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Read more › News - 14th April 2020

The perfect balance

Laura Leung loves how parkrun is not just about running.   Here, Laura explains how parkrun is the perfect balance of staying active and socialising.    I went along to the first ever Northala Fields parkrun with my husband. He was there to support members of his run club who were setting up this new…

Read more › News - 14th April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 14 April

In last week’s update we explained that parkrun staff would be directly contacting all parkrun event teams and volunteer ambassadors. I’m pleased to let you know that that process has begun, although with around 2,500 conversations to schedule it will likely take several weeks to complete.   Whilst no country in the world has yet…

Read more › News - 14th April 2020

Spotlight on: South Africa

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 South Africa, and Country Manager Bruce Fordyce tells us all about the history of parkrun South Africa.   In April 2011 I was in London to run…

Read more › News - 7th April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 7 April

It’s been four weeks since we first closed parkrun events due to COVID-19, and we’d like to take this opportunity to explain a little about our organisational structure and how we will be approaching the challenge of supporting our communities whilst their events are suspended.   parkrun Global is a UK-based charity with ultimate responsibility…

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Read more › News - 7th April 2020

Win a mattress from Millbrook Beds!

As part of our sleep partnership Millbrook Beds invites parkrunners to get out of bed this Saturday morning, 11 April and workout at home in their PJs, for our Home Run in PJs event and a chance to win one of our amazing mattresses.   There are two limited-edition parkrun Perfect 2000 mattresses to be won…

Read more › News - 7th April 2020

Running alone but supporting dementia research together

As well as the suspension of all parkruns at the moment, the COVID-19 situation has seen all organised races cancelled or postponed.   It has been hard for our supporters who have put so much effort into their training to have to miss out or change their plans and face a long wait to line…

Read more › News - 7th April 2020

Spotlight on: The Republic of Ireland

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 Republic of Ireland (ROI), and Country Manager Matt Shields tells us all about the history of parkrun Ireland.   parkrun first came to the island of…

Carrie Almeida
Read more › News - 6th April 2020

Pyjama parkrun – Competition T & Cs

The promoter is: Millbrook UK Ltd  (company no. 1728009) whose registered office is Calmore Industrial Park, Totton, Hampshire, UK SO40 3XJ The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, with UK addresses, aged 18 years or over except employees of Millbrook Beds and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the…

Read more › junior parkrun, News, Press - 3rd April 2020

Celebrating 10 years of junior parkrun

It is often said that children are great imitators, so it’s important to give them something great to imitate.    But what happens when the activity being imitated is not an enjoyable one, leaving a profound and long-lasting negative association?   One doesn’t need to look any further than the parkrun blog to read scores…

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Read more › News - 31st March 2020

A sense of belonging

Isabelle recently had complex brain surgery. Here she tells us about her elation at completing her first parkrun on her road to recovery.   I was first introduced to parkrun when I moved to London in 2016. My sister invited me to join her in Burgess Park and I was immediately a convert. I can’t…

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