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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Recruiting: Social Media Ambassadors

Do you love the parkrun community and want to see it grow? Are you passionate about the power of physical activity to change the lives of as many people as possible?   We’re on the lookout for 3 new Social Media Ambassadors to support the parkrun Canada Comms team to maintain our blog, Facebook, Twitter…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Heading south for some sun… and parkrun!

The parkrun brand is international and because of that, no matter which country/parkrun you participate in, you will always see the familiar aspects of the event that makes you feel welcomed and right at home. Perhaps even more impactful is the camaraderie that makes parkrun so much fun. It is really just a big family….

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

En route pour le soleil… et parkrun!

Le nom parkrun est reconnu internationalement. Dans n’importe quel parkrun du monde vous verrez toujours les aspects familiers de l’événement qui vous feront sentir comme chez vous. La camaraderie qui rend parkrun si amusant est toujours présent à travers les frontiers. C’est vraiment juste une grande famille..   J’ai récemment eu le plaisir de participer…

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Read more › News - 31st January 2019

Introducing: Strength and Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength…

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Read more › News - 31st January 2019

Keen Orleans – The Story So Far

Orleans parkrun started in September 2018 and has since had 15 parkrun events, despite a few cancellations due to poor weather conditions. The Orleans parkrun event is currently organized and coordinated by Christian Dussault, Manon Dussault and their two children. The Dussault family were first introduced to parkrun while posted in Australia three years ago. …

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Read more › News - 31st January 2019

How Laurie came to love running

Many of you may be considering walking or running your first 5km this year. After all, we did just celebrate New Year and people are setting fitness goals. But, it can be difficult to take that first step. Fear not! Laurie Thi was just in your shoes having only started running a few months ago…

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

Our local, global community

One of the things that continues to strike Laura Ritchie, Kiwanis Event Director, is how parkrun is a truly global phenomenon, and how it is spread largely through word-of-mouth. Here, she reflects on the first 4 months of parkrun in London, ON.   The reason Kiwanis parkrun came to be is because I heard about parkrun from my sister who lives…

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Read more › News - 22nd January 2019

Introducing: Interval Training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Interval…

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Read more › News - 17th January 2019

C’est la journée «On laisse tomber nos résolutions de la nouvelle année» (mais on pense qu’on peut vous aider!)

Saviez-vous qu’aujourd’hui est considérée comme la journée «On laisse tomber nos résolutions de la nouvelle année»? Oui, vraiment – on pense généralement que le 17 janvier est le jour où un grand nombre de personnes abandonnent leurs résolutions pour la nouvelle année et reviennent à leurs anciennes habitudes.   Est-ce que ça vous dit quelque…

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Read more › News - 17th January 2019

It’s “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day” (but we think we can help!)

Did you know that today is considered “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day”? Yes, really – Jan 17 is popularly thought to be the day when a large number of people abandon their resolutions for the new year and revert to old ways.   Does this ring any bells? Perhaps you’ve eaten 5 portions of fruit…