As we start a new month, it does feel increasingly like we are heading in the right direction at last. The pace of progress varies across different countries, but as confirmed cases of Coronavirus fall it gives us hope that a return to parkrun might not be too far away. We continue to monitor the situation and prepare for a return when the time is right.
Last weekend we saw more than 60,000 parkrunners participate at 444 events across five countries. It is reassuring and hugely satisfying to see that, where we have been able to return, we have done so with such a high degree of normality, and that, generally speaking, participation levels are very similar to pre-COVID times.
Despite the increasing optimism and positivity, we don’t have any plans to reopen events in any other territories in the next month or so.
However, the parkrun community remains here for you – whether you have a local event to go to or not.
We are getting through this.
Chief Operating Officer
Martin Smyth is a parkrunner at both Malahide and Poppintree parkrun, Co. Dublin. At 86 years old, Martin has incredibly completed over 200 parkruns! He first got involved with parkrun after reading about it in the Irish Runner Magazine in 2013 and decided to give it a go. For Martin, parkrun is a great incentive to…
Almost 2,500 events held, over 23,000 unique participants with nearly 100,000 completed parkruns and more than 23,000 instances of volunteering. In just four years. This Saturday parkrun Germany celebrates its fourth anniversary! What better reason to take a closer look at the country with the record for the most number of events started in their first…