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Read more › Uncategorized - 6th September 2017

A parkrun summer

Welcome to the last summer edition – or the first fall edition of the parkrun US newsletter, depending on your latitude – in which we read about how parkrun tourism is now also a thing for American parkrunners, explore ideas and examples of local partnerships with running clubs, community organizations, parks, local governments and other…

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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…

Crissy
Read more › Uncategorized - 5th September 2017

Partnering with your local parkrun USA event

As parkrun events spread across the US, there are more and more opportunities for organizations and groups to partner with their local parkrun.   The number of organized 5k running events in the US each year is staggering, with estimates reaching 20,000 or more events, with over 8 million finishers. 5ks account for more than…

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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…