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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

Thanksgiving 2018 parkrunning

Thanksgiving is the largest running day in the world, with around 1 million Americans taking part in running events around the country. It is also one of only two days each year when you can do a parkrun USA event that’s not on a Saturday. (The other is New Years.)   So, before you put down $30…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

From world records to walkers

What connects the USA, a world record holding ultramarathoner, and Nelson Mandela? The answer is parkrun, of course. Our special guest at parkrun USA last weekend made his name for being very fast, over very long distances. But nowadays he’s especially proud of overseeing the world’s slowest parkruns.   Everyone knows who Nelson Mandela is….

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 29th 2018

It was a rather busy weekend at parkrun USA. At 7:30am (EDT), we welcomed Depot Park parkrun, in Gainesville, Florida, to the parkrun family. At 9:00am (EDT), we hosted a special event at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. But our favorite event: by 10:30am (PDT), 1399 people had volunteered at…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2018

Twin Power

Regular parkrunners know how hard it can be to get out of bed every Saturday morning week after week to do the event. But what if you are a 4-year-old twin and you rely on your other twin to also get up every Saturday so you can both achieve your 50 milestone in one year….?!…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 22nd 2018

Every week we have so many things to celebrate at parkrun events across the US. It’s rarely who finished first. It’s sometimes the person who finished last, because we love our tailwalkers. It’s mostly folks in between whose stories of personal progress or supporting their community inspire us every weekend. Here are some of our…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2018

A 50/50 Year with 100% Enthusiasm

Joyce Tucker grew up in Wisconsin and loved to cycle, hike and run. She was one of the first women to become a probation and parole agent for the state of Wisconsin. After a horseback riding accident left Joyce paralyzed, she wasn’t able to work or be physically active in the same way she had…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

Nelson, Bruce and George

On September 29th Fletcher’s Cove parkrun will co-host a special parkrun with the South African Embassy and the Comrades Marathon to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The parkrun route follows the canal surveyed by George Washington.   Guest of honor at this event is Bruce Fordyce, legendary ultra-marathoner and 9-time winner of the…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

A different milestone

No one has run 1000 parkruns yet. A few people are working hard toward this goal, but it still isn’t technically possible, as the oldest parkrun, at Bushy Park, London, has only taken place 752 times. Yet here in the US, a parkrunner recently achieved a different, but no less inspiring, 1000th run: Tim Ramsey,…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

How to be a barkrunner

To all my fellow pups out there, listen up! Barkrunner correspondent Foxy is back with five top tips on how to be a good barkrunner.   Rule number one, is that you gotta have fun. Whether you walk, run, spectate, or volunteer, being a barkrunner is a fabulous way to spend your Saturday morning. But,…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 15th 2018

We sometimes share stories that make us say “wow”, but mostly we’re fueled by countless small stories about normal people and how being part of a healthy community is making a difference to their lives. Here are some of our favorite pictures and stories from parkrun USA this week.     Back in 2011 when…