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Read more › News - 7th July 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 7 July

parkrun in New Zealand is back! It was heartwarming, and reassuring, to sit back at the weekend and flick through the smiling photos and uplifting comments on Slack and social media from events across the country, as well as reading several articles in the media celebrating parkrun’s return. It’s been a journey but we’ve got…

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Read more › News - 2nd July 2020

Survey of NZ parkrunners reveals impact of lockdown and support for parkrun return

A survey of more than 1500 parkrunners in New Zealand has revealed extensive support for the decision to reopen parkrun events, and overwhelming optimism about returning to parkrun this month.   A staggering 97% of respondents signalled their intention to return to parkrun as walkers or runners within the first four weeks, with 65% expressing…

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Read more › News - 30th June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 30 June

Since the New Zealand Government announced on 8 June that there would be no limits on public gatherings, or social distancing requirements, we have been working with event teams in preparation to reopen parkrun events this Saturday, 4 July.   We’d like to thank everyone for their support and patience during this challenging and uncertain…

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Read more › News - 23rd June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 23 June

In last week’s update we confirmed that all parkrun New Zealand events will reopen on Saturday 4 July and we are working closely with event teams to achieve this.   To support the Ministry of Health’s NZ COVID Tracer app, each parkrun event will display a QR code poster to help walkers, joggers, runners and…

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Read more › News - 16th June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 16 June

We are very pleased, and quite excited, to confirm that all parkrun New Zealand events will reopen on Saturday 4 July.    Throughout the period of closure we have spoken to event teams and ambassadors, and surveyed parkrunners. We have also closely followed developments in all countries in which we operate and are confident that…

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Read more › News - 9th June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 9 June

On Monday, the New Zealand Government announced that they were removing all social distancing requirements and that there would be no limits on public gatherings.   This is an incredibly positive step forward, and whilst New Zealand may seem a long way ahead of the challenges many of us continue to face, this news should…

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Read more › News - 2nd June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 2 June

In last week’s update we confirmed that all parkrun events across the world will remain closed until at least this calendar month. In some parkrun countries that message was entirely expected, as they are still relatively early in their efforts to overcome the challenge presented to them by COVID-19. However, some other parkrun countries are experiencing significant…

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Read more › News - 26th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 26 May 2020

We can now confirm that parkrun events across the world will be suspended until the end of June.   Please note that this represents a minimum time-frame for all parkrun countries and we expect most, if not all, closures to be in place for longer.   Despite this announcement of extended closure, our view of…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 19 May

I’m pleased to say we have now spoken with just under 1,000 event teams and ambassadors from all 22 parkrun countries, and that project has now formally concluded.   As always however, should event teams and volunteers wish to speak with us that opportunity remains available and I’d urge them to get in touch if…

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Read more › News - 12th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 12 May

It is now eight weeks since we first closed all parkrun events across the world, and we know that parkrunners everywhere, alongside their local communities, are facing their own unique challenges, and would love to enjoy parkrun again.   Please know that we are thinking of you all right now and remain fully committed that…

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