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Read more › News - 23rd June 2022

parkrun from another perspective

Kirsty Robben recently volunteered at parkrun for the first time. She explains how volunteering helped her find her way back into parkrun following a bout of COVID-19, and how it provided her with a very different perspective of parkrun.   I’ve been doing parkrun since 2019. We had just moved and I was looking to meet…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 17th June 2022

Célébrez la fête du Canada à parkrun

Vous cherchez quelque chose à faire en cette longue fin de semaine de la fête du Canada ?   Vous pouvez commencer avec un parkrun puisque plusieurs de nos événements tiendrons un parkrun supplémentaire !   Chaque année, certains de nos parkrun potent de tenir un événement supplémentaire le 1er juillet. Vous pouvez vérifier ici…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 15th June 2022

Celebrate Canada Day at parkrun

Looking for something to do this Canada Day long weekend?  At many of our events you can start it off with an extra parkrun!   Each year parkrun events opt in to stage an extra parkrun on July 1st.  You can check if your event will be holding an extra event on our special events page….

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Read more › Uncategorized - 9th June 2022

Welcome to parkrun!

If you enjoy parkrun, you can help us spread the message about our events by sharing this article about parkrun with friends, family and colleagues who haven’t been lucky enough to experience parkrun yet!  What is a parkrun? It’s a free timed 5km event held every Saturday morning. Currently there’s 32 different events in the Nordics,…

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Read more › News - 1st June 2022

10 years of parkrunning in the USA

This Saturday sees the 10th anniversary of parkrun in the USA and it might feel like it’s flown by.  It’s only when we look back at the stories we’ve made together it seems like almost no time has passed at all!   Early in 2012, a local high school track coach from Livonia, Michigan, named Rick Brauer…

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Read more › News - 25th May 2022

Finding a new home at parkrun

Jane was living in Ukraine until her life was turned upside down in a single moment. After initially hiding in a bunker, she and her mother made the difficult journey to Italy and found a family to stay with.   In the midst of unrest, Jane tells us how the kindness of the parkrun community…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2022

I just love taking part

Anne Hanley is delighted to be back at parkrun after her treatment and recovery from breast cancer. Here she tells us how that return to parkrun felt.   I started parkrunning because it was a way to get back into some regular exercise and it was something my husband and I could enjoy together. We…

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Read more › News - 11th May 2022

parkrun New Zealand turns 10

We’re celebrating ten years of parkrunning in New Zealand! On May 5, 2012, 89 people, including volunteers participated at the very first event on the Lower Hutt riverbank.   Lian and Noel de Charmoy introduced parkrun to New Zealand after visiting their dear friend and parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt at Bushy Park in London. The…

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Read more › News - 4th May 2022

Celebrate togetherness with Thank You Day

On Saturday 4 June, we would love for parkrun events to come together and celebrate togetherness, gratitude, and all things community – the beating heart of parkrun.    Of course, parkrun events are already a fantastic way of uniting people, but why not extend the togetherness with a delicious post-parkrun picnic?   For Thank You…

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Read more › News - 27th April 2022

Helping me to belong

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, and parkrun provides a perfect opportunity for people to connect with their local community, make new friends and create a network beyond the defence force.   Thousands of people around the world in all stages of their military life take part in parkrun, including Liz, an…