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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 27 April

We have taken a big step forward today with our plans to reopen 5k events in England on Saturday 5 June, with an email sent this morning to all landowners, requesting permission to return.   Meanwhile, we continue to keep an eye on the situation in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, and although there does…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 20 April

Last weekend we welcomed back a further 29 2k events in England, taking the total number of junior parkruns to 79 with over 8,000 people walking, running and volunteering with us once more.   With the addition of these events, we were delighted to see a post-COVID record attendance globally, with over 66,000 participants at…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 13 April

It was fantastic to see 48 junior parkrun events return in England on Sunday, with over 4,000 children crossing the finish line, of which over 1,000 were attending for the very first time. We’re immensely proud of all those event teams who successfully delivered the first parkrun events in England for 13 months, and have…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 6 April

The situation with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to be somewhat turbulent in nearly every parkrun territory.   Whilst some of the parkrun family are experiencing a challenging time at the moment with increasing lockdown restrictions, others are beginning to see the green shoots of recovery.   In South Africa, the Government recently amended the…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 30 March

Whilst, this week, there are no significant changes that impact the 22 countries in which we operate, we are delighted to confirm that we expect 52 junior parkrun events to restart in England on Sunday 11 April.   As we continue to work through the reopening checklist with our junior teams, and receive the necessary…

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Research on running through COVID-19

University of Nottingham researchers are looking for runners of all levels to take part in a study examining how their running habits have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what impact running could potentially have on the virus itself.   This research is supported by The parkrun Research Board, and here’s how you can take…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 March

Writing this on the one-year anniversary of the UK going into lockdown, it’s difficult to comprehend the challenges we’ve all faced over the last 12 months. And it’s quite remarkable to know that, wherever you are in the world as you read this message, you will undoubtedly have been impacted negatively in some way.  …

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 16 March

This week marks exactly one year since we closed all parkrun events globally in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.     The announcement we made on 18 March 2020 was the start of what would become a weekly update: a commitment to provide regular news and insight, to offer transparency in our decision making…

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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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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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