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Read more › News - 28th November 2018

Our Thanksgiving parkruns in pictures

Despite cool, wet weather across much of parkrun USA, there was so much to feel good about. Thanksgiving weekend was the busiest patch of parkrunning we’ve ever had, with nearly 2,000 runners, walkers, and volunteers across the two days. We saw a slew of 100-run milestones, and we welcomed so many new friends, from 4-year olds…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2018

Reaching new communities

Two years ago there were 7 parkrun USA events. Now there are 27. Our team of parkrun USA Ambassadors is helping groups throughout the country to bring a free, weekly parkrun to their community.   New parkrun events thrive most when a diverse team of locals work together. Creating a parkrun for your community can be…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 17th 2018

We had so much to celebrate this week. We welcomed our newest event, with greetings from across this big country. We saluted the first US parkrunner to join the 250 club, and thanked some of our most dedicated volunteers. We ate lots of birthday cake. We met old and new friends. And we helped each…

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Read more › News - 14th November 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 10th 2018

At this time of year we see so many reminders of what a big, diverse country we share. Some of us welcomed the first snowfall of winter, while others were celebrating the advent of lighter mornings, and many of us wrapped up warm to enjoy the fall colors.     Young Reagan joined the junior…

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Read more › News - 13th November 2018

Happy Birthday Renton parkrun!

With another circle around the sun complete we are this week celebrating the first birthday of Renton parkrun. Renton, a town on the south side of Seattle, was the first parkrun event in the Pacific Northwest, but the warm community that quickly formed already inspired a second parkrun in nearby Des Moines, with more on…

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Read more › News - 7th November 2018

Barkrunner profile- Dolly

Hey there everyone!  Foxy, barkrunner correspondent, here.  This week, I’m bringing you an interview with the awesome and well-traveled Dolly, currently of Delaware and Raritan Canal (D&RC) parkrun.  As you’ll see, Dolly has left her mark at lots of parkruns over the years!   Hi Dolly, tell me about yourself.   Dolly Murphy, age approximately…

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Read more › News - 7th November 2018

Don’t let anything stop you

Elizabeth has always battled with her weight, and Ulcerative Colitis – a chronic health condition that causes inflammation of the large intestine and bowel. When she started a Couch to 5k program she ran in secluded areas after dark to avoid being seen.   Since being persuaded by her sister in 2015 to walk/run Heaton…

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Read more › News - 7th November 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 3rd 2018

What a weekend! We welcomed a new parkrun into the family: Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan and set a new national record for high vis heroes. In much of the country, it is decidedly fall, so the theme of this week’s photos? Foliage and good feelings.   Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor is…

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Read more › News - 31st October 2018

Our spookrun week in pictures, October 27th 2018

This was a weekend for interesting clothing choices across parkrun USA. For some it was the Halloween costumes, for others it was the protection from the nor’easter that blew through. Some did double duty. All had a fun start to the weekend.     A few raindrops weren’t going to stand in the way of…

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