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Read more › News - 25th November 2020

Vhi (not)parkrun rewards are here!

Vhi want to reward you for taking part in (not)parkrun, so they have added (not)parkrun to the Vhi rewards on the Vhi app!   parkrunners who are Vhi customers can earn a  €5 reward when you participate in your weekly (not)parkrun! To take part, all you have to do is submit your 5km walk, jog…

Read more › News - 25th November 2020

Support parkrun

This year, your support is more valuable than ever.   Why not do a spot of Black Friday shopping, that will also help to protect parkrun for future generations?   Find your fit with CONTRA   Established by parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewit, CONTRA is a sports brand that believes in movement for everyone, with kit…

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…

Read more › junior parkrun - 19th November 2020

Potential opportunity for junior parkrun to restart early 2021

With COVID-19-associated restrictions continuing to limit opportunities for children to be active, we are actively looking at the possibility of supporting the reopening of some junior parkrun events in the UK and Ireland early in 2021.   In summary:   We’re exploring the opportunity for junior parkrun to reopen across the UK and Ireland from…

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Read more › News - 18th November 2020

People of (not)parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Robert Noone   Age: 60   Occupation: Business Consultant   Local parkrun: Castlebar, Co Mayo   Number of parkruns completed: 92   How did you first get involved in parkrun? I used to run years ago; parkrun helped me get back to regular running and rediscover my love for it!   How have you…

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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 - 16th November 2020

Loneliness to happiness

Haruka Murayama is Event director at Tsujido kaihin koen parkrun in Japan. But her first introduction to parkrun was over in Northern Ireland. Here she tells us how parkrun helped her combat homesickness and improved her confidence.   It was about two years ago, early January of 2018, when I discovered parkrun for the first time….

Read more › News - 12th November 2020

Join us for (not)parkrun

Join us for (not)parkrun. Walk, jog or run, get active and have fun!   Go it alone, invite your family, inspire your friends and encourage your neighbours. Everyone is welcome at (not)parkrun.   (not)parkrun is an alternative way for people to participate in a 5k walk, jog or run, in the absence of the usual…

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Read more › News - 11th November 2020

Vhi people of (not)parkrun

Calling all our (not)parkrunners! Are you missing parkrun? We here at Vhi are too, so we want to hear from you!   Our everyday lives have completely changed, from how we socialise, exercise and work. We know that we are safe at home, but it’s still ok to miss the parkrun shaped hole in our…

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…