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Read more › News - 5th 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…

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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…

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Read more › News - 4th August 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…

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Read more › News - 29th July 2020

Some global stories you may not have seen

he world of parkrun is an active one, even in times of pause. This week we look at a selection of stories that you may not have seen, including ones that were written in their original language.  We will hear from Germany, Japan, Norway, and Russia.   ‘The parkrun song’   As we will learn in…

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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…

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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 › Uncategorized - 22nd July 2020

Bingo and Emojis

It’s been a busy few weeks with parkrun in the USA and across the globe.  New Zealand restarted, (not)parkrun is keeping people connected and active, and while no USA events are active yet, some are keeping themselves amused!   (not)parkrun    Getting out to record your own 5k anywhere and representing your home parkrun is…

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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 - 15th July 2020

The Woodlands Waterway

Every parkrun has a story, and this week hear from Helen from The Woodlands Waterway.   I grew up in South West London, just around the corner from Bushy Park where parkrun began. My dad used to run parkrun before it was even called parkrun – back in the days of the Bushy Park Time…