The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

By Kirsty, Head of Communications
— Friday 9 September 2022

It was with great sadness that we heard, yesterday evening, that Her Majesty The Queen had passed away. Around the world there are parkrun communities that will be in mourning, and many will be looking to pay their respects.

As local communities, where people come together to be active, outdoors, and social, we believe that parkrun events can play an important role in helping us get through challenging times, and as such we look to keep them open wherever possible.

As things stand, therefore, we will not be asking any 5k or junior parkrun events to cancel this weekend. However, each individual parkrun event should feel comfortable paying their respects in the way they see fit.

In some cases landowners may request that we cancel, or volunteer teams may feel the most appropriate course of action is to not deliver their event; positions we entirely support. Other event teams may choose to hold a period of silence.

Please check individual event pages, and the cancellation page, in the usual way, to confirm the status of your local parkrun event. Further updates on parkrun, as plans develop during the period of mourning, will be provided in due course.

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad and difficult time.


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