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Read more › News - 7th August 2020

COVID-19 Framework

Earlier this week we announced we had completed our COVID-19 Framework, describing how events will operate in countries where an underlying level of community infection still remains.   We’d also like to stress that as part of our strategy to return we took the decision to separate defining the way events should be reopened, from…

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Read more › News - 5th August 2020

A Great Support System

My kids have been running cross country since they were in 2nd grade in 2013. I have run with them occasionally during their practices, but never consistently. In 2014 I decided I wanted to run a 5K and try to be an example for them. So, one hot, humid August morning I went out for…

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Read more › News - 5th August 2020

How insight guides the way

As the growth of parkrun continues apace (even during a worldwide pandemic) understanding the views and attitudes of 7 million registered parkrunners is not only critical to the organisation’s decision making, but also incredibly challenging. The evolution of parkrun, from a single event and a handful of participants, to thousands of locations across five continents…

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Read more › News - 4th August 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 4 August

Over the past week we’ve continued to make positive progress and are excited to share a significant step forward today.    We have now completed our operating framework describing how parkrun events around the world will operate in countries where there remains an underlying level of COVID-19. This has been achieved through closely working together…

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Read more › News - 4th August 2020

What does parkrun look like?

With parkrun New Zealand resuming events, many of us will now be thinking about returning to our favourite free, weekly, timed activity.   But what does a parkrun actually look like, and if you’re a first-timer, what can you expect to see at your very first parkrun?   We’ve put together this handy guide, explaining…

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Read more › News - 29th July 2020

Some global stories you may not have seen

he world of parkrun is an active one, even in times of pause. This week we look at a selection of stories that you may not have seen, including ones that were written in their original language.  We will hear from Germany, Japan, Norway, and Russia.   ‘The parkrun song’   As we will learn in…

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Read more › News - 28th July 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 28 July

As we progress our plans around a return to parkrun, we have been working with various organisations and stakeholders around the world. While the restart of parkrun events in New Zealand was relatively straightforward due to the virus being largely eradicated there, it is clear that this is not likely to be the case in the…

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Read more › News - 27th July 2020

Spotlight on: The Netherlands

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 most recent member of the parkrun family, the Netherlands!    Territory Manager for Europe, Deri Thomas, tells us the story behind the launch.   The launch of…

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Read more › News - 21st July 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 21 July

We’ve sought, throughout lockdown, to be consistent and transparent in our communications, and feel that having a scheduled update of our most recent position helps that. We also feel it’s important to maintain a routine, and to ensure that our community and external stakeholders can easily access our most up-to-date position.   Further, whilst the…

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Read more › News - 20th July 2020

Spotlight on: Germany

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 Germany, Country Manager Jakub Fedorowicz and Ambassador Michelle Purse tell us all about the history of parkrun Deutschland.   Germany was the nineteenth country to join the…

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