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Read more › News - 19th August 2020

Happy days!

Ann Battersby tells us of how much she is appreciating being able to chat over a coffee with friends after (not)parkrunning, having missed these simple pleasures over the lockdown period.   I thought parkrun looked like something I could do as I had never done much exercise but I did like to walk. At the…

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Read more › News - 18th August 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 18 August

Last Friday we published our COVID-19 Framework FAQs, following on from the publication of our COVID-19 Framework which outlines how parkrun will return in locations where there remains an underlying level of Coronavirus infection and/or social distancing requirements are in place as set by public health bodies.   We have been delighted with the response,…

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Read more › News - 12th August 2020

Darren O’Beirne is the winner of the Vhi parkrun social media competition!

Congratulations to Darren O’Beirne who has been selected as the winner of the #Vhi parkrun social media competition. Darren entered the competition by uploading an image of himself running at Dollymount Strand, Co Dublin and used #Vhi. Darren has won himself a pair of wireless Apple AirPods headphones, which will no doubt come in handy…

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Read more › News - 11th August 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 11 August

On Friday last week we published our provisional COVID-19 Framework, describing how parkrun events are likely to return where there remains an underlying level of the virus.   We intentionally published the Framework in advance of it being appropriate to open any of the 21 parkrun countries that remain closed, to enable us to progress…

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Read more › News - 7th August 2020

COVID-19 Framework

Earlier this week we announced we had completed our COVID-19 Framework, describing how events will operate in countries where an underlying level of community infection still remains.   We’d also like to stress that as part of our strategy to return we took the decision to separate defining the way events should be reopened, from…

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Read more › News - 5th August 2020

Have you entered the Vhi competition?

Whilst we eagerly await the return of parkrun, Vhi want to reward a lucky parkrunner who has continued to walk, jog or run during these challenging times by giving you the chance to win a pair of AirPods!   AirPods are wireless headphones, making them the perfect companion when out for a run, walk or…

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Read more › News - 5th August 2020

How insight guides the way

As the growth of parkrun continues apace (even during a worldwide pandemic) understanding the views and attitudes of 7 million registered parkrunners is not only critical to the organisation’s decision making, but also incredibly challenging. The evolution of parkrun, from a single event and a handful of participants, to thousands of locations across five continents…

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Read more › News - 4th August 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 4 August

Over the past week we’ve continued to make positive progress and are excited to share a significant step forward today.    We have now completed our operating framework describing how parkrun events around the world will operate in countries where there remains an underlying level of COVID-19. This has been achieved through closely working together…

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Read more › News - 4th August 2020

What does parkrun look like?

With parkrun New Zealand resuming events, many of us will now be thinking about returning to our favourite free, weekly, timed activity.   But what does a parkrun actually look like, and if you’re a first-timer, what can you expect to see at your very first parkrun?   We’ve put together this handy guide, explaining…

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Read more › News - 29th July 2020

School of parkrun Class of 2020

For the past 17 weeks, the School of parkrun has kept our young parkrunners entertained with daily tasks, covering English, Science, Geography, Maths and Art.   We have loved seeing all of our student’s work and want to say a huge congratulations to the School of parkrun class of 2020!   Each morning we’ve set…

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