   Nous l’avons essayé et pendant les 2 années et demie qui ont suivi, notre routine du samedi,…

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Read more › News - 14th July 2020

Six Degrees of parkrun

In 2011 Linda and I moved to London, UK for a three-year period.  While there we heard about a local running event that had started near us that fall called the Gunnersbury parkrun.   We tried it out and for the next 2 ½ years our Saturday routine, when in London, was parkrun followed by…

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Read more › News - 14th July 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 14 July

We’ve now seen parkrun New Zealand take place for the second weekend in a row, and it’s been great to welcome parkrunners back across the country.   Pleasingly we’ve not seen attendance negatively affected, and across all metrics we measure (for example age, gender, pre-registration activity levels, finish times) things are largely back to where…

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Read more › News - 13th July 2020

Spotlight on: Finland

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Finland, and Country Manager Deri Thomas tells us all about the history of parkrun Finland.     The fact that parkrun is in Finland is largely thanks…

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Read more › News - 13th July 2020

An introduction to mindfulness

With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, the ability to reduce stress and build resilience has never been more relevant or important.   Dr Carolyn Ee is a GP, researcher, health and wellbeing advocate and runner. Dr Ee tells us more about mindfulness…   What is mindfulness?   Mindfulness meditation is defined as paying…

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