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Read more › News - 5th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 5 May

Thanks again to all the event teams and ambassadors who have generously given us their time over the last few weeks, and shared the challenges they are facing at local level around the world.   We have now spoken directly to over 700 of those volunteers and continue to gain valuable insight.   Based on…

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Read more › News - 29th April 2020

Stay safe and we will see you again soon!

So as you will have seen, it was recently confirmed that all parkrun events around the world are cancelled for the month of May. At least another 5 weeks without parkrun! Not exactly the news we wanted to hear, but we understand the exceptional times we find ourselves living through.   How this situation affects…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2020

Spotlight on: Canada

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 Canada, and Euan Bowman, North America Manager, tells us how parkrun has been embraced across the country.   parkrun in Canada launched in August 2016, but the journey started…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 28 April

Following on from last week’s update I’m pleased to let you know that our staff have already conducted one-to-one conversations with over 500 event teams and ambassadors around the world.   It’s been an incredibly moving experience for all of us, but also really uplifting. Thank you to everyone who’s given us some of their…

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Read more › News - 22nd April 2020

Sverige i fokus!

Vår parkrun-familj består av 22 länder över hela världen och vi kommer att ta en närmare titt på dem, en efter en.   Den här veckan är det Sveriges tur och landsansvariga Deri Thomas berättar om parkruns historia i Sverige.   I augusti 2016 startade parkrun Sverige sitt första event, Haga parkrun, i den vackra…

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Read more › News - 22nd April 2020

Spotlight on: Sweden

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 Sweden, and Country Manager Deri Thomas tells us all about the history of parkrun Sweden.   parkrun in Sweden began in August 2016 with the first event,…

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Read more › News - 21st April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 21 April

As suggested in last week’s update, we are now confirming that all parkrun events across the world will be suspended throughout the month of May.   We continue to monitor the situation in all the countries in which we operate, with a particular focus on social distancing requirements. Whilst some countries are beginning to slowly…

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Read more › News - 21st April 2020

Walking the talk: The history of Tail Walkers

In June 2017, parkrun changed the name of the volunteer Tail Runner to Tail Walker.   Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington talks us through the decision making process and parkrun’s commitment to inclusivity.   Coming last. Feeling excluded. Being ridiculed. These are very real fears for many people taking part in a sporting event,…

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Read more › News - 14th April 2020

Spotlight on: South Africa

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 South Africa, and Country Manager Bruce Fordyce tells us all about the history of parkrun South Africa.   In April 2011 I was in London to run…

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Read more › News - 9th 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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