Return to Christmas Day parkrun
Dec28

Return to Christmas Day parkrun

Parkrun is run at parks and open spaces around the world every Saturday at 9am, local time. With two exceptions – Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Whether Christmas and new year fall on a Saturday or not, local parkruns have the option to hold a run (they also have a bit of flexibility with the timings, so can start as late as 10.30). Without actually counting them, I would say around 20% of parkruns hold an event on...

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New Year’s Day double parkrun challenge
Jan02

New Year’s Day double parkrun challenge

Parkrun takes place at 9am local time every Saturday at hundreds of parks and open spaces around the world. Always 9am on Saturday. Them’s the rules. But event organisers (who are always volunteers) have the flexibility to run an extra event on Christmas Day and/ or New Year’s Day. I’ve run Christmas Day parkrun at our home event for four consecutive years and it’s one of the highlights of the whole day for me....

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Christmas Day Parkrun
Dec28

Christmas Day Parkrun

How did you start your Christmas Day? A 4am wake-up call from the kids or crawling out of bed at 9am with a hangover? Did you have a fry-up for breakfast or salmon and bucks fizz? After our 6am wake-up call and present unwrapping, we did the Parkrun! As soon as we heard that there was a Parkrun on Christmas Day, and that my daughter’s best friend and her family were doing it, we knew we would be doing it too. We’ve really...

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