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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 - 1st April 2020

My Impossible Journey

I ran my first 21K at the Edenvale Marathon on 8 March 2020. Hey, I said the phrase “I ran a 21K”. Wow, that’s doesn’t roll off my tongue at all. For me the achievement is more than remarkable, it was what I refer to as My Impossible Journey, from not being able to run…

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Read more › News - 30th March 2020

The School of parkrun

parkrun may be out for the time being, but the School of parkrun is here!   We’re super happy to say that from Monday 30 March, we will be setting daily parkrun-themed tasks for children of all ages and the whole family to try together.   We’ll be covering five subjects: English Science Geography Maths…

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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 International Women’s Day parkrun celebration!

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 - 5th March 2020

Changing my life forever

What is it like to be in the parkrun family? This is Fadeela and this is her story.   I completed my 2nd Loskop Wild Challenge. It’s an understatement to say that I really struggled.   I suffered with slight cramping just after the climb to Thaba Diafela but it significantly worsened at the 16.5km…

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Read more › News - 5th March 2020

Taking back the park

Alicia Fortuin of the African Centre for Cities has conducted a study which has highlighted the important role parkrun can play in reclaiming public spaces for women.   Alicia’s study looked at the way that women in Mitchells Plain interacted with and viewed public open spaces with a view to informing policies and to create…

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Read more › News - 27th February 2020

Run for South Africa at the Vitality Running World Cup!

Our partners, Vitality have created an exciting world running challenge. Starting on 5th March, runners from around the world can track their runs with a smartphone or fitness device.   The minimum run and qualifying standard is 3 kilometres run in under 30 minutes. Teams from around the world are competing and we would love…

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Read more › News - 27th February 2020

Make yourself happy

Madz Loots from Northern Cape, Kimberley, is a parkrun Regional Ambassador, helping new events join the parkrun family.   Here she tells us the positive impact parkrun has had on her life.   My life and health has changed for the better because of parkrun and its community. How can I not be passionate about…

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