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Read more › News - 29th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update, South Africa, 29 June

In line with the recent announcement from the South African government confirming the increase in restrictions in response to Coronavirus, we have taken the decision to close the events which have been open across South Africa with immediate effect.   This means that all events across South Africa are now closed for the foreseeable future….

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Read more › Uncategorized - 24th June 2021

Feedback from the field

Hoopstad parkrun have been happily welcoming parkrunners back since the end of May – even if it has been a bit chilly!       I had so much fun doing my (not)parkrun at a trail run in Kartberg today!   Thandi Koti

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Read more › News - 22nd June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 22 June

We took another big step forward last Saturday as 5k events returned in Denmark, the ninth country to see events restart post-COVID, plus we welcomed back junior parkrun events in Scotland.   In total nearly 60,000 people took part in 775 events around the world last weekend, including nearly 2,500 for the very first time….

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Read more › News - 15th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 15 June

With the restart of 72 events in Poland, last weekend saw the most parkrun events take place globally since the pandemic began last March. Nearly 66,000 individuals participated at one of 768 events across eight countries.   Every event that restarts represents a huge step forward and should give all of us great reassurance and…

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Read more › News - 8th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 8 June

Last weekend we saw 700 events take place across seven countries, with more than 62,000 participants enjoying the magic of free, community-led, outdoor, social physical activity opportunities.   It is so encouraging to see these events welcomed back by local communities, and to see our COVID-19 Framework in action and working well. This COVID-specific framework…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 3rd June 2021

Feedback from the field

As parkruns slowly return across the country, Mountain Drive was among them, and they received lots of positive feedback from their parkrunners and volunteers:   “It worked like a well-oiled machine! It was amazing how quickly we fell back into our routine.”     “The (virtual volunteer) app is super easy to use and the best comments back…

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Read more › News - 1st June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 1 June

It was fabulous to see 25 events return across South Africa last weekend, the seventh country to welcome back free, weekly, community events since lockdown began last March.   Unfortunately a temporary lockdown in Victoria, Australia meant that 97 events were cancelled there, but in total 663 events did take place around the world, with…