Read more › News - 28th December 2018

An Englishwoman, an Irishman, and an American walk into a park

Big, meet Big. On January 19th the world’s largest running event reaches the largest state in the continental US with the launch of Terry Hershey parkrun in Houston, TX. This minimalist, community driven 5k along the Buffalo Bayou will take place every single week. It’s entirely free. And the organizers offer an iron-clad you-will-not-finish-last promise….

Read more › News - 20th December 2018

parkrun Doubles (hard version)

There’s another way to do two parkruns in one day. But it’s not for the faint hearted. It involves starting the day with a parkrun in Australia or New Zealand, then hopping a flight to San Francisco or Vancouver, crossing the International Date Line in the process.   Friends Roxie Payne and Chris Seymour recently…

Read more › News - 20th December 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, December 15th 2018

The one where we got rather wet and muddy, and enjoyed being with our parkrun friends all the more. This week saw our 1,000th free community-led 5k event of 2018. That’s what comes from getting out there every single week, and embracing whatever the elements have in store for us. Here are some of our favorite…

Read more › News - 19th December 2018

Our parkrun USA Year in Review 2018

We were spoiled for choice in selecting our highlights reel from 2018. We doubled in size — again! — and that was to be expected. But many of our favorites are things that took us by surprise. Here is a selection of the year’s highlights: our favorite numbers, favorite stories, and favorite pictures, and our hopes…

Read more › News - 12th December 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, December 8th 2018

About 10% of the parkrun participants this past weekend were between ages 4-18. Many more under 4 could be spotted in strollers, tottering around finish lines and in the arms of those waiting for other family members to complete a parkrun course. These young parkrunners and parkrunners in training are a joy to see at…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2018

A Reason to Run

With partial paralysis down the right side of her body since birth, and living with epilepsy since her father died 25 years ago, Australian parkrunner Nicole Gallina is no stranger to challenges.   As a child, her parents were firm about one thing – never allowing her to use her disability as a limitation. They…

Read more › News - 5th December 2018

Winter parkrunning

Every year as winter approaches in the US, we hear more questions from parkrunners about parkrunning in cold winter temperatures. parkrun events continue year round, but what about in extreme weather?   The short answer is that safety is paramount, for parkrunners and volunteers alike. And the local Run Director for each parkrun event makes…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, December 1st 2018

Did you know that parkrun USA set a new attendance record for a single day in December, last weekend? Given the weather, that’s an awesome statistic! But, you know, “neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the parkrunner from their appointed event….” And, it very much looks like there were some celebrations…

Read more › News - 28th November 2018

Barkrunner interview – Cooper

Hey y’all, Foxy here. This week, we are taking a trip to the middle of the country to meet cool pup Cooper from Livonia parkrun.   Cooper’s friend Lynn has been getting plenty of attention as our first 250-club member, but Cooper has been right there with Lynn for most of them.   Cooper, tell…

Read more › News - 28th November 2018

First to 250

At Livonia parkrun Lynn Boven recently became the first US parkrunner to join the 250 parkrun club. Lynn reached this milestone 6 years to the day after showing up for his first parkrun. That’s a lot of parkrunning, even in cold Michigan winters. But for Lynn that only adds to the appeal.   On November…

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