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Read more › News - 2nd February 2022

Why we love walkers

Did you know South Africa is the parkrun country with the most walkers? At parkrun no-one needs to worry about being the last in the finish funnel, about being too slow, or feeling isolated and alone. At every parkrun event, anywhere in the world, it is the volunteer Tail Walker who is always the last…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2022

parkweek in pictures: 29 January

29 January saw our last parkrunday of the month, with winter out in full force along the east coast. We had 23 events around the country for a total of 704 finishers,  small, but mighty. 120 parkrunners still showed up to their first parkrun at an event and we had 225 amazing volunteers. Let’s take…

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Read more › News - 27th January 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 22 January

It was 22 January last Saturday which means only one thing…Tutus! Around the country we saw 36 events with a total of 999 finishers. 328 spectacular parkrunners helped fill the volunteer roles and 153 people completed their first parkrun at an event. Now time for the photos, and wow, do we have some great ones…

Read more › News - 26th January 2022

10 tips for mindfulness at parkrun

At parkrun, you can simply start by showing up. Mindfulness Coach Davina Driver, from Dømmesmoen parkrun in Grimstad, Norway, takes us through some practical mindfulness strategies to help us appreciate everything that parkrun, and our surroundings, have to give.   I recently read a book that got me thinking about parkrun as a place where…

Read more › News - 25th January 2022

Stronger than ever

Johnathon experienced an unexpected and surprising health condition, and as part of his recovery and lifestyle changes attended parkrun for the first time and is now stronger than ever.   Living a healthy and active life, he and his doctors had a puzzle to solve. It turns out that Johnathon found himself diagnosed with a very serious…

Read more › News - 19th January 2022

Virtual volunteering

The Virtual Volunteer app has revolutionised timekeeping and barcode scanning at parkrun.    The first country to be entirely app only was Germany, five years ago. And now, post pandemic, the rest of the parkrun world has followed.   Here’s why we love the app.   In 2017, Germany became the first country to launch…

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Read more › News - 18th January 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 15 January

Another Saturday means another parkrunday. We saw 38 events for a total of 1,141 finishers on a brisk and slightly snowy morning. 346 top-notch parkrunners helped out by volunteering and we welcomed 163 first timers to a new event. Speaking of new events, we also welcomed Spindle Tree parkrun to our growing family. Let’s take a…

Read more › News - 12th January 2022

Why not?

Katie Bell always thought her mum and brother looked like they were having a great time at parkrun. So, when they encouraged her to go along for the very first time, she thought why not?   It’s now given her the confidence to try new things, and always sets her up for the weekend. Here’s…

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Read more › News - 11th January 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 8 January

Brr! It was a chilly one across the country last weekend, leading to a few cancellations due to weather and course conditions. 32 parkruns were able to host an event on Saturday for a total of 982 finishers. Volunteer roles were filled by 309 hardy parkrunners who didn’t mind a little bit of cold, and…

Read more › News - 6th January 2022

Who’s starting with you?

It’s a new year. Grab your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and start with parkrun.   Insight shows us that one of the most powerful tools for encouraging people along to a parkrun is word of mouth. So, this new year, why not help a friend get started on their parkrun journey.   Here are…

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