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 landowner permissions required, we look forward to many more junior events in England restarting in the weeks that follow.
Elsewhere, whilst the situation shows signs of improving in some countries, sadly this isn’t the case everywhere. For everyone reading this either entering or continuing to live with COVID-19 related restrictions, we empathise wholeheartedly. Whilst the short-term future may look challenging, we do believe that things will improve.
As the global rollout of vaccines continues, albeit at different paces across the world, and governments continue looking at how and when they can lift restrictions, the reopening of parkrun events gets closer by the day.
So whether or not you have a local parkrun event to go to this weekend, know that the community is here for you.
Chief Operating Officer
Ellie Pimm used the time during lockdown last year to get active. Connecting with her local parkrun through social media and logging (not)parkruns set her up to confidently join her first parkrun full of enthusiasm. For a long time, I was envious of people running for fun… How could anyone possibly enjoy running?! I’d…
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…