Read more › News - 6th May 2020

Mom and Daughter parkrunners

Brooke and Joyce are Mom and Daughter parkrunners. They tell us how their parkrun journey took them from Michigan to North Carolina, via Italy.   They also tell us how excited they are to be part of the new Creekside parkrun once parkrun resumes!   I first learned about parkrun early in 2019 while planning…

Read more › News - 6th May 2020

Spotlight on: New Zealand

Looking at the world map on the parkrun website with more than 2000 green pins it, each representing an event, is surprisingly like watching TV on New Year’s Eve to see where the major fireworks displays will be taking place. And just like seeing in a new year, it’s New Zealand that has the privilege…

Read more › News - 5th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 5 May

Thanks again to all the event teams and ambassadors who have generously given us their time over the last few weeks, and shared the challenges they are facing at local level around the world.   We have now spoken directly to over 700 of those volunteers and continue to gain valuable insight.   Based on…

Read more › News - 1st May 2020

parkrun communities staying active​ and staying connected

In this time of ‘parkrun pause’, we have seen some very creative example of parkruns connecting with their community.     You may have seen #notaparkrun trending as events have been staging unconventional timed runs on Saturday mornings!     Events have been active and here is a round-up of some of the things American events have been up…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2020

Spotlight on: Canada

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 Canada, and Euan Bowman, North America Manager, tells us how parkrun has been embraced across the country.   parkrun in Canada launched in August 2016, but the journey started…

Read more › News - 28th April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 28 April

Following on from last week’s update I’m pleased to let you know that our staff have already conducted one-to-one conversations with over 500 event teams and ambassadors around the world.   It’s been an incredibly moving experience for all of us, but also really uplifting. Thank you to everyone who’s given us some of their…

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Read more › News - 22nd April 2020

A tale of four parkruns

What do Lancaster and Morecambe, UK and San Francisco and Palo Alto, California have in common?   Well, they’re all places I’ve run a parkrun – the former two are the closest parkruns to where I grew up, and the latter two are the closest to where I live now.   Just for fun, let’s…

Read more › News - 21st April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 21 April

As suggested in last week’s update, we are now confirming that all parkrun events across the world will be suspended throughout the month of May.   We continue to monitor the situation in all the countries in which we operate, with a particular focus on social distancing requirements. Whilst some countries are beginning to slowly…

Read more › News - 21st April 2020

Spotlight on: Sweden

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 Sweden, and Country Manager Deri Thomas tells us all about the history of parkrun Sweden.   parkrun in Sweden began in August 2016 with the first event,…

Read more › News - 21st April 2020

Walking the talk: The history of Tail Walkers

In June 2017, parkrun changed the name of the volunteer Tail Runner to Tail Walker.   Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington talks us through the decision making process and parkrun’s commitment to inclusivity.   Coming last. Feeling excluded. Being ridiculed. These are very real fears for many people taking part in a sporting event,…

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