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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

How to be a barkrunner

To all my fellow pups out there, listen up! Barkrunner correspondent Foxy is back with five top tips on how to be a good barkrunner.   Rule number one, is that you gotta have fun. Whether you walk, run, spectate, or volunteer, being a barkrunner is a fabulous way to spend your Saturday morning. But,…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 15th 2018

We sometimes share stories that make us say “wow”, but mostly we’re fueled by countless small stories about normal people and how being part of a healthy community is making a difference to their lives. Here are some of our favorite pictures and stories from parkrun USA this week.     Back in 2011 when…

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Read more › News - 12th September 2018

Which type of parkrunner are you?

The parkrun community is made up of more than three million women, men, girls and boys of all ages and backgrounds, with more than 1,500 events taking place across 20 countries worldwide every week.   The numbers are huge and continue to grow by the tens of thousands each week, but there are certain characters…

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Read more › News - 12th September 2018

The First Time

When the Run Director at Renton parkrun welcomed a pair of young adults on Saturday, she quickly discovered it was an important occasion for one of them.   “This is her first 5K,” said the young man clad in a Seattle marathon finisher’s shirt, looking at his friend. She nodded. “I’m kind of nervous,” she…

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Read more › News - 12th September 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 8th 2018

In this week’s parkrun USA roundup we find parkrunners getting it done, whatever challenges might stand in their way. We reveal our 90,000th finisher – perhaps it was you? And we discover new ways of enjoying your Saturday morning parkrun.     At College Park parkrun overnight storms created some new “water features” on the course, but…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

A healthy transformation

The creation of Depot Park on a former polluted industrial site has led a transformation of part of Gainesville, FL. Starting September 29th, Depot Park parkrun is a new event that will add to the park’s role in building health and community in Gainesville.   Depot Park parkrun is a timed 5k in the park…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 1st 2018

It was summer’s last stand at parkruns around the country this week. We found you celebrating new families, big families, birthdays, milestones, and more. A special shout out this week to our tailwalkers, the folks who honor our you-will-not-finish-last-at-parkrun guarantee.     Kensington parkrun was brought to you this week by 12 members of the Lunsford…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Summer Summary

With Labor Day behind us, we can look back on a busy summer for parkrun USA. We had more and more people getting involved, more friendships made, more communities getting healthy together, and more going on behind the scenes to bring parkrun to new US communities.   For good measure, we included some of our…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, August 25th 2018

There’s only one parkrun to go before Labor Day weekend and the “official” end of summer. But, we know that the warm fuzzy feelings we get from seeing new friendships form and parkruns thriving will keep us toasty through the fall and winter seasons.     Lauren & Anna look really excited about finishing their…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

59:59

Fifty nine minutes and fifty nine seconds. A time achieved by 9 parkrunners across the country since parkrun began in the US. Until last weekend.   Despite a stopwatch malfunction that caused 194 runners at Clermont Waterfront in Florida to be assigned a 59:59 time, everyone still had a great experience and event leaders received…