Read more › News, Press - 5th May 2021

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

A groundbreaking independent report, commissioned by parkrun, has been published , 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…

Read more › Press - 1st April 2021

It’s our thing

For Karen Martin the silver lining to lockdown has been her daughter’s discovery of a love of (not)parkrunning, an activity they enjoy together. Karen tells us about her own parkrun journey, and how excited she is to go to her first parkrun event with her daughter.   Having heard about parkrun through a teacher at…

Read more › News, Press - 10th December 2020

Why we should never have to justify going for a run

With Christmas fast approaching, our Global Head of Communications, Russ Jefferys, discusses why exercise should never be used as punishment   It’s that time of year again. Christmas songs on the radio, a calendar full of festive party invitations and ironically ‘bad’ seasonal knitwear.   But in recent years, a new tradition has started to…