We took another big step forward last Saturday as 5k events returned in Denmark, the ninth country to see events restart post-COVID, plus we welcomed back junior parkrun events in Scotland.
In total nearly 60,000 people took part in 775 events around the world last weekend, including nearly 2,500 for the very first time.
This coming Saturday we look forward to 5k events returning in Northern Ireland, which also means that children aged 11-14 will be able to cross the finish line once again (or continue to volunteer) at junior parkrun events in Northern Ireland from Sunday.
Since Tuesday 24 March 2020 we have written a weekly global update providing as much information as possible regarding the latest situation in the 22 countries in which we operate. From next week we’ll be making a few changes.
As parkrun returns in more and more countries this update naturally becomes less relevant for an increasing percentage of our community. Therefore from next Tuesday we will publish a status update on the news page of parkrun.com (rather than translated into seven different languages and published locally), which will primarily consist of a table outlining the current status of events in each territory. At the same time we will also stop emailing the update to event teams and ambassadors.
Where there is country-specific information to share, we will continue to do so across relevant national communication channels.
In the meantime, the following is a list of confirmed country-restart dates for the next few weeks:
26 June – Northern Ireland
3 July – France
24 July – England
7 August – Sweden
Thanks so much for your continued support.
Chief Operating Officer
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