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Read more › News - 12th September 2018

Reasons to celebrate

I’ve recently returned from a trip to Europe, and during 3 weekends away I’ve been privileged to experience parkruns in 3 different countries. It just so happened that each of these parkruns also marked a special milestone – for the event, or for me personally – but that’s not the only thing that’s got me in…

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Read more › News - 6th September 2018

Two years at Nose Hill parkrun – reflection on the statistics

In September 2016, Suzanne Brooks and team started Nose Hill parkrun in Calgary – Canada’s 2nd parkrun. As they celebrate their 2nd birthday, Suzanne takes a look back over the past 2 years in numbers:     On Saturday 1st September at Nose Hill parkrun in Calgary, Alberta, we celebrated 2 years of having this…

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Read more › News - 6th September 2018

Deux ans au parkrun de Nose Hill – mes reflections sur les statistiques

Samedi 1er septembre au parkrun de Nose Hill à Calgary, nous avons célébré deux ans de pouvoir avoir cet événement hebdomadaire de 5k, gratuit et chronométré. Après chaque événement, nous avons un nombre qui s’ajoute aux autres chaque semaine et on peut voir ce nombre sur notre site Internet sous les résultats.   Le fait…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Motivation to keep on parkrunning

Congratulations! You have finished your first parkrun. You are a little sweaty, tired, and itching to get a coffee. But now what? Will you be back for a second or third, maybe a fiftieth or one hundredth?   Here are a few motivational ideas that will help keep you on track for your next milestone…  …

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

De la motivation pour continuer avec parkrun

Félicitations! Vous avez terminé votre premier parkrun. Vous êtes un peu en sueur, fatigue, et vous mourrez d’envie d’avoir un bon café et un beigne. Mais maintenant quoi? Vous allez abandonner après un seul parkrun, ou vous aller y aller pour un deuxième ou un troisième, peut-être un cinquantième ou un centième?   Tout comme…

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Read more › News - 27th August 2018

Highlights from last week!

Your weekly photo highlights of parkrun in Canada. Quelques photos de la fin de semaine au parkrun Canada. Frederic Back parkrun This hound in a stroller certainly seems to be enjoying himself     North Bay Can you believe North Bay parkrun is at event #20 already?! Congratulations to all the finishers this week!    …

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Read more › News - 23rd August 2018

Célébration de deux ans et projets futurs

Samedi dernier, j’ai pris part au parkrun d’Okanagan. C’était le deuxième anniversaire de cet événement, et comme c’était le premier au Canada, ça marquait aussi le commencement de la troisième année de parkrun au Canada. Ça m’a fait pensé à quel point tout a grandi dans ces deux premières années, et le potentiel des deux…

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Read more › News - 23rd August 2018

Kiwanis parkrun, London, begins September 15th

parkrun is coming to London!   That’s something parkrunners around the world may be puzzled that we are so excited to annouce, but Canada’s London in Ontario will be hosting it’s own parkrun launching on September 15th.   A profile will follow in the coming weeks, but co-Event Directors Laura and Alan are very excited to…

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2018

Two years strong and we’re just beginning

On Saturday I attended Okanagan parkrun. It was the second anniversary of the event, and as it was the first in Canada it also marked the beginning of the third year of Canada in parkrun. It got me thinking about the growth we’ve experienced in our first two years, and the potential for the next…

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Read more › News - 15th August 2018

Journey Across Canada

I took the month of June off to travel the country from Ontario to Salt Spring Island, one of the gulf islands in B.C. As a director for the Beach Strip parkrun in Hamilton Ontario my first job was to ensure our events would continue.   While Stephan and I share the director duties, our…