parkrun now targets 24 July Re-Opening

parkrun targets Saturday 24 July

An announcement today from parkrun plus that from the government makes it highly likely that we will now finally see parkrun re-emerge, phoenix-like from the ashes in just over 5 weeks time.

Can’t wait…can you?


Following the announcement this evening from the Prime Minister, confirming a delay to Step 4 of the Roadmap until Monday 19 July 2021, it is now our intention that 5k events in England will restart on Saturday 24 July.


A huge amount of work has been done in recent weeks to ensure we have permission to return from the large majority of landowners. Whilst this delay is disappointing, we respect the fact that a significant number of these permissions were contingent on the country moving into Step 4, and we will therefore target a new reopening date of Saturday 24 July.

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5 thoughts on “parkrun now targets 24 July Re-Opening

  1. While in SA, 3 weeks ago, we did open our smaller parkruns, 10% of around +-300 parkruns. But since then restrictions have been escalated. Outdoor gathering limits have decreased from 500 to 100, which even puts these small parkruns at risk of closure.

    1. sorry to hear that.

      In the UK it looks highly likely that after our disasters of 2020, we shall see a near normal life permanently resume in July. We have very high levels of vaccine take up and are probably not far off herd immunity levels. so long as there are no weird new variants all should be good.

    2. SA does have some impressively large events for sure. Still waiting in Ireland for news of when parkrun might return. Suspect more than a few will be make the trip north of the border once parkrun in NI returns on June 26th (still the plan I believe).

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