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Read more › News - 7th August 2020

COVID-19 Framework

Earlier this week we announced we had completed our COVID-19 Framework, describing how events will operate in countries where an underlying level of community infection still remains.   We’d also like to stress that as part of our strategy to return we took the decision to separate defining the way events should be reopened, from…

Read more › News - 4th August 2020

How insight guides the way

As the growth of parkrun continues apace (even during a worldwide pandemic) understanding the views and attitudes of 7 million registered parkrunners is not only critical to the organisation’s decision making, but also incredibly challenging. The evolution of parkrun, from a single event and a handful of participants, to thousands of locations across five continents…

Read more › News - 4th August 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 4 August

Over the past week we’ve continued to make positive progress and are excited to share a significant step forward today.    We have now completed our operating framework describing how parkrun events around the world will operate in countries where there remains an underlying level of COVID-19. This has been achieved through closely working together… (1)
Read more › News - 4th August 2020

How is dementia diagnosed?

In the time it takes you to read this article, someone in the UK will develop dementia.   There are estimated to be 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, and someone develops the condition every three minutes. However, only around 500,000 will have a formal diagnosis.   This is because diagnosing dementia can be…

Read more › News - 31st July 2020

What does parkrun look like?

With parkrun New Zealand resuming events, many of us will now be thinking about returning to our favourite free, weekly, timed activity.   But what does a parkrun actually look like, and if you’re a first-timer, what can you expect to see at your very first parkrun?   We’ve put together this handy guide, explaining…

Read more › News - 28th July 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 28 July

As we progress our plans around a return to parkrun, we have been working with various organisations and stakeholders around the world. While the restart of parkrun events in New Zealand was relatively straightforward due to the virus being largely eradicated there, it is clear that this is not likely to be the case in the…

Read more › News - 27th July 2020

I promise you won’t regret it

Tazneem was looking for a way to get fitter and healthier after having her three children. Worried about what people might think of a woman turning up to parkrun in hijab, she soon discovered an inclusive family and never looked back.   Here’s her journey from digging out a pair of trainers from the boot…

Read more › News - 27th July 2020

Spotlight on: The Netherlands

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s the most recent member of the parkrun family, the Netherlands!    Territory Manager for Europe, Deri Thomas, tells us the story behind the launch.   The launch of…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2020

Keep moving forward

Ramona Joy Mulligan has just completed her 100th 5k in 100 days. Here she tells us why she took on this challenge and what it means to her.   I have been parkrunning ever since I joined the inaugural Cuerden Valley parkrun event in August 2013. I have completed 214 parkruns, with 183 of those…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2020

Rediscovered mojo

Moors Valley parkrunner Sandra Jones tells us how she has rediscovered her exercising mojo during lockdown.   Initially during lockdown I was working from home. I was then furloughed. This meant I was no longer stuck in traffic on the daily commute. Having more time to get out an exercise, and at different times of…

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