parkrun: Current position with regard to COVID-19 and implications for parkrun events

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Depot Park parkrun Canceled

All parkrun events in the USA have been suspended with immediate effect due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. At this stage we have cancelled events up to the end of March. Follow for further updates.

Thank you for your understanding & we will keep you posted when we will be up and “running" again!



Road Closure Update

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! We just received this updated information on the road closure by the park:

***Update on SE 4th Street Construction***

Follow the PINK paths to our Overflow Parking lot accessible from 100 SE 10th Ave.

We have been granted limited access via the GREEN path only into our smaller parking lot at 874 SE 4th Street. But you must turn left NORTHBOUND when exiting this lot.

Southeast Fourth Street will be open NORTHBOUND ONLY from Williston Road to Depot Avenue.

All lane and road closures are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions, such as inclement weather.

Road closed map


Happy New Year and more…

Happy New Year from all of us at Depot Park parkrun!! Join us in our special New Year's Day parkrun at 10 am tomorrow. A great way to start your new year and perhaps a resolution to do a 5k every Saturday!!

Set goals, achieve results and repeat. :)

For the past 15 months we, as a community, have worked hard together to grow and share this wonderful weekly event with our friends, family, tourists, volunteers and all who come out on a Saturday morning to exercise. My wish for 2020 is that it continues to grow and makes its mark in Gainesville as a consistent venue for people of all ages and abilities to have the opportunity to do a free, timed 5k each weekend, make new friends and meet tourists from all over the world who frequently join us.

As Event Director and founder of your parkrun, I wanted to use this platform to let you know that the new year will be bringing many changes for me personally, one of them being an amazing opportunity to pursue a new career out west. With this comes the reality that I will be leaving Depot Park parkrun, but with every intention of starting another one, should I be lucky enough to find a location as perfect as the one we have here in Gainesville.

You are in good hands with Kristen Bryant, who has served as the CO-ED for months already. She is every bit as passionate about parkrun as I am. Please reach out to her and lend a helping hand whenever you can. Without our volunteers (you), we could not have parkrun, and I would never have had the pleasure of meeting you and all of the wonderful people who have made Saturday mornings extra special week after week because of parkrun.

I am full of parkrun pride as I wish you a very happy and healthy new year and lots of parkrunning/walking in 2020 and beyond.

Fondest Regards,
Shauna Dixon.


New Year’s Day parkrun & double! (10:00am)

Happy Holidays!!
The New Year will be kicking off to a great start with the first parkrun of 2020 at Depot Park at 10am on the 1st of January.
Bring your friends, family and BARCODE! All ages and abilities welcome.

If you would like a challenge to begin your 2020, join us in the parkrun Double event, starting with Clermont parkrun at 7:30am and then making our way back to Gainesville in time to participate in our Depot Park parkrun beginning at 10am.
If you would like to volunteer at the 10am parkrun or any future parkruns please email us at

As our parkrun is growing and becoming a staple in our community we ask that you please bring your Barcode each time you participate, insuring that we get your time and place recorded for you. Keep it in your car, purse, or wallet so it is always there when you need it. Barcodes should be laminated for protection or may be purchased in many different forms, ie. wristbands, key ring tags etc. on the website under the 'shop' tab or

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season and looking forward to seeing you at parkrun!!

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