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Read more › News - 18th February 2016

Travelling from A to B

How much do you remember about your first morning at parkrun?   My memory is that it was fairly unremarkable if I’m honest, or at least it seemed so at the time. It was a dry, mild day in October and I hadn’t been running for all that long. I’d never done a timed 5k,…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2016

The future of barcodes

Recently there’s been significant interest from the parkrun community around the concept of digital barcodes, for example on smart phones or watches. Our Chief Operating Officer, Tom Williams, explains exactly where we are right now.   The short version is that, although we were founded by technologists and continue to be inspired by technology every day,…

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Read more › News - 16th January 2016

How do you start a parkrun?

There are now more than 1,300 parkruns and junior parkruns around the world, and over 600 in the UK alone, and in 2018 we expect to launch 500 new parkruns across the globe.   Whilst it may seem like parkruns quietly pop-up at random in new locations and are instantly successful, this does not tell…

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Read more › News, Press - 17th December 2015

parkrun responds to Government’s ‘Strategy for Sport’

Responding to the government’s unveiling of its new sports strategy, parkrun UK Managing Director Tom Williams said: “We are delighted to see volunteers being placed at the heart of the government’s new sports strategy. Volunteers are the cornerstone of parkrun and are fundamental to the long-term success of all grassroots activities – acknowledging their contribution…

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