This is when Parkrun is starting again in Harrogate in 2021

Hundreds of Harrogate runners will be celebrating today after news of the return of Parkrun on a Saturday morning - not to forget Knaresborough and Ripon..
It's back - Parkrun is set to return to Harrogate's Stray after a gap of more than a year.It's back - Parkrun is set to return to Harrogate's Stray after a gap of more than a year.
It's back - Parkrun is set to return to Harrogate's Stray after a gap of more than a year.

Held weekly in towns and cities across the UK and abroad, parkruns offer a 5km run, walk or jog to people of all abilities - even someone pushing a baby buggy. And it's free to enter.

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But there have been none since the first lockdown introduced last March stopped Parkruns everywhere in their tracks.

The good news now is, they're coming back.

This will affect the following locally:

Harrogate Parkrun at the Stray

Knaresborough Parkrun at Conyngham Hall

Ripon Parkrun at Fountain's Abbey

Following the publication of the Government’s roadmap for exiting lockdown, Parkrun organisers have shared their plans to restart both junior and 5k parkrun events across England.

Parkrun says: "In line with the latest guidance on the lifting of restrictions across England, and operating within our already approved COVID-19 framework, we currently expect that: junior parkrun events across England will be able to return from Sunday 11 April 2021 and all 5k parkrun events across England will return on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Harrogate parkrun was first held on January 21, 2012.

Since then a total of 15,589 participants have completed 125,152 parkruns covering a total distance of 625,760 km, including 20,612 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,338 individuals have volunteered 9,146 times.

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