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Read more › News - 30th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 30 March

Whilst, this week, there are no significant changes that impact the 22 countries in which we operate, we are delighted to confirm that we expect 52 junior parkrun events to restart in England on Sunday 11 April.   As we continue to work through the reopening checklist with our junior teams, and receive the necessary…

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Read more › News - 23rd March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 March

Writing this on the one-year anniversary of the UK going into lockdown, it’s difficult to comprehend the challenges we’ve all faced over the last 12 months. And it’s quite remarkable to know that, wherever you are in the world as you read this message, you will undoubtedly have been impacted negatively in some way.  …

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Read more › News - 18th March 2021

Changes to milestone t-shirts

Ever since January 2007, when Darren Wood became the first individual to complete 100 parkruns, milestone t-shirts (actually it was a fleece to begin with) have been awarded to recognise individual participation at parkrun.   Celebrating persistence and consistency, milestone t-shirts have become immensely popular, and are an important motivating force, encouraging parkrunners to return…

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Read more › News - 18th March 2021

Is there somewhere I can leave my leg, please?

Major Kate Philp, a former Royal Artillery officer, lost her left leg below the knee on duty in 2008. Now a member of a parkrun core team, she talks us through her inspirational parkrun journey.   “Is there somewhere safe I can leave my leg, please?”   This probably isn’t the question that many Volunteer Coordinators are faced…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 16 March

This week marks exactly one year since we closed all parkrun events globally in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.     The announcement we made on 18 March 2020 was the start of what would become a weekly update: a commitment to provide regular news and insight, to offer transparency in our decision making…

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Read more › News - 11th March 2021

Breaking down barriers

This time last year, to mark International Women’s Day 2020, parkrun countries came together in a global celebration of female participation.   Here, we look back on that special day, the legacy it left behind, and parkrun’s ongoing commitment to breaking down barriers to participation for women and girls.   On the 8 March 2020,…

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Read more › News - 9th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 9 March

The situation with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains somewhat changeable in every country in which we operate. Last week all parkrun events in New Zealand were temporarily suspended in line with the short-term lockdown restrictions in place. At the time of writing, events outside Auckland will return this Saturday, with a decision on whether events…

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Read more › News - 4th March 2021

Confidence with parkrun

Lidia Setiawan is one of a growing number of people from the Deaf community who regularly take part in parkrun.   I am 47 and I began my parkrun journey in 2016. I was inspired to go along by my friends posting about their weekly parkrun activity on social media and my husband, Ian, encouraged…

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Read more › News - 2nd March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 2 March

Wherever you are in the world it’s likely you will have been impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic for about a year now. Whilst it’s clear that different communities have been impacted in different ways, it’s been a challenging year for all of us.   However, as advances are made with vaccinations, medical treatments, and…

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Read more › News - 25th February 2021

The parkrun Resolution journey

At the start of 2021 we launched The parkrun Resolution. An eight week New Year campaign to inspire, motivate and share some positivity. As the campaign draws to a close, we look back at the past eight weeks.   There has been expert blogs, a video series from expert running coach Martin Yelling, an abundance…