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Läs mer › Nyheter - 4th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 4 May

A week has passed since we went out to landowners in England, requesting permission to restart 5k events on 5 June. We are conscious that our email arrived at what is a very busy time for many, with local elections taking place this week and the recent Bank Holiday weekend undoubtedly stretching resources at local…

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Läs mer › Press - 29th April 2021

New research shows exceptionally low risk of COVID transmission at outdoor sporting events

A groundbreaking independent report, commissioned by parkrun, has been published today, that for the first time, estimates the risk of transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at parkrun events.   Utilising data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) from March 2021, looking at the prevalence of the virus, alongside antibody levels within the population, the…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 28th April 2021

From small beginnings

When Paul Sinton-Hewitt organized the first parkun meeting at Bushy Park in London in 2004, he never thought that his simple idea would turn into an initiative found in over 2,000 locations, in 22 countries around the world and with over 7 million participants. As he admitted in a recent interview with the British paper…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 27th April 2021

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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Läs mer › Nyheter - 22nd April 2021

It’s for the local people

Takuto Muguruma is the Event Director of  Momoi harappa koen parkrun in Japan. After discovering parkrun while studying abroad, it was his dream to set up a parkrun when he moved back to Japan.   In 2014, I was studying sport development management for a Masters degree overseas and my tutor asked me, “Is there parkrun in Japan?” This was…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 20th April 2021

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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Läs mer › Nyheter - 15th April 2021

Inspiring connections

Maeri Howard inspired her connections on social media to join her at parkrun. A breast cancer diagnosis shortly after turned her world upside down.   Here she tells us how the connections she made at parkrun and the commitment to “show up” helped her continue to feel normal during her treatment.   It’s my parkrunning…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 13th April 2021

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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Läs mer › Nyheter - 6th April 2021

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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Läs mer › Nyheter - 30th March 2021

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…