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Read more › News - 2nd February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 2 February

As we start a new month, it does feel increasingly like we are heading in the right direction at last. The pace of progress varies across different countries, but as confirmed cases of Coronavirus fall it gives us hope that a return to parkrun might not be too far away. We continue to monitor the…

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Read more › News - 26th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 26 January

It’s been a relatively quiet week as, in the majority of locations in which we operate, various restrictions continue to be in force in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.   That said, it was wonderful to see more than 60,000 participants across 441 events last weekend, including more than 3,000 first timers.   News from…

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Read more › News - 19th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 19 January

On Saturday we welcomed parkrun events back across the Australian state of Victoria, in a wonderful celebration of all that we love about parkrun. In 2020 people there experienced a long and incredibly restrictive lockdown, which must have been doubly challenging as other Australian states reopened and returned to normal life.   Throughout those incredibly…

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Read more › News - 12th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 12 January

This Saturday, parkrun events in Victoria, Australia, will return, and next Saturday we are reopening another nine Russian events, of which four are completely new, taking us to 23 live events there.   Whilst these are relatively small steps, each step is a positive move forward. However, following on from last week’s update, we remain…

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Read more › News - 5th January 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 5 January

It’s almost ten months since we first closed all of our global events in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and since then there have been many ups and downs. Last week it was great to celebrate 53,000 people walking, jogging, running and volunteering with us, despite the fact that over 1,500 parkrun events remain closed…

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Read more › News - 15th December 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 15 December

Throughout the course of this year we’ve published regular updates, keeping the parkrun family as informed as possible, and sharing positive news wherever we can. Whilst some weeks it may have felt like progress has been slow, looking back on the last nine months it’s clear to see how far we have come.   On…

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Read more › News - 9th December 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Reopening update

As 2020 winds down to the summer holidays we are reminded of the challenges the year has given us and how we have changed the way we do things.   I never imagined that my parkrun at the beautiful Kei Mouth route, on 14 March would be the last for the rest of the year….

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Read more › News - 8th December 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 8 December

It does feel, increasingly, like there is reason to be optimistic. After a long and difficult year there are signs that we could well return to something much more like normal life during the first half of 2021.   The news of vaccines being approved signals a clear shift in the position with regards to…

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Read more › News - 1st December 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 1 December

It was wonderful to see another record attendance last weekend, with 27,500 participants across 218 events, in 5 countries. And, of course, we would particularly like to welcome the 1,640 first timers who walked, jogged, ran or volunteered with us for the very first time.   Whilst it’s sometimes easy to get bogged down in…

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Read more › News - 24th November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 24 November

It’s been another week of significant progress for the parkrun family around the world.   Last Saturday saw more than 12,400 people walk, jog, run or volunteer at 117 events across five parkrun countries. There were also almost 600 first timers, and we’d particularly like to extend a warm welcome to those taking what might…

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