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Read more › News - 6th May 2021

New research shows exceptionally low risk of COVID transmission at outdoor sporting events

A groundbreaking independent report, commissioned by parkrun, has been published and for the first time, estimates the risk of transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at parkrun events.   Utilising data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) from March 2021, looking at the prevalence of the virus, alongside antibody levels within the population, the study…

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Read more › News - 4th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 4 May

A week has passed since we went out to landowners in England, requesting permission to restart 5k events on 5 June. We are conscious that our email arrived at what is a very busy time for many, with local elections taking place this week and the recent Bank Holiday weekend undoubtedly stretching resources at local…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 29th April 2021

parkrun profile: Lonehill

Lonehill parkrun in Johannesburg held its first event back in April 2014. Since then, over 25,000 different people have completed the course, setting more than 27,000 PBs in the process! The core team tell us more:   How did Lonehill parkrun come about? Lonehill parkrun was set up at the beginning of 2014 by a…

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Read more › News - 27th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 27 April

We have taken a big step forward today with our plans to reopen 5k events in England on Saturday 5 June, with an email sent this morning to all landowners, requesting permission to return.   Meanwhile, we continue to keep an eye on the situation in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, and although there does…

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Read more › News - 22nd April 2021

It’s for the local people

Takuto Muguruma is the Event Director of  Momoi harappa koen parkrun in Japan. After discovering parkrun while studying abroad, it was his dream to set up a parkrun when he moved back to Japan.   In 2014, I was studying sport development management for a Masters degree overseas and my tutor asked me, “Is there parkrun in Japan?” This was…

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Read more › News - 20th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 20 April

Last weekend we welcomed back a further 29 2k events in England, taking the total number of junior parkruns to 79 with over 8,000 people walking, running and volunteering with us once more.   With the addition of these events, we were delighted to see a post-COVID record attendance globally, with over 66,000 participants at…

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Read more › News - 13th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 13 April

It was fantastic to see 48 junior parkrun events return in England on Sunday, with over 4,000 children crossing the finish line, of which over 1,000 were attending for the very first time. We’re immensely proud of all those event teams who successfully delivered the first parkrun events in England for 13 months, and have…

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Read more › News - 6th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 6 April

The situation with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to be somewhat turbulent in nearly every parkrun territory.   Whilst some of the parkrun family are experiencing a challenging time at the moment with increasing lockdown restrictions, others are beginning to see the green shoots of recovery.   In South Africa, the Government recently amended the…