Parkrun fans in Kirkwall and Thurso will have to wait before celebrating their 100th editions.
Both venues have been stuck on the 99 mark since the lockdown came into effect in late March.
Now the national parkrun organisation has, not unexpectedly, confirmed that all its events in the UK and across the world will continue to be suspended until at least the end of the month.
They emphasised that the current suspension is a minimum period and will in all likelihood remain in place for considerably longer.
There are 14 parkruns in the north and north east, ranging from Stonehaven to Bressay in the Shetlands.
Tom Williams, parkrun Global’s chief operating officer, said: “Despite this announcement of extended closure, our view of the future is increasingly optimistic as the situation continues to change rapidly and dynamically across the world.
“There is now a definite and positive move towards relaxation of restrictions, and every week we get closer to the point where parkrun events will return to their communities,” he said.
“We continue to be cautious and thoughtful about parkrun’s return and we will, at all times, consider region-specific national and international government and public health guidance.”
Williams added: “Volunteer happiness and welfare will always be at the heart of what we do and, prior to reopening any events, we will continue to collaborate with our communities in order to best understand local situations and implement appropriate processes in advance.”