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Read more › News - 19th July 2017

New to Canada

Following on from our parkrockies article, where you can now do a three week roadtrip through the rockies and not miss out on your weekly parkrun fix, it seemed a good opportunity to get feedback from a couple who were in the process of following a similar route……introducing two of the latest Canadian parkrunners Paul…

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Read more › News - 13th July 2017

Thank You Volunteers

As the Event Director of a new parkrun event, I’d like to express my gratitude to the most amazing team of volunteers at Frédéric-Back.  They are the most committed and reliable people.  They are at the park every Saturday morning, come rain or come shine with smiles and awesome spirits.   Many of our volunteers…

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Read more › News - 28th June 2017

parkrun of the month – Okanagan

parkrun has over 1,100 events in 14 different countries worldwide and has new additions every week.  Despite some people trying, it is impossible to visit every parkrun! So to capture some of that adventurous spirit every month or so we feature a parkrun from around the World and tell you of its quirks and which…

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Read more › News - 27th June 2017

Milestone t-shirt update

The latest batch of milestone t-shirts is nearly with us. We know some of you have been waiting a while to receive yours, so we wanted to let you know how the process will work.   Around 23,000 new milestone t-shirts will arrive in port later this week. They need to clear customs and be…

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Read more › News - 7th December 2016

A day in the life of… The finish token volunteer

A monthly segment on the various volunteer roles, we start with the volunteer(s) who diligently stands at the end of the run handing out the all-important finishing tokens.   The number token volunteer is one of the mandatory roles we need to stage an event.  This volunteer can’t both run and volunteer on the same…

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Read more › News - 17th November 2016

Festive plans

Believe it or not, Christmas is a mere five weeks away.  I had to bring it up sooner or later so it may as well be now…sorry.   Fear not however, as Christmas and parkrun traditionally go very well together!  I’m not sure when it started as its been happening for as long as I’ve…

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Read more › News - 17th November 2016

The parkrun coffee

parkrun is a community movement, and it just so happens that we are a running event.  Why a community movement?    Well we are a great social leveller, everybody is welcome regardless of social or economic standing.  There are no dues to pay, and we celebrate volunteering as much as we do taking part in…

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Read more › News - 3rd November 2016

Will you be the one to bring parkrun to your town?

One of the things I get asked the most when it comes to parkrun Canada, is “when will you bring parkrun to my town!?” I love the enthusiasm and I’m hear to answer that very question!   Many Canadians have heard of parkrun.  They’ve either read about it in a magazine, have experienced it in…

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Read more › News - 31st October 2016

Metro Vancouver Experiences it’s First parkrun

On Saturday I volunteered at a parkrun event for the first time in almost five years – largely due to the lack of parkruns being in Canada since I moved here but it’s not something I like to boast about.  Needless to say I was overjoyed to jump back in with the launch of Richmond Olympic…

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Read more › News - 27th October 2016

Autumn Dazzles, and here we go Richmond

Here’s a quick round up of the latest happenings from parkrun Canada this week:   -       Nose Hill parkrun had some fantastic weather, a break from the winter-like weather they’ve had recently.  Once again the Rocky Mountains were in view making an absolute stunning course to run.   -       Nose Hill had a special visitor…

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