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Read more › News - 10th March 2021

The Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon returns for 2021!

Calling all female parkrunners! The 2021 Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon will take place this September. Following on from the success of last year’s virtual event, which saw over 20,000 participate, the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon will return this autumn.   The physical race will not go ahead on the June Bank Holiday weekend,…

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Read more › News - 10th March 2021

Breaking down barriers

This time last year, to mark International Women’s Day 2020, parkrun countries came together in a global celebration of female participation.   Here, we look back on that special day, the legacy it left behind, and parkrun’s ongoing commitment to breaking down barriers to participation for women and girls.   On the 8 March 2020,…

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Read more › News - 9th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 9 March

The situation with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains somewhat changeable in every country in which we operate. Last week all parkrun events in New Zealand were temporarily suspended in line with the short-term lockdown restrictions in place. At the time of writing, events outside Auckland will return this Saturday, with a decision on whether events…

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Read more › News - 3rd March 2021

Congratulations to De O’Connor

Congratulations to De O’Connor who has been selected as the final winner of the #Vhi parkrun social media competition. De has won a pair of wireless Apple AirPods headphones, which will no doubt come in handy for all her future runs!     De is living in Dublin, and her local parkrun is St Anne’s…

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Read more › News - 2nd March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 2 March

Wherever you are in the world it’s likely you will have been impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic for about a year now. Whilst it’s clear that different communities have been impacted in different ways, it’s been a challenging year for all of us.   However, as advances are made with vaccinations, medical treatments, and…

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Read more › News - 24th February 2021

Congratulations Mary!

Congratulations to Mary Phelan Carr who has been selected as the week two winner of the #Vhi parkrun social media competition. Mary entered the competition by posting a picture of herself completing her (not)parkrun and used #Vhi. Mary has won a pair of wireless Apple AirPods headphones, which will no doubt come in handy for…

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Read more › News - 24th February 2021

The parkrun Resolution Journey

At the start of 2021 we launched The parkrun Resolution. An eight week New Year campaign to inspire, motivate and share some positivity.   As the campaign draws to a close, we look back at the past eight weeks.   There have been expert blogs, from experts regarding training tips, diet and the health benefits…

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Read more › News - 23rd February 2021

You can

Grainne Stephens has a message for anyone who thinks they could never complete a 5k – you can.   Encouraged by her mum, she’s now a regular at Waterworks parkrun. This is her story.   I started the Jog Belfast Programme in January 2018. In summer of 2017 I became very unhappy with the way…

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Read more › News - 23rd February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 February

On Monday 22 February, the UK Government published a roadmap for exiting lockdown over the coming months, detailing how and when restrictions will be eased if everything goes to plan.   We welcome this announcement and support the Government’s cautious framework for a return to normality. The roadmap provides us with an opportunity for junior…

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Read more › News - 17th February 2021

Congratulations Helen!

Congratulations to Helen Carr who has been selected as the week one winner of the Vhi parkrun social media competition. Helen entered the competition by posting a picture of herself completing her (not)parkrun and used #Vhi. Helen has won a pair of wireless Apple AirPods headphones, which will no doubt come in handy for all…

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