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Read more › News - 9th March 2022

Research findings on covid-19 impacts for parkrunners

In September 2021 we shared the findings of a parkrun Research Board study showing the wide ranging impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on parkrunners.   The paper has now been published in Health Promotion International, and can be found online here.   The research looked at changes in the health, wellbeing and physical activity…

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Read more › News - 17th January 2022

UK Coronavirus Statement

With the recent changes to restrictions in Wales, here is the latest information for parkrun communities across the country.   Wales   Following recent announcements by the First Minister, the gathering limit increased to 500 people from midnight on Friday 14 January 2022, with the expectation that limits are to be removed entirely from the…

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Read more › News - 22nd December 2021

UK Coronavirus statement

As we head towards Christmas and the New Year, with increasing uncertainty about impending restrictions and how they might impact parkrun and junior parkrun events, we’d like to take this opportunity to update our communities around the country.   The evidence remains clear that the infection risks presented by outdoor events like ours are exceptionally…

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Read more › News - 22nd June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 22 June

We took another big step forward last Saturday as 5k events returned in Denmark, the ninth country to see events restart post-COVID, plus we welcomed back junior parkrun events in Scotland.   In total nearly 60,000 people took part in 775 events around the world last weekend, including nearly 2,500 for the very first time….

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Read more › News - 15th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 15 June

With the restart of 72 events in Poland, last weekend saw the most parkrun events take place globally since the pandemic began last March. Nearly 66,000 individuals participated at one of 768 events across eight countries.   Every event that restarts represents a huge step forward and should give all of us great reassurance and…

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Read more › News - 8th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 8 June

Last weekend we saw 700 events take place across seven countries, with more than 62,000 participants enjoying the magic of free, community-led, outdoor, social physical activity opportunities.   It is so encouraging to see these events welcomed back by local communities, and to see our COVID-19 Framework in action and working well. This COVID-specific framework…

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Read more › News - 1st June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 1 June

It was fabulous to see 25 events return across South Africa last weekend, the seventh country to welcome back free, weekly, community events since lockdown began last March.   Unfortunately a temporary lockdown in Victoria, Australia meant that 97 events were cancelled there, but in total 663 events did take place around the world, with…

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Read more › News - 25th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 25 May

It was fantastic to welcome back ten events across the USA last Saturday, the sixth country to see events restart since the suspension of all parkruns worldwide last March.   In total, 725 events took place last weekend, with just under 70,000 participants walking, jogging, running and volunteering, including nearly 3,500 people attending a parkrun…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 18 May

For the first time in 14 months more than 700 parkrun events took place around the world last weekend, with over 66,000 participants walking, jogging, running and volunteering, including 3,500 people who took part for the very first time.   Every parkrun event that restarts represents another community reunited, and is a massive step forward…

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Read more › News - 11th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 11 May

It was fantastic to see more than 70,000 people participate at 672 parkrun events around the world last weekend. Amongst these we were delighted to see 146 junior parkrun events in action in England, and the first junior event to resume in Wales. Before the end of this month, another 40 junior 2k events are…

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