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Read more › News - 23rd July 2021

UK update – 23 July

As we move through the reopening process for parkrun and junior parkrun, we’re publishing a UK-specific update every Friday to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on our progress.    *** 5k events   England   After 70 Saturdays without parkrun, tomorrow marks a significant step forward, as the majority of 5k…

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Read more › News - 21st July 2021

parkrun across the UK

With 5k parkruns returning across England this week, we take a look at the situation for the whole of the UK, as well as some handy tips for when it’s time for you to come back to parkrun wherever you are, whenever you’re ready.   This coming Saturday morning, 5k parkrun events will return to…

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Read more › News - 21st July 2021

Are you ready to get your barcode scanned?

We know it’s been a while since you last dusted off your barcode and headed out to parkrun, but we can’t wait to see you back when our England 5k events restart on Saturday 24 July!   Don’t forget to log into your parkrun profile here and check your emergency contact details and personal details are up…

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Read more › News - 21st July 2021

Restarting parkrun – information for participants

As parkrun events continue to return across the UK, please bear in mind the following information.   All parkrun events are required to follow our COVID Framework, developed in collaboration with Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and this Framework will continue to be in place in all locations for…

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Read more › News - 19th July 2021

Help researchers understand how breast size impacts women’s health

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery unit at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, South Australia is conducting research into the impact of breast size on women’s exercise habits. Dr Claire Baxter, the Head Researcher, explains more about the study and invites women aged over 18 (with no history of breast cancer) to complete a short survey….

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Read more › News - 16th July 2021

UK update – 16 July

As we move through the reopening process for parkrun and junior parkrun, we’re publishing a UK-specific update every Friday to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on our progress.    ***   5k events   England   With one week to go until 5k events return in England, we’re working closely with…

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Read more › News - 14th July 2021

Kitted out for parkrun

On your starting blocks, get set, ready for the return of parkrun!   Our friends at CONTRA are at the start line to get you kitted out for parkrun’s epic return day by offering up to 40% discount across their entire sportswear range.   Whether you need a simple pair of shorts, a bright, new…

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Read more › News - 14th July 2021

Everything you need to know about parkrun

Been wondering what a parkrun looks like? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you sign up?   Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or a more seasoned parkrunner that just needs your memory refreshed, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about parkrun.  …

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Read more › News - 14th July 2021

So much easier

Bangor parkrunners Colette McIntyre and Gillian Shorter have been timekeeping and barcode scanning using the Virtual Volunteer app.    Here they tell us how it works, how easy it is, and why they never want to go back to using the previous equipment.     Colette’s story   I’ve previously done timekeeping with the old…

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Read more › News - 9th July 2021

UK update – 9 July

As we move through the reopening process for parkrun and junior parkrun, we’re publishing a UK-specific update every Friday to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on our progress.    ***   5k events   England   It’s now only two weeks to go until 5k events restart in England.   An…

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