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Read more › News - 5th December 2018

Winter parkrunning

Every year as winter approaches in the US, we hear more questions from parkrunners about parkrunning in cold winter temperatures. parkrun events continue year round, but what about in extreme weather?   The short answer is that safety is paramount, for parkrunners and volunteers alike. And the local Run Director for each parkrun event makes…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, December 1st 2018

Did you know that parkrun USA set a new attendance record for a single day in December, last weekend? Given the weather, that’s an awesome statistic! But, you know, “neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the parkrunner from their appointed event….” And, it very much looks like there were some celebrations…

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Read more › News - 28th November 2018

Barkrunner interview – Cooper

Hey y’all, Foxy here. This week, we are taking a trip to the middle of the country to meet cool pup Cooper from Livonia parkrun.   Cooper’s friend Lynn has been getting plenty of attention as our first 250-club member, but Cooper has been right there with Lynn for most of them.   Cooper, tell…

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Read more › News - 28th November 2018

First to 250

At Livonia parkrun Lynn Boven recently became the first US parkrunner to join the 250 parkrun club. Lynn reached this milestone 6 years to the day after showing up for his first parkrun. That’s a lot of parkrunning, even in cold Michigan winters. But for Lynn that only adds to the appeal.   On November…

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Read more › News - 28th November 2018

Our Thanksgiving parkruns in pictures

Despite cool, wet weather across much of parkrun USA, there was so much to feel good about. Thanksgiving weekend was the busiest patch of parkrunning we’ve ever had, with nearly 2,000 runners, walkers, and volunteers across the two days. We saw a slew of 100-run milestones, and we welcomed so many new friends, from 4-year olds…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2018

Reaching new communities

Two years ago there were 7 parkrun USA events. Now there are 27. Our team of parkrun USA Ambassadors is helping groups throughout the country to bring a free, weekly parkrun to their community.   New parkrun events thrive most when a diverse team of locals work together. Creating a parkrun for your community can be…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 17th 2018

We had so much to celebrate this week. We welcomed our newest event, with greetings from across this big country. We saluted the first US parkrunner to join the 250 club, and thanked some of our most dedicated volunteers. We ate lots of birthday cake. We met old and new friends. And we helped each…

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Read more › News - 14th November 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 10th 2018

At this time of year we see so many reminders of what a big, diverse country we share. Some of us welcomed the first snowfall of winter, while others were celebrating the advent of lighter mornings, and many of us wrapped up warm to enjoy the fall colors.     Young Reagan joined the junior…

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Read more › News - 13th November 2018

Happy Birthday Renton parkrun!

With another circle around the sun complete we are this week celebrating the first birthday of Renton parkrun. Renton, a town on the south side of Seattle, was the first parkrun event in the Pacific Northwest, but the warm community that quickly formed already inspired a second parkrun in nearby Des Moines, with more on…