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Read more › News - 25th September 2020

The physical and mental health benefits of parkrun

Last year we published the results of an independent survey which highlighted the wide ranging health and wellbeing benefits of participating in parkrun, and not just from walking and running. The findings, from over 60,000 respondents, found that volunteering gives people the biggest bang for health and wellbeing buck.   This snapshot survey was part…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2020

Restarting in England

An update on our planned restart in England from parkrun Global Chief Executive Officer Nick Pearson.   Sadly, after significant consultation and discussion, circumstances outside of our control have dictated that parkrun cannot return in England by the end of October, as we had hoped. We know that many people will be disappointed to hear…

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Read more › News - 23rd September 2020

One click will make a difference today

Back in 2015 we launched #ShareTheOrange to improve the understanding of dementia and research’s potential to overcome it.   This World Alzheimer’s Month, our #ShareTheOrange campaign relaunches, to highlight that dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing, to help improve understanding about the condition and give hope through research.   This message has never…

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Read more › News - 22nd September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 22 September

On Saturday we welcomed back Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun, in the Falkland Islands, and all three events in Australia’s Northern Territory, representing another positive moment in the gradual return of parkrun events around the world.   It was great to see the unofficial parkrun podcast, With Me Now, live-streaming from Nightcliff and Palmerston parkruns. If…

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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 › 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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