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Read more › News - 13th November 2019

Running for Dad

How did you first hear about parkrun? James and Jodi from Taber, Alberta, share their story about the influential role James’ Dad played in the founding of Trout Pond parkrun.     This time last year we would’ve just held our 2nd parkrun, still trying to get used to juggling the scanning, timekeeping, token hand…

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Read more › News - 13th November 2019

parkrun pour les pères

Comment avez-vous entendu parler de parkrun? James et Jodi, de Taber, en Alberta, racontent leur histoire au sujet du rôle influent joué par le père de James dans la création du parkrun de Trout Pond.   L’année dernière, à ce moment-là, nous aurions organisé notre deuxième parkrun, essayant toujours de nous habituer à jongler avec…

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Read more › News - 13th November 2019

5K? Groomed trail? Camaraderie? I’m IN!

This week, we hear from Mary Brown, a parkrunner from Eramosa River Trail in Guelph, ON who tells us what parkrun means to her. My name is Mary Brown, I am 61 years old and I LOVE parkrun.   My grandson, Maxton Lambert, is 11 years old and he LOVES parkrun.   We are 50…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

parkrun ne serait pas possible sans bénévoles

Ted s’est rendu au parkrun Meadowvale plus souvent que quiconque – mais il n’a jamais participé au 5 km. Lawrence Jeffery, directeur de l’événement, explique comment Ted est devenu partie intégrante de leur équipe.     Un parkrun remplit ses postes de bénévoles de diverses façons. Les coureurs/marcheurs qui veulent donner en retour et les…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

The joy of volunteering at parkrun

Ted has been to Meadowvale parkrun more than anyone else – but he has never participated in the 5km course. Event Director Lawrence Jeffery explains how Ted became an integral part of their team.   A parkrun fills its roster from various sources. Walkers, joggers and runners who want to offer a helping a hand. and high school students…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

Mud, Milk and Cookies- parkrun highlights at age 11

This week we hear from some of our younger parkrunners from south of the border in the U.S.A.   We love that so many kids participate in parkrun. It turns out, they love participating, too! We’ve interviewed two parkrunners from different areas of the country, and both happen to be the same age. One is…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

We are recruiting!

We are recruiting! We have a vacancy for a full-time Territory Manager, based in North America, to join the parkrun Global Team.   From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community its beating heart.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together,…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

Perspectives from a USA parkrunner

With new parkruns springing up in the USA as well as Canada, cross-border parkrunning is an option for those of us who want to try a new course. Tim Gallagher from the USA has made it an annual tradition to visit Bellevue parkrun in Sault Ste Marie, ON.   I am a dedicated parkrunner and…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

parkrun c’est avant tout une communauté et notre communauté c’est nos bénévoles

parkrun, c’est beaucoup de choses pour beaucoup de gens. Pour certains, c’est un moyen de suivre leurs progrès, devenir plus rapide et de s’engager à courir tous les samedis matin. Pour d’autres, c’est l’amitié et le fait de faire partie de quelque chose qu’ils aiment.   parkrun est fondamentalement un événement de course à pied,…

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Read more › News - 28th October 2019

parkrun is about community and our community is our volunteers

parkrun is many things to many people. For some it’s a way to track their progress, get faster and commit to running every Saturday morning. For others it’s friendship and being a part of something they love.   parkrun is fundamentally a running event, but it’s also so so much more, it’s about health and…