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Read more › News - 11th July 2018

Another record breaking week!

Okanagan reaches 100   Another record breaking week on Saturday, as we smashed our nationwide attendance record for the second time this month! Numbers were buoyed by Okanagan parkrun who celebrated their 100th event with a whopping total of 152 participants. Congratulations to Bill and his team on reaching the big 100!         Euan also reaches 100…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 5th July 2018

Courir : un sport d’équipe?

Je sais ce que vous pensez, quelle sorte de question c’est ça? Bien sur, courir n’est pas un sport d’équipe. Courir demande une motivation personelle et plusieurs apprécient la course pour ses bénéfices solitaires, comme le temps de laisser tomber le stress de la journée ou peut-être de se fixer nos propres objectifs de temps…

Tracy avec son équipe à Honolulu
Read more › News - 5th July 2018

Running: A team sport?

I know what you’re thinking. What kind of question is that? Of course running is not a team sport. Running involves self-motivation and many people enjoy it for its solitary benefits, like time to just let go of a day’s stress or maybe setting our own personal goals to PB a certain distance for example. Now those…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 4th July 2018

Happy Canada Day!

It was all about celebrating our great nation at last week’s parkrun, as many events celebrated with a red and white theme. And what would have been a more fitting day to set a new Canadian participation record? 493 runners and 100 volunteers attended our 16 events on Saturday – awesome stuff!   Here are some other highlights:…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 27th June 2018

Avantages cachés d’être actif

J’ai  lu dans les nouvelles cette semaine que les médecins prescrivent parkrun à leurs patients au Royaume-Uni. Il semble que de pratiquer un exercice ou une activité régulièrement est ce qu’il vous faut… Qui aurait cru?!   En étant physiothérapeute, je suis constamment à encourager mes patients à être actifs et de les aider à…

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Read more › News - 27th June 2018

Frédéric Back parkrun celebrate their first anniversary

Frédéric Back celebrated it’s first anniversary last week and I’m pleased to say they celebrated in style!   Here are some of the highlights from the day:         There is a fantastic community at Frédéric Back parkrun. It’s been fun watching it grow over the past year, and we’re thrilled to see…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

A jubilant, albeit wet start to River Oaks!

River Oaks parkrun, Oakville got of to a great start, but like much of the parkruns in the East, they got some serious weather!   With umbrellas, wet clothes, and muddy fields, the parkrunners got ready regardless to be part of history.     Once going there was much fun to be had!  The course…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 26th June 2018

Hidden benefits of keeping active

I read in the news this week that doctors were prescribing parkrun to their patients in the UK. It seems regular exercise/activity is good for you….who knew?!    As a physiotherapist myself, I am constantly encouraging my patients to be active and work to enable them to do so. I also try and practice what…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 26th June 2018

parkrun Life

My name is Paulene, but just last year I used to call myself the ‘Anti parkrun Girl’. I’d been doing 5kms walks a few times a week for months in my quest to improve my fitness and lose weight. I’d always had this obsession with runners and a dream of what it must feel like…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 21st June 2018

parkrun River Oaks, Oakville commence ce samedi

parkrun est en poussée de croissance au Canada et le nouveau parkrun de River Oaks sera le seizième au Canada et le quatrième dans la région de Toronto. C’est peu surprenant que parkrun soit en expansion aussi rapidement dans cette région, parce qu’après tout, parkrun est un si beau concept pour les communautés autour pour…