The launch of (not)parkrun

Piet Retief Parkrun

Parkrun events around the world have been suspended, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and runners/walkers are eager to be able to run/walk the 5-kilometre routes once again.

Parkrun organizers have been finding different ways to keep the parkrun community engaged, such as quizzes and “School of parkrun” video’s on Youtube, live interviews with sporting legends like Jesse Dufton (the first blind person to lead climb the Old Man of Hoy in Scotland) and even instructional warm-up video’s.

The organizers decided to do something more so, launching sometime this week, (not)parkrun is an opportunity for parkrunners to submit a 5 kilometre walk, jog, or run, on a route of their choosing, wherever you are in the world and following appropriate guidelines for physical activity wherever you’re based.

You can record up to one activity per day, with your fastest time each week included in a weekly results table. (Not)parkrun is entirely separate to, and different from, parkrun. Participating in (not)parkrun does not count towards parkrun milestones and there are no volunteering opportunities at (not) parkrun – this is simply a walk, jog or run initiative.

There’s no need to re-register to take part in (not)parkrun, your existing parkrun profile will allow you to log and view your (not) parkruns. For more information, please visit the blog.