Read more › News - 17th June 2021

It’s so much more than running

Charlotte Proud has a rare genetic disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta. She credits the accessibility of parkrun for enabling her to fall in love with running.   This is her story.   I first heard about parkrun when I was studying for my Sports degree at University. I was regularly coaching and refereeing football, voluntarily, but not…

Read more › News - 15th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 15 June

With the restart of 72 events in Poland, last weekend saw the most parkrun events take place globally since the pandemic began last March. Nearly 66,000 individuals participated at one of 768 events across eight countries.   Every event that restarts represents a huge step forward and should give all of us great reassurance and…

Read more › Uncategorized - 10th June 2021

A sense of belonging

“It feels like my body is packing up on me.”   That’s how I described it to my parents one Sunday morning in August 2015. This was after a few months of feeling strange, and regularly not being able to sleep due to a pounding head and feeling flushed. I took my blood pressure on…

Read more › News - 8th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 8 June

Last weekend we saw 700 events take place across seven countries, with more than 62,000 participants enjoying the magic of free, community-led, outdoor, social physical activity opportunities.   It is so encouraging to see these events welcomed back by local communities, and to see our COVID-19 Framework in action and working well. This COVID-specific framework…

Read more › News - 3rd June 2021

Change for the good

When Kelly saw an ad in the local paper for parkrun she was in the process of change. For decades she had been using drugs, had no friends, no life and didn’t know where to begin.   After first addressing her addiction and seeking help she then started to look for things to do for…

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Read more › News - 2nd June 2021

parkrun Sverige – planerad återstart 7:e augusti

Det är nu, tro det eller ej, över 14 månader sedan vi senast arrangerade parkrun här i Sverige.   Fram till för bara ett par dagar sedan fick bara 8 personer samlas utomhus, men som ni troligen har sett, meddelade regeringen nyligen sin plan för hur restriktionerna kommer att lättas under de kommande månaderna, inklusive…

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Read more › News - 2nd June 2021

parkrun Sweden – planned return from 7 August

It’s now, incredibly, over 14 months since we were last able to hold parkrun here in Sweden.   Until just a couple of days ago only 8 people were allowed to meet outside, but as you will no doubt have seen, the government recently announced their roadmap of how restrictions will be eased over the…

Read more › News - 1st June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 1 June

It was fabulous to see 25 events return across South Africa last weekend, the seventh country to welcome back free, weekly, community events since lockdown began last March.   Unfortunately a temporary lockdown in Victoria, Australia meant that 97 events were cancelled there, but in total 663 events did take place around the world, with…

Read more › News - 27th May 2021

Feeling happier in myself

Louise Evans never thought she could be a runner, but she decided to try it last year to keep fit and help improve her mental health. She is now fitter, stronger, happier and looking forward to parkrunning for real as soon as possible.   Last June, I was starting to struggle with extra hours at…

Read more › News - 27th May 2021

parkrun at sea

When some of the crew from HMAS Sirius began missing their regular Saturday morning parkrun, they did the next best thing – set up their own 5km timed run on the ship’s deck.   While the 191-metre long auxiliary oiler may be lacking a park, the crew brought out plastic greenery to line the route…