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Read more › News - 24th July 2020

Seize the day

Judith Style first tried parkrun at 72 years old.   Here she tells us why parkrun quickly became an important part of her new found active lifestyle.   I am 74 years old and I love to walk everyday, on my own preferably, at a good pace, keeping myself active. I am a great believer in overall…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2020

School of parkrun Class of 2020

For the past 17 weeks, the School of parkrun has kept our young parkrunners entertained with daily tasks, covering English, Science, Geography, Maths and Art.   We have loved seeing all of our student’s work and want to say a huge congratulations to the School of parkrun class of 2020!   Each morning we’ve set…

Read more › News - 21st July 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 21 July

We’ve sought, throughout lockdown, to be consistent and transparent in our communications, and feel that having a scheduled update of our most recent position helps that. We also feel it’s important to maintain a routine, and to ensure that our community and external stakeholders can easily access our most up-to-date position.   Further, whilst the…

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Read more › News - 20th July 2020

Spotlight on: Germany

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 Germany, Country Manager Jakub Fedorowicz and Ambassador Michelle Purse tell us all about the history of parkrun Deutschland.   Germany was the nineteenth country to join the…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2020

Support dementia research in our online auction

The Alzheimer’s Research UK online auction is now live!   This is your chance to win fantastic prizes such as a Viking Cruises holiday, a selection of luxury wines, a VIP behind-the-scenes visit to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One factory and much more.   At the same time you will be supporting us, and the…

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Read more › News - 15th July 2020

New respect for 5k

Jack Swallow and his friends joked about challenging themselves to 50 days of 5k!   Lockdown provided the perfect opportunity to make it happen.   I have been parkrunning since 2011 having first heard about it from a friend who recommended it as a good way to start every Saturday!   When I went along that…

Read more › News - 15th July 2020

Plan your hours with positivity

LJ Flanders is a parkrunner, a former prisoner and the author of the best selling fitness book ‘Cell Workout’.   We spoke to LJ about his passion for using activity to empower himself and others, his tips for being active, his love of parkrun and his thoughts on parkrun events being established on the custodial…

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Read more › News - 14th July 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 14 July

We’ve now seen parkrun New Zealand take place for the second weekend in a row, and it’s been great to welcome parkrunners back across the country.   Pleasingly we’ve not seen attendance negatively affected, and across all metrics we measure (for example age, gender, pre-registration activity levels, finish times) things are largely back to where…

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Read more › News - 14th July 2020

A lifestyle change for the better

Suffering a heart attack made Charlie Taylor realise he needed to make some lifestyle changes.   parkrun has become part of that change for Charlie. Here’s his story.   In 2016 I retired from being a HGV driver after nearly 40 years of tramping the roads of the North East and Scotland. I used to run…

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Read more › News - 13th July 2020

Spotlight on: Finland

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 Finland, and Country Manager Deri Thomas tells us all about the history of parkrun Finland.     The fact that parkrun is in Finland is largely thanks…

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