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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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Read more › News - 23rd September 2020

Without parkrun, our health and happiness is in decline

The absence of parkrun is detrimentally impacting people and communities across Ireland. The continued closure of our events means that parkrunners are not only missing out on opportunities to be active, but also the chance to socialise and interact with others in an outdoor environment. The resulting isolation and inactivity has long term implications for…

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Read more › News - 23rd September 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Clare Noone Age:  37 Occupation: Secondary School Teacher Local parkrun: Lough Key parkrun Number of parkruns completed:   89 plus a few!     How did you get involved in parkrun? I went for the first time with my Dad, Anthony – he used to be faster than me! I had been running around my…

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Read more › News - 22nd September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 22 September

On Saturday we welcomed back Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun, in the Falkland Islands, and all three events in Australia’s Northern Territory, representing another positive moment in the gradual return of parkrun events around the world.   It was great to see the unofficial parkrun podcast, With Me Now, live-streaming from Nightcliff and Palmerston parkruns. If…

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Read more › News - 16th September 2020

Don’t miss out – sign up for the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon now!

Calling all female parkrunners! There isn’t long to go until this year’s Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon kicks off!   The Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon will take place between October 1 and October 10 2020, with participants being called upon to complete the 10km event ‘their way’ over the course of the 10 days with the…

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Read more › News - 15th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 15 September

There are just a few days to go before this Saturday’s reopening of Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun on the Falkland Islands, as well as all three events in Australia’s Northern Territory. It’s an incredibly exciting time for all of us and I’m sure I can speak on behalf of the entire parkrun family when I…

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Read more › News - 9th September 2020

parkrun to return in England

parkrun Global Chief Executive Officer Nick Pearson announces intent to resume parkrun events in England toward the end of October.   Ever since parkrun events closed in the UK and across the world, we’ve been focused on understanding how and when we would be able to resume in a safe and appropriate way.   Throughout, we…

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