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Read more › News - 25th August 2021

12 reasons to celebrate

parkrun has now returned across the whole of the UK, so here are 12 reasons to celebrate!   Everyone’s favourite weekend community activity is now fully operational across the whole of the UK.   1. 11-14 year olds back at all junior parkruns – wherever you are   The return of 31 5k events in Wales over…

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Read more › News - 3rd August 2021

Still buzzing

Richard Pidgley experienced his first parkrun on Saturday 24 July, when events returned in England. He loved it so much that when he finished he wanted to go round again!   I’d never done a parkrun before. Throughout the pandemic restrictions I had heard many people lamenting that parkrun was not permitted and I often thought…

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Read more › News - 28th July 2021

10 things we loved about the return of parkrun in England

Not even the unsettled weather could dampen the mood as more than 500 5k parkrun events returned across England on Saturday.   We take a look at 10 things we loved from the weekend.   Almost 100,000 walkers, joggers and runners took part in a 5k parkrun across the UK on Saturday, supported by more…

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Read more › News - 14th July 2021

Everything you need to know about parkrun

Been wondering what a parkrun looks like? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you sign up?   Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or a more seasoned parkrunner that just needs your memory refreshed, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about parkrun.  …

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Read more › News - 11th January 2021

Changing and saving lives

Angela Fukutome is Event Director at Sanukikodomonokuni parkrun in Japan. She was never a ‘runner’, describing herself as someone who always had a ‘tummy ache’ on cross country day.   On a visit home to the UK she plucked up the courage to go to Wilmslow parkrun, and that day changed everything. Here’s her story.  …