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Read more › News - 2nd March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 2 March

Wherever you are in the world it’s likely you will have been impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic for about a year now. Whilst it’s clear that different communities have been impacted in different ways, it’s been a challenging year for all of us.   However, as advances are made with vaccinations, medical treatments, and…

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Read more › News - 23rd February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 February

Yesterday (Monday 22 February) the UK Government published a roadmap for exiting lockdown over the coming months, detailing how and when restrictions will be eased if everything goes to plan.   We welcome this announcement and support the Government’s cautious framework for a return to normality. The roadmap provides us with an opportunity for junior…

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Read more › News - 16th February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 16 February

The coming weeks and months are likely to prove critical as the world strives to overcome the continued challenges presented by COVID-19.   Unfortunately, whilst Australia and New Zealand have so far successfully prevented significant levels of infection, both countries are currently experiencing regional lockdowns in response to localised outbreaks. In South Africa, thankfully, cases…

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Read more › News - 9th February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 9 February

Although for many of us our last parkrun was almost a year ago, it’s been hugely uplifting to see so many people enjoying the parkrun experience in the 400+ locations where we have been able to return. Indeed, last weekend more than 56,000 people joined us at 421 events across five countries, including over 3,000…

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Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 2 February

As we start a new month, it does feel increasingly like we are heading in the right direction at last. The pace of progress varies across different countries, but as confirmed cases of Coronavirus fall it gives us hope that a return to parkrun might not be too far away. We continue to monitor the…

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Read more › News - 26th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 26 January

It’s been a relatively quiet week as, in the majority of locations in which we operate, various restrictions continue to be in force in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.   That said, it was wonderful to see more than 60,000 participants across 441 events last weekend, including more than 3,000 first timers.   News from…

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Read more › News - 19th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 19 January

On Saturday we welcomed parkrun events back across the Australian state of Victoria, in a wonderful celebration of all that we love about parkrun. In 2020 people there experienced a long and incredibly restrictive lockdown, which must have been doubly challenging as other Australian states reopened and returned to normal life.   Throughout those incredibly…

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Read more › News - 12th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 12 January

This Saturday, parkrun events in Victoria, Australia, will return, and next Saturday we are reopening another nine Russian events, of which four are completely new, taking us to 23 live events there.   Whilst these are relatively small steps, each step is a positive move forward. However, following on from last week’s update, we remain…

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Read more › News - 5th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 5 January

It’s almost ten months since we first closed all of our global events in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and since then there have been many ups and downs. Last week it was great to celebrate 53,000 people walking, jogging, running and volunteering with us, despite the fact that over 1,500 parkrun events remain closed…

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Read more › News - 15th December 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 15 December

Throughout the course of this year we’ve published regular updates, keeping the parkrun family as informed as possible, and sharing positive news wherever we can. Whilst some weeks it may have felt like progress has been slow, looking back on the last nine months it’s clear to see how far we have come.   On…

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