Read more › News - 21st March 2018

Supporting our greatest supporters

Every Saturday morning, you probably hear something like this at the pre-run briefing: “Remember, parkrun only happens because of the volunteers. Please thank the volunteers and sign up to help next week!” What we probably don’t say often enough is: “Please thank the Parks Department, who allow us to use the park, and who maintain…

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Read more › News - 21st March 2018

Connecting people to communities at parkrun

Moving to a new city is an exciting undertaking with many unknowns along the way such as: where will you live, who will be your new friends, and when will it start feeling like home? For many people, the answer to that last question is when they find a new community to be a part…

Read more › News, roundup - 21st March 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 17th 2018

While the season changes ever so slowly from Winter to Spring, the true treasure at the end of the rainbow is not gold, but the communities of parkrun USA. While we wait for the Spring colors to load, an abundance of green could be found on parkrunners celebrating the Saint Patrick’s Day holiday.    …

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Read more › News - 14th March 2018

A barkrunner profile: meet Foxy!

Every week at parkruns around the world a special kind of runner (also known as the barkrunner) joins the pack. This week we catch up with one of those special runners: Foxy from Roosevelt Island parkrun.   Foxy is an enthusiastic runner, but also is a regular volunteer, and recently took on the run director role for the…

Read more › News - 13th March 2018

Scaling the heights

I had another life once. It feels so long ago I can barely remember it. But I’m reminded by strangers when they ask about the Olympic tattoo on my back.   See, in my “other” life, I competed for Australia in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in handball. It was an amazing time in my…

Read more › News - 6th March 2018

The “little p” mentality

Most people involved with parkrun want to shout about it from the rooftops because they want everyone to know how much they like it — as an event, a community, a concept. But the culture and ethos of parkrun is more reserved and humble, reflecting the nature of its founder. parkrun is written as one…

Read more › News, roundup - 6th March 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 3rd 2018

It was a wild weather weekend, especially on the east coast as the “beast from the East,” aka the “bomb cyclone” aka a “nor’easter” brought strong winds and snow and there was flooding in the middle of the country. These conditions resulted in unwelcome presents left on the courses of a number of our parkruns….

Read more › News - 6th March 2018

Growing a new parkrun community

“As I boarded a plane last year to move to Boston, MA to begin post-graduate studies in the city, I was thinking about things I would miss – and it was not long before the parkrun community in my home town sprang to mind. Looking at the map on the website, I could see…

Read more › News - 28th February 2018

Why start a parkrun?

Many people who hear about parkrun wish there was one in their own backyard. Some people take the plunge and decide to start a parkrun in their community. People have different motivations for wanting to do this, and Pam Marcus has felt all of those motivations while developing Kensington parkrun, which launches late March in…

Read more › News - 28th February 2018

Look past the wobble and see the joy

“I could have never anticipated a photo that on first view made me want to cringe could have changed my life and touched so many.”   One year ago a photo of Dawn Nisbet finishing at the back of the pack in a parkrun in Manchester, UK went viral. The joy on Dawn’s face in…

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