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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

Motivated to parkrun

parkrun fulfills different needs for different people. The stories below chronicle the journeys of two parkrunners and their motivations for getting involved with their local events.   From casual running to parkrun ED   For Elizabeth Sachtleben, running was initially a way to cope with life’s uncertainties. Now it has become part of her lifestyle….

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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 7th 2018

It feels like every week is a celebration at parkrun USA, whether it’s ANOTHER new attendance record (over 1200 parkrunners!), personal bests, first parkruns, milestones, or just spending time with friends and family. We hope that never ever changes. Let’s definitely do it all again next Saturday.     Sometimes the tail walker just HAS…

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Read more › News - 4th July 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 30th 2018

The summer was heating up across most of parkrun USA this weekend. Many of us slowed down a little to enjoy the surroundings and the company. We celebrated a big event anniversary (and broke our oldest attendance record), individual anniversaries, visited family and friends, and even had fireworks to mark the start of the holiday…

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Read more › News - 4th July 2018

One of the Greatest Gifts

Last Saturday Durham NC parkrun became the 3rd US event to celebrate 5 years of parkrunning. Julie Messina got involved as a runner and volunteer in one of the earliest parkruns in the UK 10 years ago, and she is the longest serving Event Director in the US.   At first Julie wondered if she…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 23rd 2018

In this week’s parkrun USA roundup we find records, milestones, speedsters, and heroes. But at the end of the day it’s the fun you have getting outdoors and creating a healthy community that really matters. And there are teams working on bringing this to more and more communities across the country.     After just…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

“I’m Not a Runner”

“I’m not a runner.” Many of us have uttered this phrase, however the line between “runner” and “non-runner” seems to vary from person to person. Many self-proclaimed “non-runners” may actually move their bodies in a way that the majority of the population would classify as a run. However, they themselves don’t think of themselves as…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

Renton parkrun celebrates the Make it to 8 Challenge

Seven months ago, co-event directors Cathryn Burby and Kortney Thoma were driving home after a parkrun meeting and the conversation turned to how to build strong engagement at their newly minted Renton parkrun. A statistic they heard just three weeks earlier would give them the inspiration they needed: once a parkrunner achieves 8 total parkruns,…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2018

Study Abroad

Rose Penfold and Chris Wyburn-Powell came to America expecting to spend a year studying abroad in one of America’s running meccas. Rose came to Boston, Chris to Boulder. They certainly made the most of what the cities had to offer, academically and athletically. But they also noticed that something was missing: a parkrun. So they…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2018

Barkrunner of the week: Anana

To mark our totally unofficial “barkrunner day” on June 23rd, our first barkrunner of the week, Foxy, interviewed Anana, a regular runner and volunteer at Crissy Field parkrun in San Francisco. And we learned the story behind her pink hairdo.   Anana, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?   My name is…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 16th 2018

It was Father’s Day weekend at parkrun USA. All over the country, parkrun dads kicked off “their” weekend by parkrunning with their families. It was also our fourth consecutive weekend of 1,000+ parkrunners. And, we welcomed new parkrunners, celebrated milestones, and said goodbye to some very special parkrun friends.     We love seeing families…