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Read more › News - 14th April 2020

Spotlight on: South Africa

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 South Africa, and Country Manager Bruce Fordyce tells us all about the history of parkrun South Africa.   In April 2011 I was in London to run…

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Read more › News - 9th April 2020

The new parkruns that wait

Coronavirus has put parkruns globally on hold which means we are all missing out on our regular weekly dose of 5km fun and coffee.   The pause on existing events hasn’t stopped us from working with teams working on new parkrun developments, however!   When we work with new teams, we explain that we need…

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Read more › News - 7th April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 7 April

It’s been four weeks since we first closed parkrun events due to COVID-19, and we’d like to take this opportunity to explain a little about our organisational structure and how we will be approaching the challenge of supporting our communities whilst their events are suspended.   parkrun Global is a UK-based charity with ultimate responsibility…

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Read more › News - 6th April 2020

Spotlight on: The Republic of Ireland

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 the Republic of Ireland (ROI), and Country Manager Matt Shields tells us all about the history of parkrun Ireland.   parkrun first came to the island of…

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Read more › News - 1st April 2020

Six ways to recreate parkrun at home

After 15 years of parkrun taking place every single week, like us, you’re probably missing your Saturday morning routine   We’ve come up with six ways you can recreate the parkrun experience whilst staying safe in the comforts of your own home…     1. Put on your kit and represent   We’re all spending the vast majority of…

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Read more › News - 26th March 2020

Share your stories with us

Now, more than ever, we want to keep the parkrun world inspired and engaged. And what better way to do that, than with stories from you – our parkrun family.   Here’s how to get in touch with us.   We’d love to see anything you’d like to send through, but especially –   Films…

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Read more › News - 18th March 2020

We will get through this, together

Dear parkrunners,   I’m writing to you to let you know that as a fellow parkrunner I am here for you during this time and wish to reassure you that the parkrun family, that I started in 2004, is as strong as it has ever been. We will get through this together, and I know…

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Read more › News - 12th March 2020

A huge celebration at International Women’s Day parkrun!

In a celebration of female participation to mark International Women’s Day, #IWDparkrun welcomed an astonishing 15,000 additional women and girls at parkruns all around the world.   On Saturday 7 March 2020, we were delighted to see almost 151,000 women and girls walking, jogging or running at parkrun globally.   Our social feeds lit up…

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Read more › News - 4th March 2020

Extreme volunteering

Have you ever heard of “Extreme Volunteering”? Neither had we until Annie Bellemare and Laura Cornelissen came onto our radar!   Both of these awesome women have taken their parkrun volunteering roles way beyond Saturday morning. You won’t believe where they have volunteered…!   First up is Annie Bellemare, Quebec Ambassador and French Translation Ambassador…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2020

I’m not defined by my cancer

Amy Van Wyk was born with a congenital heart condition, requiring surgery in her childhood and twenties. In September 2018 she was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer, aged 36.   Here she tells us how she’s adapted to living with a heart condition and cancer, and how keeping active with weekly parkruns has been a great coping…

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