Read more › News - 12th August 2019

Australia launches world’s first parkrun for women in custody

Did you know there there is a small but growing number of parkruns launching in prisons? Inmates at the Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison in Perth, Australia, became the first women in custody anywhere in the world to take part in weekly parkrun events when Wandoo parkrun launched in July. There were 42 finishers and 11 volunteers…

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Read more › News - 12th August 2019

À ceux qui partent, et à ceux qui reviennent

Nous avons la chance d’avoir un parkrun un peu différent des autres. Nous avons un tout petit parkrun, qui est encore peu achalandé. Nous sommes une communauté qui se connaît, qui est là pour tous.   Dès qu’une personne manque deux semaines en ligne, tout le monde s’informe à savoir ce qui se passe avec…

Read more › News - 7th August 2019

Fin a trouvé sa place

Bonjour! Je m’appelle Fin et je viens du sud-ouest de l’Angleterre. J’ai 23 ans et, comme la plupart des jeunes de 23 ans, les week-ends je dors généralement jusqu’à midi… C’est donc une surprise pour tous ceux qui me connaissent (et même pour moi) de savoir que je me lève à 8 heures le samedi…

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Fin’s Found His Happy Place

Hello! My name is Fin and I come from the South West of England. I’m 23, and like most 23 year olds my weekends usually involve sleeping till midday…so it’s a surprise to everyone who knows me (especially myself) that I would rather wake up at 8am on a Saturday and cycle over to Frédéric Back…

Read more › News - 7th August 2019

6 million parkrunners in the world!

It’s been less than a year since we celebrated reaching the milestone of 5 million registered parkrunners in the world. Recently, our global parkrun movement hit a new high when barcode number A6000000 was issued! The runaway success of the simple parkrun concept is evident, with regular Saturday morning events now taking place in more…

Read more › News - 7th August 2019

6 millions de parkrunneurs dans le monde!

C’était il y a moins d’un an, nous contemplions avec enthousiasme le franchissement de la barre des 5 millions d’inscrits à parkrun dans le monde. Et bien il y a quelques jours, parkrun vient d’atteindre un nouveau sommet puisque le code-barres A6000000 a été remis quelque part dans le monde! Le succès du concept n’est…

Read more › News - 6th August 2019

First parkrun in Kingston, ON starts August 17th!

parkrun continues to sweep the country adding new events every week! Breakwater parkrun starts on August 17th, 2019.   Two laps along the beautiful Kingston waterfront paved path through Breakwater & MacDonald Parks, looping around the Gordon Downie Pier. The start and finish will be at the Waterfront Pathway directly across the road from Lower University…

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Read more › News - 30th July 2019

Sightings at parkrun

The easy format of “show up> run> get scanned” is so simple that its ability to be replicated is a strong factor to the global success of parkrun. Aneez from Whitby recently had the opportunity to run or volunteer at 4 different parkruns over 4 weekends in Canada and the UK, and took note of a…

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Read more › News - 30th July 2019

Choses à observer à parkrun

Le format simple de “se présenter> courir> être scanné” est si simple que sa capacité à être répliquée est un facteur déterminant du succès mondial de parkrun.   J’ai récemment eu l’occasion de courir ou de faire du bénévolat dans quatre parkruns différents pendant quatre week-ends au Canada et au Royaume-Uni, avec un nombre de…

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Read more › News - 30th July 2019

Introducing Mundy parkrun, Coquitlam B.C.

Joe and Debbie Mick had been running for 30+ years when they first discovered parkrun while visiting the UK; one parkrun and they were hooked! On Saturday August 3rd, their dream of bringing parkrun to their hometown of Coquitlam, B.C. becomes a reality.   Debbie and I have been running for 30+ years, individually, as a couple and with…