Read more › News - 5th August 2018

Whistler’s Wildlife

Approaching my 2 year anniversary as a parkrun Event Director, I’m no stranger to modifying the welcome briefing as circumstances dictate. Goose poop on the route? Icy conditions? Slippery leaves? Puddles? A rowing competition? All useful information for participants to know, but nothing really extraordinary.   Last week I was a guest Run Director at Whistler, which…

Read more › News - 2nd August 2018

Nouveau parkrun Wascana à Regina, SK !

  Samedi le 4 août 2018 marquera le début du parkrun Wascana à Regina, Saskatchewan. Ce sera le premier parkrun des prairies, dans la capitale du Saskatchewan où on retrouve des jours ensoleillés tout l’année et une communauté engagée.   Pour les visiteurs, le parc Wascana est facilement accessible à pied depuis plusieurs lieux historiques,…

Read more › News - 2nd August 2018

Wascana parkrun, Regina, launches this Saturday

  Wascana parkrun is set to launch on August 4th, 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan. This will be the first parkrun on the prairies, taking advantage of the year round sunny weather and active community in the provincial capital.    For out-of-town parkrunners, Wascana park is within walking distance of many of Regina’s premier historical, art,…

Read more › News - 31st July 2018

Click-Happy! A week in parkrun photos

Take a look at some of this week’s Canadian parkrun highlights. Beach Strip Beach Strip received some big beautiful bright milestone flags on Saturday and we can definitely see milestones on the horizon. Nose Hill Suzanne Morse hit one of those milestones with her 50th parkrun at Nose Hill this week. Congratulations to Suzanne and…

Read more › News - 26th July 2018

Mesurer nos cours de parkrun

Cette semaine, Lawrence, notre directeur des événements à Meadowvale, explique les nuances du GPS et comment il diffère de nos cours 5k mesurés.   Un parcours de parkrun c’est une distance de 5 km. Le parkrun de Meadowvale est un parcours de trois boucles autour d’un lac avec un petit zigzag qui a été ajouté…

Read more › News - 26th July 2018

Measuring our 5k parkruns

This week Lawrence, our Event Director at Meadowvale, explains the nuances of GPS and how it differs from our measured 5k courses.   A parkrun course is a distance of 5km. Meadowvale parkrun is a 3 lap course around a lake with a slight dogleg added to the end to make up the distance to…

Read more › News - 25th July 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 park run in Hamilton Ontario my first job was to ensure our events would continue. While Stephan and I share the director duties, our…

Read more › News - 25th July 2018

Pourquoi commencer un parkrun?

Ma femme et moi, bien plus ma femme avait l’habitude d’aller faire le parkrun de Porirua en Nouvelle-Zélande fréquemment. Céline courrait presque toutes les semaines, et quand je venais je poussais la poussette avec nos deux jeunes filles dedans. Nous sommes tous les deux très différents avec nos buts en course. J’ai un besoin urgent…

Read more › News - 25th July 2018

So why start a parkrun?

My wife and I, well mostly my wife used to frequent the parkrun in Porirua, New Zealand. Celine ran most weeks; when I came along I pushed our 2 young girls in the stroller.  We are both very different with regard to run goals. I have a competitive urge that seems to get unleashed anytime…

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Read more › News - 23rd July 2018

A short tour around Canada

Join us for a whistlestop tour around Saturday’s parkruns…   North Bay There was another heat warning at North Bay, but a 9am start and shady course meant parkrun went ahead without a problem.  This week the Deputy Mayor even got in on the action!         Whitby Runners and volunteers had a…

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