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Read more › News, roundup - 21st May 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 19th 2018

This week we embraced the elements, and rediscovered the joy of splashing in puddles. We welcomed our newest event, in our smallest community yet. We found a long lost parkrunner on an island. And we showed that it really isn’t a race.     It rained all week in the Mid Atlantic, but that wasn’t…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2018

parkrun USA Road Trip

There’s no place like your home parkrun. But with more and more events appearing across the US, your barcode is your ticket to a warm welcome from parkrun communities throughout the country. Consider including “parkrun tourism” in your summer travels this year.   Some of our events are close to obvious attractions involving monuments, bridges,…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2018

Run (or walk) DMC parkrun

Des Moines locals can’t agree on how to pronounce the name of their city (de MOYN or de MOYNZ is accepted) but we know they’ll all agree that parkrun is a great addition to their community come June 9th. Des Moines, Washington (not Iowa) is a waterfront community on Puget Sound, 30 minutes southeast of Seattle and…

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Read more › News, roundup - 15th May 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 12th 2018

It was another beautiful day for parkrun USA! With celebrations across the country for moms, nurses, and milestone achievements, 925 lucky runners and 158 volunteers were were enjoying the sun and making new friends. Check out our favorite photos and stories from the week. What caught our attention at the parkrun in your neighborhood?   This week’s…

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Read more › News - 9th May 2018

A Much Needed Focus

For some, parkrun simply provides a way to (quite literally) stretch their legs for some weekend exercise. For others, it’s a chance to spend time together as a family, catch up with friends or meet new people. Others enjoy the opportunity to volunteer and contribute to a community-building activity. For most, it’s a combination of…

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Read more › News - 9th May 2018

10 Reasons Moms Love parkrun

With Mother’s Day this weekend, we are reminded of a special subset of parkrunners who each week walk, run, jog, chauffeur families, and volunteer at parkruns around the world. With very busy lives, we talked with five moms and asked what keeps them coming back. Here are 10 reasons why moms love parkrun.   1….

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Read more › News, roundup - 8th May 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 5th 2018

It was another record weekend for parkrun USA! As we welcomed Charleston, WV parkrun to the family, there were TWENTY-ONE parkruns taking place across the country this weekend. All 21 were, of course, brought to you by a dedicated team of parkrun volunteers. This week’s photo roundup celebrates them and the joy that comes with…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2018

Running Naked, Part 2

A few weeks ago we asked if anyone would try “running naked” (without technology) at parkrun and provide us with feedback on the experience. Our first respondents were those who do so already, and they enthusiastically shared why they love it.     “I always run naked, never with music or watches or anything. I…

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Read more › News - 30th April 2018

A healthy and happy transition: The Story of a Transgender parkrunner

This article was originally published in a parkrun Australia newsletter and we loved it so much we’re sharing it here.   There’s no doubt we have all felt the warm and friendly welcome of parkrun. So many of us experience a lovely sense of belonging to the parkrun community. For others, the inclusivity of parkrun…

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Read more › News, roundup - 30th April 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, April 28th 2018

We had so much to celebrate across parkrun USA this weekend, with birthdays, births, records, and milestones. But, as usual, we were mostly just happy to be having fun outside with friendly parkrunners. Whatever the weather.     At Crissy Field parkrun in San Francisco, Heidi Sokolowsky became the 30th person to complete 100 parkruns in the…