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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…

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Read more › News - 1st April 2021

I will not lose

I started parkrunning after I was introduced to parkrun by my colleague Christiaan Prent. We both needed to work on our fitness level so he told me about Kimberley parkrun. This stimulated my interest and I accordingly joined this excellent fitness initiative.   I enjoyed parkrun because it provided me with a great opportunity not…

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Read more › News - 30th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 30 March

Whilst, this week, there are no significant changes that impact the 22 countries in which we operate, we are delighted to confirm that we expect 52 junior parkrun events to restart in England on Sunday 11 April.   As we continue to work through the reopening checklist with our junior teams, and receive the necessary…

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Read more › News - 23rd March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 March

Writing this on the one-year anniversary of the UK going into lockdown, it’s difficult to comprehend the challenges we’ve all faced over the last 12 months. And it’s quite remarkable to know that, wherever you are in the world as you read this message, you will undoubtedly have been impacted negatively in some way.  …

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Read more › News - 18th March 2021

Is there somewhere I can leave my leg, please?

Major Kate Philp, a former Royal Artillery officer, lost her left leg below the knee on duty in 2008. Now a member of a parkrun core team, she talks us through her inspirational parkrun journey.   “Is there somewhere safe I can leave my leg, please?”   This probably isn’t the question that many Volunteer Coordinators are faced…

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Read more › News - 17th March 2021

Changes to milestone t-shirts

Ever since January 2007, when Darren Wood became the first individual to complete 100 parkruns, milestone t-shirts (actually it was a fleece to begin with) have been awarded to recognise individual participation at parkrun.   Celebrating persistence and consistency, milestone t-shirts have become immensely popular, and are an important motivating force, encouraging parkrunners to return…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 16 March

This week marks exactly one year since we closed all parkrun events globally in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.     The announcement we made on 18 March 2020 was the start of what would become a weekly update: a commitment to provide regular news and insight, to offer transparency in our decision making…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 11th March 2021

Breaking down barriers

This time last year, to mark International Women’s Day 2020, parkrun countries came together in a global celebration of female participation.   Here, we look back on that special day, the legacy it left behind, and parkrun’s ongoing commitment to breaking down barriers to participation for women and girls.   On the 8 March 2020,…

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Read more › News - 9th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 9 March

The situation with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains somewhat changeable in every country in which we operate. Last week all parkrun events in New Zealand were temporarily suspended in line with the short-term lockdown restrictions in place. At the time of writing, events outside Auckland will return this Saturday, with a decision on whether events…

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