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Read more › News - 19th March 2019

The story behind Henderson Lake parkrun, Alberta

Henderson Lake parkrun will launch in Alberta on March 30. Event Director Jim Carter takes a quick time out to tell us the story behind the new event.   My wife Ellen and I were first introduced to the parkrun movement by an Ottawa running friend who had just returned from a trip to England….

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Read more › Uncategorized - 13th March 2019

Le premier parkrun de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Chain of Lakes

Samedi prochain, Chain of Lakes sera lancé à Halifax et parkrun Canada deviendra d’un océan à l’autre! Nous avons rencontré Jaclyn Currie, directrice de l’événement, qui nous en a dit davantage sur la création de notre plus récent événement parkrun.   L’équipe Je m’appelle Jaclyn, une Britannique qui a fait quelques parkruns au Royaume-Uni avant…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 13th March 2019

Introducing: Nova Scotia’s first parkrun, Chain of Lakes

This coming Saturday, Chain of Lakes parkrun launches in Halifax and parkrun Canada will become coast-to-coast! We caught up with Event Director Jaclyn Currie, who told us more about how our newest parkrun event was formed. Meet the team   I’m Jaclyn, a Brit who did a couple of parkruns in the UK before we…

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Read more › News - 12th March 2019

Love at parkrun – Ray and Priscilla’s story

You’ve likely heard that parkrun is as much about building community and building relationships as it is about running or walking. Our neighbours at parkrun USA have a couple of attendees who certainly took the #loveparkrun slogan to heart!   We’ve shared pictures and stories of people celebrating parkrun milestones like earning a V25 shirt or 50 participation…

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Read more › News - 12th March 2019

Antarctica adventure

When Sofia Kihlman Oiseth, Mary McMillan, and Charlotte Conn go on a holiday or travel for work, they try and find a local parkrun to tourist at. But what happens when you go somewhere that doesn’t have parkrun like, say, to Antarctica?   At the end of December, with 79 other women scientists as part of the Homeward Bound…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2019

Ce qui me motive?

Cette semaine, nous recevons Bill Justus, du parkrun Okanagan, qui nous dit comment parkrun l’inspire et l’aide à se battre pour éviter de se faire mettre en boîte!   Qu’est-ce qu’une personne en boîte?   Avez-vous déjà remarqué à quel point la vie moderne contient beaucoup de boîtes? Il est facile de devenir une «personne…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2019

Coming soon! Henderson Lake parkrun, AB

Our second new parkrun to launch this year will be Henderson Lake parkrun in Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday March 30!     Runners at Canada’s newest parkrun have 2 scenic loops around Henderson Lake to look forward to, followed by post-parkrun coffee in the nearby Crazy Cakes cafe.     Look out for the backstory of this parkrun…

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Read more › News - 6th March 2019

What inspires me

This week we hear from Bill Justus, Okanagan parkrun, who tells us how parkrun inspires him, and helps him to fight becoming a ‘Box Person’.   What’s a Box Person?   Have you ever noticed how modern life contains so many boxes? It’s easy to become a ‘Box Person’ – an adult or teen who…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2019

Now Coast to Coast – Announcing Chain of Lakes parkrun, Halifax

We are excited to be able to say that parkrun Canada is now Coast to Coast! We are 22 locations across Canada and span from the Pacific Ocean with Clover Point parkrun in Victoria, all the way to the East with Chain of Lakes parkrun, Halifax! Photo credit: hellohalifax.ca   Starting 16th March, Halifax will…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2019

Un excellent antidote à une dépendance moderne!

Cette semaine, nous avons une franche discussion avec Tracy Larocque, Directrice d’événement du parkrun Frédéric-Back à Montréal.   Avec les dépendances aux téléphones intelligents, le stress et l’anxiété qui y sont associés, parkrun est plus que jamais nécessaire! Ce n’est pas une blague!   Le flot d’informations que nous recevons quotidiennement des nombreuses plates-formes de…