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Read more › Uncategorized - 23rd May 2018

Highlights from Saturday

We have many highlights from last week’s parkrun day!  A great turnout for North Bay, a Royal Wedding and Victoria themed run at Meadowvale, and the entire volunteer team at Richmond Olympic goes on holiday to Penticton.   North Bay parkrun   Lots of smiles at North Bay parkrun, as the event establishes itself on…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 23rd May 2018

Visiting parkrun USA

There’s no place like your home parkrun. But with more and more events appearing across the US, your barcode is your ticket to a warm welcome from parkrun communities throughout the country. Consider including “parkrun tourism” in your summer travels this year.   Some of our events are close to obvious attractions involving monuments, bridges,…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 16th May 2018

Sometimes it doesn’t all go to plan

“But how can I write a run report?” asked parkrun tourist Jody, “we didn’t finish the run, so we don’t know what happened!”. Well, she managed it – read Jody’s amusing account of her abandoned parkrun on Saturday, thanks to baby Abe:   Sometimes arranging a holiday to Canada and all that goes with it (booking flights,…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 16th May 2018

Ça ne se passe pas toujours comme prévu!

« Mais comment pourrais-je écrire un rapport de course? » A demandé Jody, une touriste de parkrun, «  nous n’avons même pas terminé la course, donc nous ne savons pas ce qui s’est passé! » Bien, elle l’a fait quand même – vous pourrez lire l’histoire amusante de Jody qui a abandonné parkrun samedi, merci bébé Abe.   Parfois,…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 15th May 2018

Highlights from Saturday

On Saturday we had a Canadian record with the number of participants joining us to parkrun.  We’re really happy and we hope this is the first of many more this Summer! Here’s some of our photo highlights:   Saint-Paulin parkrun  Tourist season is here, and Saint-Paulin parkrun loves hosting visitors!  Laura and Kai from England…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 15th May 2018

parkrun and Parkinson’s

There may not seem to be a relationship between parkrun and Parkinson’s, but I can assure you there is.   And while there isn’t yet a cure for Parkinson’s, there are three important things that people with Parkinson’s can do, to help treat the symptoms and maintain a healthier life.   The first is to…

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Read more › News - 10th May 2018

Why we parkrun

It’s been a long week, you may have even had a late night on Friday, but the weekend is finally here. Bliss! Bliss, that is, until you’re rudely awakened by an early morning alarm. ON A SATURDAY?! I’m sure I’m not alone in my occasional Saturday morning desire to throw the alarm across the room,…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 10th May 2018

Pourquoi nous aimons parkrun

Ce fut une longue semaine, vous avez peut-être même eu une grosse soirée le vendredi, mais la fin de semaine est enfin arrivée. Bonheur! Bonheur, jusqu’à ce que vous vous faites brutalement réveiller par une alarme très matinale. MAIS C’EST SAMEDI! Je ne suis pas certaine si je suis la seule dans mes désirs occasionnels…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 8th May 2018

‘parkrun to go’

At parkrun we love supporting races and other events that encourage community. Last weekend was the RUNVAN Vancouver marathon and we thought we’d help out those taking part by organising a water station. The location of the water station was positioned strategically to give runners a boost and may have been familiar to parkrunners both…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 7th May 2018

Saucony: Trails for Trials, Susan’s parkrun Story

parkruns are full of fascinating stories. Folks from all walks of life come together every week to enjoy the great outdoors, some fitness, and inevitably, new friends. Now that Saucony has partnered with parkrun to sponsor parkruns all over Canada, we’re collecting some of the stories told on the trail, about the very thing that…