Read more › News - 29th June 2020

Spotlight on: Singapore

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 Singapore! Event Ambassador Dominic Watkins gives us the low-down…   When Carol Cunningham, founding Event Director of Albert Melbourne parkrun in Australia, was offered a job transfer…

Read more › News - 25th June 2020

Arty shoes and helping turtles – a round up

As New Zealand prepares to return to parkrun next Saturday, here in the States we wait for conditions to stabilize and for officials to give the OK to return (as per our covid statement)   Our parkrun communities are remaining active, particularly with the launch of (not)parkrun which has been complementing many of event’s own…

Read more › News - 23rd June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 23 June

Over the last few months we’ve attempted to keep things as simple as possible, to focus on the critical tasks required, and to provide clarity around our decisions.   This week we’d like to take the opportunity to revisit part of our strategy for reopening parkrun.   As countries relax their respective lockdown restrictions we…

Read more › News - 22nd June 2020

Four tips for beginning to walk, jog or run on your own

With parkrun paused around the world, many are now faced with the new prospect of walking, jogging or running on their own.   We’ve put together four simple tips to help you along the way.   1. Start small and be kind to yourself.   If you’ve never done the 5k distance on your own,…

Read more › News - 22nd June 2020

Spotlight on: Norway

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 Norway, and Country Manager Deri Thomas tells us all about the history of parkrun Norway.   parkrun Norway started in August 2017, exactly a year after parkrun…

Read more › News - 16th June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 16 June

When, in March this year, we closed all our events, the symbolism of that impacted everyone in one way or another. Whilst we knew it was coming, that first Saturday without a single parkrun event anywhere in the world was a moment that most of us could never have imagined would ever happen.   Within…

Read more › News - 15th June 2020

Spotlight on: Japan

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 Japan! Chiaki Okada tells us the story behind how parkrun launched in and grew in Japan.   Konnichi wa. My name is Chiaki Okada and I was born…

Read more › News - 10th June 2020

(not)parkrun is here!

We’re excited to announce the launch of (not)parkrun!   Over the past several weeks whilst parkrun has been suspended we’ve been finding different ways to keep the parkrun community engaged: from quizzes to the School of parkrun, Instagram and Facebook Live interviews and warm-ups on YouTube.   Many parkrun events have also been creative in…

Read more › News - 9th June 2020

Taking it beyond the park 

This week, we celebrate the anniversary of Deep Run parkrun, co-Event Director Nicole reflects on what parkrun is and a look at their first ‘parkrun takeover’.   In times like these, where we have not been able to meet for parkrun, it has given us time to think. Is parkrun more than a 5k? This would…

Read more › News - 9th June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 9 June

On Monday, the New Zealand Government announced that they were removing all social distancing requirements and that there would be no limits on public gatherings.   This is an incredibly positive step forward, and whilst New Zealand may seem a long way ahead of the challenges many of us continue to face, this news should…

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