News - 9th April 2021

Restarting in England – weekly update 9 April


As part of our plans to restart parkrun and junior parkrun across England, we are publishing a UK-specific update every Friday to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on the progress we are making towards events restarting. 


This weekend 52 junior parkruns will restart in England for 4 to 10 year olds.


If you are planning to go along please do check your local event website and their social media for further information. Our local communities are really looking forward to welcoming children and their families back to their events on Sunday.


A further 27 junior parkrun events will reopen on Sunday 18 April and many more are getting ready to join them.


You can view the latest COVID-19 information regarding junior events here.




We are still working towards the return of 5k events in England from Saturday 5 June, and continue to ask teams not to contact landowners directly for permission please.


As part of the restart process we need to ensure that we have up to date landowner contact details on record so that we can manage those permissions centrally, a strategy that has been highly effective for junior events.


The most important thing 5k event teams in England can do now to help is to respond to our email requesting this information, thank you.




Our work continues towards the return of both 5k and junior events across the other home nations.


We are so excited to see the first junior parkruns returning this weekend. It’s a huge step towards reuniting our parkrun communities across the UK, and we wish them all the very best for a joyful return.


Helen Hood

Head of Event Delivery

parkrun UK


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