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Read more › News - 17th September 2020

The time to act is now

We face the prospect of living in a world where being apart becomes normal, and where the risk associated with social interaction and participating in physical activity is deemed to outweigh the benefit.   parkrun’s Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington tells us why the time is now for resuming parkrun.   Following…

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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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Read more › News - 8th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 8 September

We are delighted to confirm that, as announced on local channels last Friday, parkrun is set to return in the Falkland Islands (Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun) and in Australia’s Northern Territory on Saturday 19 September.   As we confirmed in last week’s update, there are clear and specific local guidelines that permit us to return…

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Read more › News - 3rd September 2020

Rapid review of evidence for outdoor transmission of COVID-19 published

We’re excited to publish the findings of the rapid review of evidence for outdoor transmission of COVID-19, commissioned by parkrun and undertaken by the Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research (spear) at Canterbury Christ Church University.   Led by Professor Mike Weed and Dr Abby Foad, the review looked at evidence of incidents…

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Read more › News - 1st September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 1 September

Those of you who have followed these weekly updates since early April will know that, whilst we wouldn’t rule anything out, our initial preference has been that we would only start entire parkrun countries at a time. This was based on a number of factors, but largely that the complexity of supporting numerous varied regulations,…

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Read more › News - 25th August 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 25 August

From the beginning of this challenge we have believed in taking a pragmatic and considered approach, that protects the spirit of parkrun, and prioritises the safety of everyone who comes into contact with our events. At the same time, we have developed our understanding of the risks of returning such that we can appropriately balance…

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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 - 13th August 2020

Welcome to (not)parkrun!

Welcome to (not)parkrun, parkrun’s virtual event to help keep you motivated and connected during the time when parkrun is suspended.  (not)parkrun gives you an opportunity to submit a time for a 5k walk, jog, or run, on a route of your choosing (so this doesn’t have to be on your parkrun course).   More than…

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Read more › News - 12th August 2020

Notice of suspension

In line with the Government’s Alert Levels 3 and 2, we have taken the decision to suspend all parkrun events across New Zealand with immediate effect.   We know that this message may be difficult as parkrun has only been back in New Zealand since July, however we do hope this closure will only be…