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Read more › News - 20th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 20 October

With the reopening of 12 events in Tasmania last Saturday, we saw over 5,000 different people walk, jog, run, or volunteer across 45 parkrun events worldwide. Although this represents only 2% of events, 5,000 participants is a significant milestone that took us five-and-a-half years to achieve the first time around.   Sadly, due to increased…

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Read more › News - 14th October 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Connor Jennings Age: 50 Occupation: Commercial Insurance Underwriter Local parkrun: St Anne’s Park Number of parkruns completed: 327     How did you get involved in parkrun? I did my first parkrun  in 2012 when the first parkrun in the Republic of Ireland started in Malahide. It became a habit on a Saturday morning…

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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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