Read more › News - 20th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 20 October

With the reopening of 12 events in Tasmania last Saturday, we saw over 5,000 different people walk, jog, run, or volunteer across 45 parkrun events worldwide. Although this represents only 2% of events, 5,000 participants is a significant milestone that took us five-and-a-half years to achieve the first time around.   Sadly, due to increased…

OB 1st Birthday Lara with shoes (2)
Read more › News - 14th October 2020

Celebrating our parkrun birthday

When Outeniquasbosch parkrun’s first birthday was approaching, the Volunteer Core Team put their heads together to come up with ideas on how to celebrate it without being able to have a parkrun on the big day.   Fortunately, we live in the day and age of the internet and social media and what would have…

Read more › News - 13th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 13 October

As 2020 rumbles on, and with it the global efforts to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, it’s increasingly the case that people around the world are being impacted in vastly different ways. At parkrun we see evidence of this every single day, where some of our communities are largely back to a pre-virus normal, whilst others…

Read more › News - 7th October 2020

parkrun saved my life

After a quadruple heart bypass and a stent, Maartin Barac is very lucky (his doctors words) to be alive.   Maartin started his parkrun Voortrekker Monument in February 2016, accompanied by his sister. This was the start of his journey to improve both his and his family’s health.   Initially he was only able to…

Read more › News - 6th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 6 October

It was wonderful to see parkrun events take place in Australia, New Zealand, and the Falkland Islands last Saturday, as nearly 3,000 people walked, jogged, ran or volunteered across 29 locations. And in further positive news, this coming weekend, we will be delighted to welcome back all five events in Auckland, as restrictions are lifted. We’re…

Read more › News - 1st October 2020

The ‘barkrun’ raiders

The ‘parkrun Raiders’ are most probably the oldest group of parkrun tourists in South Africa. They formed a week after  Roodepoort parkrun was launched and “toured” between Roodepoort, Delta and Modderfontein Reserve parkrun events. The Raiders and their offspring, the ‘barkrun Raiders’ visit different events on a weekly basis, Carmen Walker Campbell and Charlotte Megannon share…

Read more › News - 30th September 2020

parktoberfest is here!

In a worldwide celebration of parkrun’s 16th anniversary, join us for a special month of community, the outdoors and physical activity at parktoberfest.   Have you been searching for an opportunity to have a bit of fun, walking, jogging or running in your local neighbourhood? Something that is free, easy to do and doesn’t require…

Read more › News - 30th September 2020

A look back at 16 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.    16 years later, more than 4.4 million different people around the world have completed a parkrun…

Read more › News - 29th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 29 September

We were delighted to welcome parkrun back across most parts of New Zealand at the weekend, which together with events in Australia’s Northern Territory and one in the Falkland Islands, saw more than 2,700 people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 27 locations. The first time round, it took us five-and-a-half years to go from…

Read more › News - 24th September 2020

The (not)parkrun tourists

On 15 June 2020 the concept of (not)parkrun was introduced globally. And soon questions were raised. What is (not)parkrun? A 5k run, jog or walk … that seems to be familiar Self-timed … THAT is not parkrun On a route of your own choosing … THAT is not parkrun At a time permitted by the governing regulations…

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