The most recent update from parkrun HQ tells us that following the issue on 22nd February of the Route map out of Covid in England that it is now planning to restart parkrun in England only. The dates pencilled in for the restart are 11th April for junior parkruns and 5th June for 5k parkruns. Unfortunately the rules applicable to Scotland at the moment do not allow the return of parkrun here. Please be patient and rest assured that we will restart as soon as we can. In the meantime why not give (not)parkrun a whirl - you can find it at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/notparkrun/
Pollok parkrun, Glasgow is cancelled on 2021-04-17 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Last Saturday we were delighted to see parkrun events in Japan and Western Australia restart. Alongside parkruns currently operating in New Zealand, other Australian states and Territories, and the Falkland Islands, we saw 89 events welcome more than 8,500 walkers, joggers and runners, with over 900 volunteers, almost one hundred of whom were volunteering with us for the very first time.
It is absolutely heartwarming to see some of our parkrun communities coming back together again. Bit by bit, we are getting there.
This weekend parkruns in Guernsey, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and in the Isle of Man will also reopen, taking us to more than 100 events happening across the globe. And we are pleased to announce the expected return of parkrun events in Namibia, on 14 November.
We continue in conversations with our stakeholders, global staff team, local teams and volunteers to progress, where we can, any further opportunities to bring parkruns back in our other territories.
In the northern hemisphere, as winter encroaches, many of our regions are experiencing a rise in new infections and, in turn, an increase in restrictions. Our commitment to monitoring the situation remains, as does our work with relevant government and public health bodies to make the right decision at the right time; to bring parkrun back to those communities where it is safe and sensible to do so, and where current guidelines allow.
This week will mark the end of #parktoberfest, and it’s been wonderful to see so many parkrunners coming together to be active, social and outdoors, logging significant numbers of (not)parkruns. More than 6,000 people who have yet to complete an actual parkrun have now logged a (not)parkrun. I’d like to personally welcome them to the parkrun family.
With the passing of each day we see change across all 22 countries in which we operate. Our mission to make the world a healthier and happier place holds as firm as ever, and our belief that parkrun has a significant role to play in mental and physical wellbeing continues to drive us every day.
Thanks, as always,
You might recall the proposal published on 8September advising that parkrun would restart in England towards the end of October. That timing is now no longer considered appropriate. The situation in Scotland in relation to parkrun remains unchanged in that the current rules do not permit parkrun to restart.
Stay with us though we will get there in the end !
You might have seen on TV or heard on the radio that parkrun HQ have announced that they propose to restart parkrun in England towards the end of October 2020. However it should be noted that this applies only to England at this time.
Quote from Tom Williams Chief Operating Officer at parkrun Global
'Unfortunately, as things stand, and due to current restrictions across Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, we are not able to commit to the same timeline across the other Home Nations. However, we are aware of the implications of only opening in England and are continuing our work to overcome the challenges that this presents. We are also as committed as ever to opening our events outside of England as soon as possible.'
Thanks for your patience - we will get there !