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Read more › Uncategorized - 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 › Uncategorized - 14th March 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 10th 2018

Best friends, new friends, four-legged friends, it was clear looking back at parkrun events in the USA that everyone had a great time! Spring seems to be doing a kickstart with matching weather across the board. Only one cancelation this week, but due to a competing event and not the weather! We may need to…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 8th November 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 10th 2017

In this week’s parkrun USA roundup we celebrate firsts, and the people who come last. Plus new partnerships, and changing seasons.   The first-timers this week at Deep Run parkrun included event director Nicole Brown. Of course, she has been there almost every week since the launch in June, but it’s great to see her in the…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 5th September 2017

parkrun tourism takes hold in the US

We’ve gotten used to the occasional guest appearance – or, at some venues, the seasonal invasion – of the parkrunners from afar: the British Isles, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, and other places. parkrun tourism is one of those reminders that each tightly-knit parkrun community is connected to a greater whole. Over the past months, for…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 5th September 2017

Wear your barcode!

You’ve seen these before, usually on the arms of parkrunners from abroad: parkrun wristbands, printed with each athlete’s unique barcode id. parkrun wristbands eliminate the problem of forgetting your barcode at home or dealing with a post-run disintegrating wet paper barcode. Keep it on your wrist all the time to proudly display your affiliation with…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 21st May 2017

“For Xander, parkrun is where running is about other people, rather than cystic fibrosis”

Xander is a regular at College Park parkrun who recently reached his 10-run milestone. He stands out because he is only 4 years old, and while other parkrunners are recovering from their runs he is cheerfully running around with our parkrunning dogs. What nobody would realize from watching this exuberant boy is that running plays…