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Read more › News, roundup - 13th February 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, February 10th 2018

This week’s parkrun roundup includes an impressive milestone achievement, some very chilly winter weather, some Valentine’s Day love, and a few new recruits at our next parkrun event.     Tim from Livonia parkrun in Michigan had a warm welcome this week from the community at Anacostia parkrun! Tyrone is a recent recruit at Anacostia…

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Read more › News - 7th February 2018

Telling the parkrun story in pictures

The support of an ever-changing team of volunteers helps parkrun take place at over 1,300 locations around the world each week. Some find volunteering so rewarding that they mostly volunteer and rarely walk or run. We checked in with Blake Kennedy, volunteer photographer at Renton parkrun near Seattle, to find out about his volunteering experience, and how…

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Read more › News - 7th February 2018

Leakin Park – Of course!

Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore is a little more than seven months old, and it has already seen wonderful growth as a community. One of the team’s goals was to be able to bring people into the largest green space in Baltimore, which is sadly underutilized. So far, more than 250 different people come to visit the park, and…

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Read more › News, roundup - 7th February 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, February 9th 2018

In this week’s parkrun USA roundup we find communities creatively responding to frigid temps. We find unexpected gifts, and unexpected visitors. We find some who got bit by the parkrun bug a dozen years ago, some who tried their first parkrun this weekend, and others who are working on bringing a parkrun event to their…

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Read more › News - 31st January 2018

Letting go of my crutch

A few weeks back, this picture of a single runner on a snowy path was viewed, liked and shared thousands of times on parkrun social media channels. Who is the man, and what is the story behind the image? It turns out to be as inspiring as it gets. Juan Leg (yes, that’s his name;…

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Read more › News - 31st January 2018

parkrun comes to Boulder

February brings the launch of the first parkrun USA event in the Mountain Time Zone. Boulder, CO is a mecca for endurance athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, but parkrun adds a distinctive, community-focused activity to the city. Co-event directors Chris Wyburn-Powell and Devin Rourke were inspired in completely different ways to bring parkrun to Boulder.  …

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Read more › News, roundup - 31st January 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, February 2nd 2018

This week’s stories from across parkrun USA include birthdays, milestones, volunteer superheroes … and alligators.     At Livonia parkrun the entire field waited to cheer Jim Ingles, their first ever male finisher in the 80+ age-category.     Crissy Field parkrun #157 was also their 3rd birthday. So the finish tokens were not the only stripy things…

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Read more › News - 24th January 2018

Let’s keep moving!

On Saturday Fletcher’s Cove parkrun in the District of Columbia marked its 2nd anniversary and 100th run. DC Mayor Bowser ran in the inaugural parkrun and recently held her New Years Fresh Start 5K on the route of Anacostia parkrun. Her team presented parkrun with a proclamation thanking parkrun USA for its three DC events:…

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Read more › News - 24th January 2018

A big, welcoming family

When Crissy Field parkrun launched in San Francisco in January 2015, it was expected to be an instant hit. What could be better than a free, weekly event in one of the top running venues in the continent? Three years on, the story has been different. Crissy Field parkrun started small, and its gradual growth…

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Read more › News, roundup - 24th January 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, January 26th 2018

There was much to celebrate this weekend at parkruns across the US. Many people were running for the first time, one parkrun had its 100th event, the kids were out in force, and another event celebrated its first birthday. Read on to see the locals and read their stories!     Anacostia parkrun welcomed Saturday with 22…