Read more › News - 17th June 2021

It’s inspiring, it’s motivating and it’s a gift.

Marlena has battled with her weight her entire life. Having never identified as a runner, it took her six years between signing up and finding the courage to go to her first parkrun. Now she has a message for all the other women out there thinking about their first parkrun.   I have always felt…

Read more › News - 15th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 15 June

With the restart of 72 events in Poland, last weekend saw the most parkrun events take place globally since the pandemic began last March. Nearly 66,000 individuals participated at one of 768 events across eight countries.   Every event that restarts represents a huge step forward and should give all of us great reassurance and…

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Read more › News - 9th June 2021

Happy Anniversary parkrun USA

Since restarting after our COVID pause, we have had three weeks of parkruns.  In the first week we welcomed back ten events, followed by another seven the week after. This last Saturday was a notable because not only did we welcome have 21 events in total, but it was our ninth anniversary in the USA. Future…

Read more › News - 8th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 8 June

Last weekend we saw 700 events take place across seven countries, with more than 62,000 participants enjoying the magic of free, community-led, outdoor, social physical activity opportunities.   It is so encouraging to see these events welcomed back by local communities, and to see our COVID-19 Framework in action and working well. This COVID-specific framework…

Read more › News - 3rd June 2021

For Canyon Rim Trail, the wait is over!

We’re two weeks into our post-COVID return and we’ve welcomed 17 parkruns back so far.  Social media feeds are filling with lots of runners and walkers parkrunning again and we are thrilled to see so much positivity. Of the events that were held last Saturday, one was a bit different.  That event was Canyon Rim Trail parkrun in Twin…

Read more › News - 1st June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 1 June

It was fabulous to see 25 events return across South Africa last weekend, the seventh country to welcome back free, weekly, community events since lockdown began last March.   Unfortunately a temporary lockdown in Victoria, Australia meant that 97 events were cancelled there, but in total 663 events did take place around the world, with…

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Read more › News - 27th May 2021

Like riding a bike

Depot Park parkrun was one of the events that restarted this weekend  for the first time since COVID-19 hit us last year. Event Director Kristen Bryant describes how she was both nervous and excited in the lead-up, and talks us through how the morning went.   “It was absolutely amazing” Kristen described it but also understandably admitted she…

Read more › News, Uncategorized - 20th May 2021

Partial return this Saturday

This Saturday marks the first events in 14 months to return in the USA! Since March last year many of us will be able to visit our local event and meet in person at a parkrun. Almost all of us have been waiting eagerly for this and we’re thrilled that such an important part of…

Read more › News - 18th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 18 May

For the first time in 14 months more than 700 parkrun events took place around the world last weekend, with over 66,000 participants walking, jogging, running and volunteering, including 3,500 people who took part for the very first time.   Every parkrun event that restarts represents another community reunited, and is a massive step forward…

Read more › News - 13th May 2021

Feeling happier in myself

Louise Evans never thought she could be a runner, but she decided to try it last year to keep fit and help improve her mental health. She is now fitter, stronger, happier and looking forward to parkrunning for real as soon as possible.   Last June, I was starting to struggle with extra hours at…

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