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Parkrun events to return in England at end of June after late approvals

  • Chief operating officer hails ‘incredible team effort’
  • Plan will hinge on government easing lockdown

Parkrun will finally resume on 26 June in England following a huge rush of late approvals over the past 24 hours. The news will delight the 300,000 regular participants in the free 5km-timed event, and marks a significant victory for organisers who had feared an impasse that would take months to settle.

The decision, which was first revealed by the Guardian, came after more than 500 of the 589 local councils and landowners across England gave permission for the restart.

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