Read more › News - 17th April 2019

Victoria, Kitchener has your number

At the time of writing this blog post, Victoria parkrun Kitchener has hosted 41 events.  We have celebrated PBs, hosted events in all weather conditions, and love the community that has developed over the last 10 months.   Waterloo Region in southwestern Ontario is known for being an innovative community with a strong focus on…

Read more › News - 10th April 2019

parkrun nous connecte à la communauté

De Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud, à Oakville, au Canada, la routine parkrun du samedi matin de la famille Lotz les aide à se sentir chez eux, où qu’ils se trouvent!   Notre expérience avec parkrun a commencé il y a quelques années à Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud. Plus jeunes et plus flexibles, mon…

Read more › News - 10th April 2019

parkrun connects us to community

From Johannesburg, South Africa to Oakville, Canada, the Lotz family’s Saturday morning parkrun routine helps them feel at home, wherever they are!  Our journey with parkrun started a few years ago back in Johannesburg, South Africa. In our younger, more flexible days, both my husband Will and I enjoyed running together, he even has a…

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Read more › News - 10th April 2019

May brings in Avery Beach parkrun, Huntsville

Photo credit: Huntsville is our newest town to join the parkrun Canada movement with the latest parkrun.  Avery Beach parkrun, Huntsville launches May 4th!   Starting at Avery Beach, parkrunners will enjoy the beautiful Hunter’s Bay Trail.  Hungry participants will be pleased to learn that the turnaround point is located at an apple orchard!…

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Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

Quel est votre pourquoi?

Vous êtes-vous déjà arrêté pour réfléchir à ce qui vous a poussé à courir? On me pose souvent la question et je me suis dit que je pourrais partager mon histoire.   J’ai deux filles de 7 et 10 ans et il y a quatre ans, j’ai réalisé que ma vie n’était plus que d’être…

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Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

What is your why?

Do you ever stop and think what made you get into running? I often get asked and so I thought I’d share a little bit of my story.   I have 2 daughters, 7 & 10 years old, and four years ago I realized my life had become just being ‘their’ mom. I was the…

Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

parkrun Japan

On Saturday 6 April, Japan will become the latest country to join the parkrun family, with the launch of Futakotamagawa parkrun in Tokyo. parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE tells us the story behind the birth of parkrun Japan. In October 2017 we were approached by Sumitomo Life with regards the possibility of starting parkrun in Japan, they were also preparing to launch the Vitality Health…

Read more › News - 27th March 2019

Spotlight on Whistler parkrun

According to the calendar, spring is officially here!  In Whistler, it may take a little longer to arrive, but soon the snow will melt, and folks will come out of hibernation to gear up for parkrun.    Whistler’s site is unique in that it closes for the winter and starts back up in the spring….

Read more › News - 27th March 2019

Nous aurions eu besoin de plus de chinooks cet hiver!

  L’hiver a été brutal sur une grande partie du Canada, et Calgary n’a pas été épargné. La directrice d’événement de Nose Hill, Suzanne Brooks, se demande où sont passés tous les chinooks. Mais que sont les chinooks?!     Avant de déménager à Calgary en 2015, je n’avais jamais entendu parler d’un «chinook». J’ai…

Read more › News - 27th March 2019

We needed more Chinooks this winter!

It’s been a brutal winter across much of Canada, and Calgary has been no different. Nose Hill Event Director Suzanne wonders where all the Chinooks have been. But what are Chinooks?!   Before I moved to Calgary in 2015, I had never heard of a ‘Chinook’. I soon learned that this unique weather pattern is…