Read more › News - 12th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 12 May

It is now eight weeks since we first closed all parkrun events across the world, and we know that parkrunners everywhere, alongside their local communities, are facing their own unique challenges, and would love to enjoy parkrun again.   Please know that we are thinking of you all right now and remain fully committed that…

Read more › News - 11th May 2020

Play, creativity and tackling boredom 

Educational Psychologist Dr Dan O’Hare talks to us about promoting children’s wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic.   Dan talks to us about the importance of play and creativity, and tackling boredom in lockdown.   It’s a time of uncertainty right now with children and families experiencing higher levels of stress, while other children may be feeling…

Read more › News - 11th May 2020

Spotlight on: Denmark

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 Denmark, and we speak to those involved back in the noughties who brought parkrun to Scandinavia…   The very first parkrun took place on Saturday 2 October 2004…

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…

Read more › News - 6th May 2020

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…

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