Milestones
Read more › News - 6th July 2017

Milestone t-shirt update

We all love the parkrun club t-shirts. But those among us who have reached the coveted milestones of 10 (under 18s only), 50 and 100 runs (the soon-to-be first 250 club member in the US is still working on it), or 25 volunteering occasions, have needed an extra dose of patience, as many sizes of…

Rosy
Read more › News - 6th July 2017

From small acorns grow mighty oak trees

Rosy Ryan took part in Waterworks parkrun, Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the first time on an icy New Year’s Day in 2015. She had no idea how far 5k was, and was the final finisher, but was instantly hooked by the support she received from fellow parkrunners.    Later that month Rosy was diagnosed with…

Susan
Read more › News - 6th July 2017

Sun Smart parkrunning

Susan Crammond is a mother-of-3 and regular parkrunner at Fletcher’s Cove. As a fair-skinned red-head, Susan is pro-active in having moles on her skin checked by a dermatologist.   “Earlier this summer, I had to have two moles biopsied. These procedures did not come as a huge surprise to me, However, the dermatologist could tell…

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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…

Livonia 5
Read more › News - 8th June 2017

Five Years of parkrunning

On June 2nd, 2012, 28 runners and walkers, alongside seven volunteers, turned up at Bicentennial Park at 9 am in Livonia, Michigan, a town in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. They have turned up 243 Saturdays since, almost without interruption, and on June 3rd, 2017 they came in large numbers to celebrate the fifth anniversary of…

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Read more › News - 8th June 2017

Spoiled for Choice in North America

In Britain, where parkrun started 13 years ago, one apparently does not have to travel more than 20 miles from any point in the isle to reach a parkrun. This is not quite yet the case in North America, where, for instance, if you happen to live in McAllen, Texas, you would face a 1289…

Bois
Read more › News - 8th June 2017

Confessions of a parkrun Tourist

Hello, my name is Tim Gallagher, and I am a parkrun tourist.  Not just an average tourist mind you. If I will be anywhere out of town on a Saturday, I will check to see where the nearest parkrun is, and figure out how to get there using whatever means: planes, trains, or automobiles. I…

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Read more › News - 8th June 2017

Everybody in the Pool!

When the temperature rises, there’s nothing like a dip in the pool to cool off and get some healthy exercise. Swimming works out the whole body, yet it’s easy on the joints because the water supports some of your weight. Whether you’re a beginner who wants to increase your physical activity or an athlete who…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 21st May 2017

“For Xander, parkrun is where running is about other people, rather than cystic fibrosis”

Xander is a regular at College Park parkrun who recently reached his 10-run milestone. He stands out because he is only 4 years old, and while other parkrunners are recovering from their runs he is cheerfully running around with our parkrunning dogs. What nobody would realize from watching this exuberant boy is that running plays…

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Read more › News - 3rd May 2017

parkrun: Soon in a Park Near You!

This month’s newsletter is packed with stories about new parkruns and how they got started. Event Directors from Eagan, Mansfield and College Park share their personal accounts, little secrets, stories of support, near disasters, and more. And we also focus on one of the important elements of every event, the Run Report – just as…