News - 13th June 2018
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parkrun USA Ambassadors

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If you hear an enthusiastic Irish accent at a fledgling parkrun event in the US, chances are it’s Rory Murphy. A parkrun early adopter, he helped launch 30 events in the UK, before relocating to the US in late 2016. Now parkruns seem to pop up close to wherever he relocates for work. Coincidence? Not quite.

 

Rory was the muscle behind starting Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore, and we hear there are plans afoot in New Jersey. Last weekend his travels took him to the Seattle area where he visited Des Moines Creek parkrun. And he might just be in San Francisco this weekend. Coincidence? Hardly.

 

Rory is now one of several parkrun USA “Ambassadors”. These volunteers support new and existing events and do the behind-the-scenes work at the national level. Interested in a parkrun event in your community? Get in touch here!

 

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