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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…

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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 › 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…

eagan
Read more › News - 3rd May 2017

Eagan is On!

Eagan parkrun started on a gorgeous morning, April 22nd, 2017. We had 47 runners and 14 volunteers… a great effort by all and really a smooth event. Our first run report is here:   The best part, now that we have actually started the events is speaking to runners and other people that just don’t…

Run Report
Read more › News - 2nd May 2017

Read All About It: The Run Report!

parkrun takes place every Saturday morning, in most places at 9 am, and by 10 there will usually be no trace of the wonderful event that just happened, except, perhaps, for a group of enthusiastic runners gathered in a local café. In the next couple of hours, results will be posted, photos shared on social…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2017

Our Strongest Supporter: Mark from the Parks

In Mansfield, we found our strongest partner in the City Parks and Recreation Department. One of parkrun USA’s newest event, Mansfield Ohio parkrun, completed its 14th event this past Saturday with a total of 174 runners participating to date. The process to start parkrun  started about two years ago, but accelerated as the Manager of…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2017

“We have never felt so connected to our community”

Creating a parkrun in our community is one of the most rewarding things that we have done together. We feel more connected to our community than ever before, and we have met so many people near and far since we started College Park parkrun in 2016.   We come from very different running backgrounds. Colin…

Livonia
Read more › News - 30th March 2017

Livonia’s Irish Invasion

We have experienced an Irish invasion at Livonia parkrun as of late with the last two parkruns each visited by a pair of Irish tourists. parkrun #232 hosted tourists Padraig O’Conner and Dominick Gratten the day after St. Patrick’s day.  This was a big deal for us but they assured us that St. Patrick’s day…