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Read more › News - 16th January 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, January 12th 2019

Another parkrun is in the record books, but, as always, we’re left with great memories to cherish. Across parkrun USA, we celebrated anniversaries, milestones, friendships, and being outside. We welcomed new parkrunners and prepared to welcome a new parkrun. And, we even had some parkrunners turn up in a limousine, dressed to the nines!  …

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Read more › News - 16th January 2019

Introducing: Hill Training

In our new training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations.   In this instalment, we’re discussing Hill…

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Read more › News - 15th January 2019

Blazing a Trail

Irishman Robin Foley dreamed of bringing parkrun, a free, weekly running and walking event to his adopted home in Pensacola, FL. He found the perfect partner in the University of West Florida. Together they literally cleared a trail through the woods, creating a valuable new resource that benefits the university and surrounding communities alike.  …

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Read more › News - 9th January 2019

MY, LOOK HOW YOU’VE GROWN!

Three years ago this weekend Fletcher’s Cove parkrun launched, marking the start of parkrun in the Washington DC area and planting the seed for re-launching parkrun USA.   In the past 3 years parkrun in the Washington DC area has grown to 6 locations, which have organized 555 events. 8,000 individuals have completed 29,000 parkruns,…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Barkrunner profile – Gifford of Fletcher’s Cove

Hello all!  Your faithful Foxy, barkrunner correspondent, is here with another fun interview.  The great Gifford, of Fletcher’s Cove (FC), recently helped his dad notch 100 parkruns!   If my maths is correct, that is 4 legs X 1 out & back by 5 kms plus — wait — how far is a km??? —…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2019

10 Easy parkrun Resolutions

2019: A year with 52 chances to parkrun (or perhaps a few more if you took part in a New Year’s Day event and attend one on Thanksgiving morning).   Did you make a new year’s resolution? Some people love them, some people…not so much. Well, if you’re on the fence or haven’t thought of…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, January 5th 2019

More people registered for parkrun within the past week in the US than ever before. That means we welcomed over 600 new parkrunners into the fold, many of whom came out to join our regulars and events on Saturday. The saying “The more, the merrier” certainly holds true for the parkrun community, which is reflected…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2019

Our holiday parkrun week in pictures

We had much to feel good about across parkrun USA in late December. Not only was it holiday time for so many people, but also the weather was great for running and walking across much of the country. Holiday parkruns brought out a lot of smiles, a lot of family and friends, and quite a…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2019

Never too late to start

Mansfield OH parkrun celebrates its second birthday in a couple of weeks. How did this town get to be one of the first lucky US communities with a parkrun? The answer can be found in this wonderful story about a 90-year old who did his first ever parkrun on Christmas Day 2018 on the other…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2019

Our New Years parkrunning in pictures

It was a fantastic start to our 2019 year of parkrunning. 3 times as many New Years parkrunners as in 2018, 5 times as many did a NY “double” parkrun. It’s wonderful to start the new year with your local parkrun community, and even better when different parkrun communities can meet up to celebrate. And…

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