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Read more › News - 15th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 15 September

There are just a few days to go before this Saturday’s reopening of Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun on the Falkland Islands, as well as all three events in Australia’s Northern Territory. It’s an incredibly exciting time for all of us and I’m sure I can speak on behalf of the entire parkrun family when I…

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Read more › News - 15th September 2020

Happy Eggs terms and conditions

1. The promoter is: Noble Foods Ltd Cotswold farm Standlake Witney Oxon OX29 7RB   2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, with UK addresses, aged 18 years or over except employees of parkrun UK and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition….

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Read more › News - 8th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 8 September

We are delighted to confirm that, as announced on local channels last Friday, parkrun is set to return in the Falkland Islands (Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun) and in Australia’s Northern Territory on Saturday 19 September.   As we confirmed in last week’s update, there are clear and specific local guidelines that permit us to return…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 8th September 2020

Did you know… Staying hydrated can help with migraines?

Many of us will have experienced a pounding headache. The type of headache which causes nausea, and can leave you feeling drained and exhausted, for days on end.   This is a migraine and around one in seven people in the UK suffer from them.* They can vary in seriousness, from a really bad headache,…

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Read more › News - 7th September 2020

The time to act is now

We face the prospect of living in a world where being apart becomes normal, and where the risk associated with social interaction and participating in physical activity is deemed to outweigh the benefit.   parkrun’s Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington tells us why the time is now for resuming parkrun.   Following…

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Read more › News - 7th September 2020

parkrun to return in England

parkrun Global Chief Executive Officer Nick Pearson announces intent to resume parkrun events in England toward the end of October.   Ever since parkrun events closed in the UK and across the world, we’ve been focused on understanding how and when we would be able to resume in a safe and appropriate way.   Throughout, we…

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Read more › News - 7th September 2020

parkrunners raise vital funds for scientists

Now more than ever, dementia researchers need your help to continue working towards a breakthrough and as a community you rallied together to make this happen.   In the midst of the pandemic both new and veteran runners have taken to the streets to stay fit this summer while raising money for dementia research.  …

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Read more › News - 7th September 2020

Understanding parkrunners’ intent to return

As we plan the reopening of parkrun events it is critical that we understand the intent to return of walkers, runners, and volunteers. This insight helps us anticipate the number of participants, gauge the level of enthusiasm for taking part, and ensure that there are sufficient volunteers for our events to be delivered.   Since…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2020

Co-op partnership is extended

We are delighted to announce that we have extended our partnership with community retailer, Co-op.   Co-op became the grocery retailer of parkrun in September 2017 and following a very successful three years, has renewed the partnership early, stepping up from a supporter to a partner level.    With shared values and a commitment to supporting communities, this partnership is a natural…

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Read more › News - 2nd September 2020

Rapid review of evidence for outdoor transmission of COVID-19 published

We’re excited to publish the findings of the rapid review of evidence for outdoor transmission of COVID-19, commissioned by parkrun and undertaken by the Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research (spear) at Canterbury Christ Church University.   Led by Professor Mike Weed and Dr Abby Foad, the review looked at evidence of incidents…