Read more › News - 6th May 2020

David Gillick talks running shoes with Brooks on Instagram Live

Make sure you don’t miss out on our third instalment of #Vhiparktalks with David Gillick, taking place tomorrow night on Instagram live at 8pm!   It has been great to see so many parkrunners tuning in over the past two weeks and we are excited to announce that this week, David will be joined by…

Read more › News - 6th May 2020

I couldn’t have been more wrong

Máiréad O’Mahony is visually impaired and made her parkrun debut in January 2019. Until the global pandemic, she hadn’t missed a single week, whatever the weather.   Here Mairead tells us about her parkrun experience.   For a long time, I knew parkrun existed but ruled out participating as I had the perception you needed to be…

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Spotlight on: New Zealand

Looking at the world map on the parkrun website with more than 2000 green pins it, each representing an event, is surprisingly like watching TV on New Year’s Eve to see where the major fireworks displays will be taking place. And just like seeing in a new year, it’s New Zealand that has the privilege…

Read more › News - 5th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 5 May

Thanks again to all the event teams and ambassadors who have generously given us their time over the last few weeks, and shared the challenges they are facing at local level around the world.   We have now spoken directly to over 700 of those volunteers and continue to gain valuable insight.   Based on…

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Read more › News - 29th April 2020

parkrun for Gaisce

Gráinne Butler found parkrun through the Gaisce Award programme. Now a regular volunteer, she tells us all about the Awards, and her hopes of one day being a Run Director.   My first time ever to take part in a parkrun was back in 2017, as a volunteer in Tymon Park for my Gaisce Bronze Award….

Read more › News - 29th April 2020

Marian Fagan is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for March

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of March has been awarded to Marian Fagan from Castletown parkrun in Kildare.   The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they walker, jogger, runners, or volunteers.   Marian…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2020

Spotlight on: Canada

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Canada, and Euan Bowman, North America Manager, tells us how parkrun has been embraced across the country.   parkrun in Canada launched in August 2016, but the journey started…

Read more › News - 28th April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 28 April

Following on from last week’s update I’m pleased to let you know that our staff have already conducted one-to-one conversations with over 500 event teams and ambassadors around the world.   It’s been an incredibly moving experience for all of us, but also really uplifting. Thank you to everyone who’s given us some of their…

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Read more › News - 22nd April 2020

Join parkrun and David Gillick live tomorrow!

Tune in tomorrow night to parkrun’s Insta Live for the first in Vhi’s series of parktalks with David Gillick!   Staying connected is so important right now, and while we can’t get together for parkrun, nothing is stopping us getting together for parktalks! Over the coming weeks Vhi’s ambassador David Gillick will host a series…

Read more › News - 21st April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 21 April

As suggested in last week’s update, we are now confirming that all parkrun events across the world will be suspended throughout the month of May.   We continue to monitor the situation in all the countries in which we operate, with a particular focus on social distancing requirements. Whilst some countries are beginning to slowly…

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