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Read more › News - 12th October 2018

Research reveals mental health benefits of parkrun

The impact of parkrun on mental health extends far beyond physical activity and has the potential to support people outside of traditional mental health services, according to new research conducted by Staffordshire University in the UK. People with mental health difficulties are among the most socially excluded people in the UK, and social exclusion is…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 11th October 2018

Canadian celebrity at Whitby

One of the wonderful things about parkrun is that you never know who you are going to meet at your local parkrun.   parkrun is fantastic for meeting people you wouldn’t normally cross paths with. Be it someone in a different industry to you, different area of town, completely different hobbies, and now with international…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 11th October 2018

Une célébrité qui fréquent Whitby

Une des choses qui rendent parkrun très spécial c’est que vous ne savez jamais qui vous allez rencontrer. parkrun est fantastique pour rencontrer des gens avec lesquels vous ne vous rencontreriez normalement pas. Vous allez rencontrer des gens des milieux professionnel différents, des quartiers de la ville variés, qui aiment des passe-temps complètement différents, et…

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Read more › News - 4th October 2018

It takes a week to make a parkrun

From 8am on a Saturday morning, it’s a blur of set-up, runners and tear-down, but by around 10.30am it’s all over, and you wouldn’t even know we’d been there. After the Tail Walker has crossed the finish line, the parkrun flag has been lowered, and we sit, coffee in hand, surrounded by fellow parkrunners, you…

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Read more › News - 4th October 2018

Ça prend une semaine pour préparer parkrun

À partir de 8 h le matin un samedi matin, c’est tout une préparation, avec les coureurs et tout le reste, mais vers 10 h 30 tout est terminé, et vous ne pourriez pas croire qu’on y était. Après que le fermeur de marche a croisé la ligne d’arrivée, le drapeau de parkrun a été…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

1st Orleans parkrun

The first Orleans parkrun was launched on 29 September 2018 after months of planning and preparation.  Deputy Mayor Bob Monette was present for the inauguration of the Orleans parkrun and officially started the walk/run.    Orleans parkrun had 38 people run, jog or walk the beautiful multi-purpose Ottawa River Pathway East trail.    The 5km course comprises of…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

1er parkrun Orléans

Le premier parkrun d’Orléans a été lancé le 29 septembre 2018 après des mois de planification et de préparation. Le maire adjoint Bob Monette était présent pour l’inauguration du parkrun d’Orléans et a officiellement fait le départ de la marche / course. Le parkrun d’Orléans comptait 38 participants qui ont couru, fait du jogging ou marché sur…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

Welcome to the family Duffins Trail parkrun, ON!

New parkrun alert!   Duffins Trail, Ajax, Ontario is set to have their first parkrun this Saturday. The parkrun course itself runs along the beautiful Duffins Creek, and forms a tiny part of The Great Trail – formerly known as Trans-Canada Trail – which is the longest recreational, multi-use trail network in the world! The trail is…

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Read more › News - 27th September 2018

Paying homage

Here at St Paulin, there aren’t a lot of us. Our stats are normally lower than the other parkruns in Canada. We rarely have a big crowd at the start line, but we do have people who are addicted to parkrun!   We also have people who spend their lives outside, but but who are…

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Read more › News - 27th September 2018

Petit homage

Vous savez, nous à Saint-Paulin, nous ne sommes pas nombreux. Nos statistiques sont plutôt basses à comparer du reste du Canada.Il y a rarement une grosse foule à la ligne de départ, mais nous avons des gens qui sont accros à parkrun.   Nous avons aussi des gens qui vivent à l’extérieur, mais qui sont…