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Read more › News - 20th June 2018

A year of energy and inspiration

As it celebrates its first birthday, the team at Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore look back on a year full of surprises. The team was thrown in at the deep end when the event founder was transferred to another state almost immediately after the launch. They faced weather extremes ranging from Arctic cold to damaging…

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Read more › News - 13th June 2018

parkrun USA Ambassadors

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…

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Read more › News - 13th June 2018

Becoming a Runner

My name is Paulene, but just last year I used to call myself the ‘Anti parkrun Girl’.   I’d been doing 5K walks a few times a week for months in my quest to improve my fitness and lose weight. I’d always had this obsession with runners and a dream of what it must feel…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 9th, 2018

Another wonderful parkrun weekend is in the books. Although we really loved celebrating the inaugural Des Moines Creek parkrun and Heritage Harbor Ottawa parkrun’s first anniversary, the best part was knowing that a record number of parkrunners and volunteers were building a happier and healthier world all across the country.   It is always so…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 2nd 2018

It was birthday weekend here at parkrun USA. Livionia, US parkrun #1, celebrated its 6th anniverary, while Deep Run parkrun celebrated one year of free, weekly 5Ks for everyone. And, as an added bonus, we topped 1,000 total finishers for the second time – only one week after setting an all-time attendance record. More and…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

Melissa’s Story

parkrun is not about who is the fastest, but about making a difference in your life and the health of your community. Every week we hear stories about individuals who use parkrun to help get active and who make steady progress.   It is hard not to be inspired by the progress of Melissa Balenzuela,…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

Birthday wishes

For the first time last week two parkrun USA events celebrated birthdays. Deep Run parkrun in Virginia celebrated its 1st birthday, and Livonia parkrun in Michigan its 6th. We checked in with the event leaders to find out what motivates them, and their hopes for the future. Some of their answers surprised us.   Nicole…

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Read more › News - 30th May 2018

A major milestone!

More and more US parkrunners are earning milestone t-shirts. In the past week alone we celebrated a youth 10 and a 50 at Clermont Waterfront, a 50 at Crissy Field, a 100 at Livonia and a volunteer 25 at Leakin Park! Sashes, capes, signs and tiaras have all been utilized to put a bit of…

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Read more › News - 30th May 2018

parkrun USA “running evangelist” featured on podcast

You’ve likely heard stories about people getting involved with parkrun as a step toward leading healthier lives. The no-pressure environment, the ability to participate with family and the weekly frequency of parkrun draws those who might otherwise struggle to stick to a regular physical activity routine.   Andrea Zukowski’s story is a bit of a…

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