On 27 May, the Minister for Sport and Tourism wrote to MPs in England regarding the return of ParkRun events.
The Minister for Sport and Tourism’s letter clarified that clarified that ParkRun events are legally able to take place and urged MPs in England to work with local authorities in their constituencies to progress ParkRun applications at pace, in order to allow these events to return as soon as possible.
A Rushcliffe Parkrun spokesperson said: “In response to the parkrun movement’s request to return adult parkrun to Rushcliffe Country Park in early June, the Borough Council has been working hard behind the scenes to establish the safety and suitability of a return in advance of the national restrictions easing, scheduled for June 21.
“We have investigated alternative options and taken into consideration the compact nature of the site, the two lap course, the potential for crowding at the start with its close proximity of the children’s play area and the popularity of the event which can attract over 400 participants.
“Therefore to enable the safe return of the event, we have now confirmed it can resume securely on Saturday June 26 in line with government guidelines.
“The Council remain committed to supporting parkrun’s safe return and recognise the immense public health impact that the event has on participants and volunteers alike.
“We were delighted to work with organisers on the safe return of junior parkrun and look forward to welcoming back the adult event back from this new date.”