Following the decision to cancel parkruns across the world last week, UK parkruns have been cancelled until further notice
5K weekly parkrun events have been cancelled worldwide for public safety as cases of coronavirus mount, but until today UK organisers were yet to make a statement.
On Thursday 18 March, UK parkrun followed suit and cancelled all future events until the end of March, but expecting the situation to last well into April.
In an email to all regular runners Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams expressed concern for participants who rely on parkrun as a weekly social event. “Please rest assured that we are working hard to develop our strategy so that we are able to support the health and happiness of parkrunners around the world during this difficult time,” he stated.
Although he encouraged runners to find other ways of exercising, he implored them not to arrange their own group gatherings in place of parkrun as per government advice. There are 139,823 parkrunners and 15,097 volunteers involved in UK parkrun as of March 2020.
Keep up to date with all the latest information on the parkrun website.