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Read more › News - 6th April 2020

Spotlight on: The Republic of Ireland

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s the Republic of Ireland (ROI), and Country Manager Matt Shields tells us all about the history of parkrun Ireland.   parkrun first came to the island of…

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Read more › News - 1st April 2020

Six ways to recreate parkrun at home

After 15 years of parkrun taking place every single week, like us, you’re probably missing your Saturday morning routine   We’ve come up with six ways you can recreate the parkrun experience whilst staying safe in the comforts of your own home…     1. Put on your kit and represent   We’re all spending the vast majority of…

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Read more › News - 30th March 2020

The School of parkrun

parkrun may be out for the time being, but the School of parkrun is here!   We’re super happy to say that from Monday 30 March, we will be setting daily parkrun-themed tasks for children of all ages and the whole family to try together.   We’ll be covering five subjects: English Science Geography Maths…

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Read more › News - 26th March 2020

Share your stories with us

Now, more than ever, we want to keep the parkrun world inspired and engaged. And what better way to do that, than with stories from you – our parkrun family.   Here’s how to get in touch with us.   We’d love to see anything you’d like to send through, but especially –   Films…

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Read more › News - 11th March 2020

A huge celebration at International Women’s Day parkrun!

In a celebration of female participation to mark International Women’s Day, #IWDparkrun welcomed an astonishing 15,000 additional women and girls at parkruns all around the world.   On Saturday 7 March 2020, we were delighted to see almost 151,000 women and girls walking, jogging or running at parkrun globally.   Our social feeds lit up…

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Read more › News - 9th March 2020

The parkrunners behind the camera

Everyone who goes to parkrun knows how special Saturday mornings are as communities come together to walk, jog, run and volunteer – then celebrate with a coffee afterwards!   One way to bring the parkrun experience to life is through photography – and two of parkrun NZ’s Photography Ambassadors, Richard Berber and Andy Walmsley, tell…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2020

Finding friends amongst strangers

22-year-old Sophia Holdsworth from Hamilton Lake parkrun on New Zealand’s north island, first signed up to parkrun to help manage multiple autoimmune diseases. Sophie explains how the benefits have extended far beyond a Saturday morning and opened up a whole new world of friendships.   My Grandparents in the UK joined parkrun years ago to…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2020

Prioritise something for yourself

Hello, my name is Joyce and I am 29. I joined parkrun after two new people started in my workplace – they were from South Africa and they told me how big it is in South Africa and how cool it is to have your results recorded online so you can see how you improve….

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Read more › News - 7th March 2020

A shared experience on both sides of the globe

Lizzi Elton-Walters began her parkrun journey in England in 2011 as an inactive university student in her early twenties. Nine years and 366 parkruns later she can be found at Lower Hutt parkrun in New Zealand, and credits parkrun with helping her meet new friends on the other side of the world while creating a…

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Read more › News - 1st March 2020

People who become your parkrun friends

29-year-old Sophie Stokes is a Dunedin parkrunner who was encouraged to attend by her cousin. Sophie in turn introduced her partner to parkrun on their third date!   I got involved with parkrun when I was 24 because my cousin was really keen on it. I couldn’t believe it was free! I ran and volunteered…

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