Read more › Uncategorized - 15th September 2021

Everything you need to know about parkrun

Been wondering what a parkrun looks like? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you sign up?   Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or a more seasoned parkrunner that just needs your memory refreshed, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about parkrun.  …

Read more › Uncategorized - 10th September 2021

5k parkrun across Ireland

This weekend 5k parkruns will start to return across Ireland, and we’re delighted to announce that the remainder of events can reopen from Saturday 25 September.   With the change in government guidelines we are delighted to announce that all 5k parkrun events can reopen across Ireland from Saturday 25 September.   This weekend (Saturday…

Read more › News - 8th September 2021

A welcome back from Vhi!

After a long-awaited spell, Vhi is thrilled to finally welcome back parkrunners as parkrun events resume across Ireland this weekend. In total, there will be 48 parkrun events commencing on Saturday 11 September.   We know how much you have all missed your local parkrunners and know the excited that must be building ahead of this…

Read more › News - 8th September 2021

Celebrating being active with the European Week of Sport

Every year from 23-30 September the European Week of Sport promotes more active, healthier lifestyles to millions of people in Europe and beyond.    With parkrun now operating across much of Europe, and the European Week of Sport’s tagline ‘be active’, we take a look at how parkrun celebrates healthier and happier lifestyles.   parkrun…

VHi Sept
Read more › News - 1st September 2021

Sign up now for the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon!

With just three weeks to go to the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon on the 19 September, the day is nearly upon us!   This year, each of the Vhi ambassadors will be participating in the event in a different manner, showing the versatility of the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon and that it is open…

Read more › News - 1st September 2021

Restarting parkrun – information for participants

As parkrun events resume across Ireland, please bear in mind the following information.   All parkrun events are required to follow our COVID Framework. As part of this Framework, all participants and volunteers are required to self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending, and not to attend if at all symptomatic.   Many of our teams would…

Read more › News - 27th August 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update – 5k restart in Ireland

With current government guidelines in Ireland allowing for gatherings of up to 500 people in open spaces such as parks, we are delighted to be able to announce that some 5k events in Ireland will restart from Saturday 11 September.   Whilst we won’t be in a position to return all events across the country…

Read more › Uncategorized - 25th August 2021

Update on changes to milestone t-shirts

Earlier this year we announced some changes to the milestone t-shirts that recognise and reward individual participation at parkrun.   As we prepare to implement the new process, here’s the latest information.   Back in March 2021 we let you know about changes we are making to milestone t-shirts.   We had initially hoped that…

Vhi roadshow at Griffeen parkrun
Read more › News - 24th August 2021

Ask David: David’s tips for sourcing the best running attire

Each month we’re putting your questions to Olympian and Vhi ambassador David Gillick! At parkrun you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in, but many of you have been wondering what’s best to wear when heading out for a walk, jog or run!   Look after your feet  To start with, don’t become too focused…

Read more › News - 18th August 2021

juniors start to return

Sunday 15 August 2021 saw the beginnings of the welcome return of junior parkrun events across Ireland.   We take a look at the special day.   The skies might have been grey but the mood was far from gloomy as seven junior parkruns returned across Ireland on Sunday. Almost 300 4-10 year olds logged…