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Read more › News - 9th September 2020

parkrun to return in England

parkrun Global Chief Executive Officer Nick Pearson announces intent to resume parkrun events in England toward the end of October.   Ever since parkrun events closed in the UK and across the world, we’ve been focused on understanding how and when we would be able to resume in a safe and appropriate way.   Throughout, we…

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Read more › News - 9th September 2020

The time to act is now

We face the prospect of living in a world where being apart becomes normal, and where the risk associated with social interaction and participating in physical activity is deemed to outweigh the benefit.   parkrun’s Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington tells us why the time is now for resuming parkrun.   Following…

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Read more › News - 8th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 8 September

We are delighted to confirm that, as announced on local channels last Friday, parkrun is set to return in the Falkland Islands (Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun) and in Australia’s Northern Territory on Saturday 19 September.   As we confirmed in last week’s update, there are clear and specific local guidelines that permit us to return…

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Read more › News - 8th September 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: John Hutchins Age: 74 Occupation: Retired Local parkrun: Castlehaven, Co.Cork Number of parkruns completed: 119   How did you get involved in parkrun? My eldest daughter, Siobhan, is very involved in Kingscliff parkrun in Australia. She actually lives in Queensland, a thirty-minute drive away. She saw that Castlehaven were starting up a parkrun. She…

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Read more › News - 2nd September 2020

Rapid review of evidence for outdoor transmission of COVID-19 published

We’re excited to publish the findings of the rapid review of evidence for outdoor transmission of COVID-19, commissioned by parkrun and undertaken by the Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research (spear) at Canterbury Christ Church University.   Led by Professor Mike Weed and Dr Abby Foad, the review looked at evidence of incidents…

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Read more › News - 1st September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 1 September

Those of you who have followed these weekly updates since early April will know that, whilst we wouldn’t rule anything out, our initial preference has been that we would only start entire parkrun countries at a time. This was based on a number of factors, but largely that the complexity of supporting numerous varied regulations,…

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Read more › News - 1st September 2020

Sign up for the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon

Calling all female parkrunners! The countdown is officially on for this year’s Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon!   Vhi are delighted to bring you a special virtual edition of the event for 2020 in recognition of the hundreds of charities that depend on the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon event for a significant part of their…

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Read more › News - 26th August 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Marian Fagan Age: 54 Occupation:  Running my busy household! Local parkrun: Castletown, Co. Kildare Number of parkruns completed: 121   How did you get involved in parkrun? I did my first parkrun in Griffeen in April 2015 but it wasn’t until November that year that I did my next one. At that stage I…

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Read more › News - 26th August 2020

Some normality returning

Laura Murray is normally a distance runner who has completed 23 marathons and 4 ultramarathons but it’s parkrun that she is missing the most.   I have been involved with parkrun since November 2015. My first parkrun did not set out looking at all promising! It was a rainy morning and I was a bit tired…

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Read more › News - 25th August 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 25 August

From the beginning of this challenge we have believed in taking a pragmatic and considered approach, that protects the spirit of parkrun, and prioritises the safety of everyone who comes into contact with our events. At the same time, we have developed our understanding of the risks of returning such that we can appropriately balance…