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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…

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Read more › News - 1st September 2020

5 healthy lunchbox ideas for kids

With children returning to school, you might find it a little challenging adjusting back to normal – or at least the ‘new normal’.   Daily activities that used to be routine will feel new all over again: whether it’s the twice-a-day school run or having to convince little ones to put their school uniforms on….

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Read more › News - 1st September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 1 September

Those of you who have followed these weekly updates since early April will know that, whilst we wouldn’t rule anything out, our initial preference has been that we would only start entire parkrun countries at a time. This was based on a number of factors, but largely that the complexity of supporting numerous varied regulations,…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2020

Fitter than ever

Patula Naylor started parkrunning aged 60 and after a recent health scare has relished being able to get out and run again.   I first came across parkrun because l saw the event taking place in the park opposite our house. I don’t know why l decided to go along for the first time, but…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2020

Oh joy!

Tom Johnston started parkrunning at 68 years old and is feeling fitter than ever.   Since I retired in December 2009, I have been part of a cycle group formed by the West Lothian 50+ network. I am the youngest of the group at 70 years old.   A couple of years ago a lady…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2020

John goes the distance for dementia research

We are always amazed by the lengths our supporters go to in taking on challenges to support life-changing dementia research. And for some people, one challenge is not enough – they keep coming back for more year after year.   One of those supporters is Tees Barrage parkrunner John Hirst. He has raised around £5,500…

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Read more › News - 25th August 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 25 August

From the beginning of this challenge we have believed in taking a pragmatic and considered approach, that protects the spirit of parkrun, and prioritises the safety of everyone who comes into contact with our events. At the same time, we have developed our understanding of the risks of returning such that we can appropriately balance…

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Read more › News - 24th August 2020

Walk with us this World Alzheimer’s Month

Are you ready to step up for a new challenge for World Alzheimer’s Month in September? Help us makes strides towards a life-changing treatment for dementia by taking on the ARUK Explorer virtual hiking challenge.   Whether you walk in trainers, walking boots, with walking poles, or with your four-legged friend, by taking on the…

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