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Read more › News - 13th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 13 October

As 2020 rumbles on, and with it the global efforts to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, it’s increasingly the case that people around the world are being impacted in vastly different ways. At parkrun we see evidence of this every single day, where some of our communities are largely back to a pre-virus normal, whilst others…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2020

You can still enter the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon!

Calling all female parkrunners –  it’s not too late to sign up and take part in the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon is here!   The Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon officially kicked last Thursday, October 1, and is running until this Saturday, October 102020. Participants can complete the 10km event ‘their way’ over the…

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Read more › News - 6th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 6 October

It was wonderful to see parkrun events take place in Australia, New Zealand, and the Falkland Islands last Saturday, as nearly 3,000 people walked, jogged, ran or volunteered across 29 locations. And in further positive news, this coming weekend, we will be delighted to welcome back all five events in Auckland, as restrictions are lifted.  …

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Read more › News - 30th September 2020

It’s almost time for the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon!

Calling all female parkrunners – the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon is almost here!   The Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon kicks off tomorrow, 1 October and runs until 10 October 2020. Participants are being called upon to complete the 10km event ‘their way’ over the course of the 10 days with the aim to…

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Read more › News - 30th September 2020

A look back at 16 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     16 years later, more than 4.4 million different people around the world…

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Read more › News - 30th September 2020

parktoberfest is here

In a worldwide celebration of parkrun’s 16th anniversary, join us for a special month of community, the outdoors and physical activity at parktoberfest.   Have you been searching for an opportunity to have a bit of fun, walking, jogging or running in your local neighbourhood? Something that is free, easy to do and doesn’t require…

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Read more › News - 29th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 29 September

We were delighted to welcome parkrun back across most parts of New Zealand at the weekend, which together with events in Australia’s Northern Territory and one in the Falkland Islands, saw more than 2,700 people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 27 locations. The first time round, it took us five-and-a-half years to go from…

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Read more › News - 23rd September 2020

Thank you Mary

Sligo parkrunners have truly appreciated their parkrun community keeping them connected and active over the past months. With Run Director Mary Davey at the helm, the ‘Sligo Virtual parkrun Participants’ tell us all about their lockdown adventures.   Calling ourselves the ‘Sligo Virtual parkrun Participants’, we want to express to the parkrun community our appreciation for…

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Read more › News - 23rd September 2020

Without parkrun, our health and happiness is in decline

The absence of parkrun is detrimentally impacting people and communities across Ireland. The continued closure of our events means that parkrunners are not only missing out on opportunities to be active, but also the chance to socialise and interact with others in an outdoor environment. The resulting isolation and inactivity has long term implications for…

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Read more › News - 23rd September 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Clare Noone Age:  37 Occupation: Secondary School Teacher Local parkrun: Lough Key parkrun Number of parkruns completed:   89 plus a few!     How did you get involved in parkrun? I went for the first time with my Dad, Anthony – he used to be faster than me! I had been running around my…