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Read more › News - 8th October 2019

C’est un petit monde après tout

Le printemps dernier, Tiare Baird cherchait à s’impliquer davantage dans la communauté de Whistler, elle a donc commencé à rechercher des possibilités de bénévolat. Elle est tombée sur une Australienne énergique (qui se trouvait être également directrice du parkrun de Whistler) et son samedi matin n’a plus été la même depuis, grâce aux personnes qu’elle…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2019

A look back at 15 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     15 years later, more than four million different people around the world…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

Sharing Family Stories from Victoria parkrun, Kitchener

One of the nicest things about parkrun at Victoria Park, Kitchener is that you’ll quickly feel like part of the family. The sort of commitment you normally reserve for blood-ties underpins the event, whilst the welcome you receive is as warm as the one you’d hope to receive on a special family occasion.    …

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

Histoires familiales du parkrun Victoria, Kitchener

L’un des plus beaux atouts du parkrun Victoria Park, à Kitchener, c’est que vous aurez rapidement l’impression de faire partie de la famille. Le type d’engagement que vous réservez habituellement pour les liens de sang soutient l’événement, tandis que l’accueil que vous recevez est aussi chaleureux que celui que vous souhaitez recevoir lors d’une occasion…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2019

Healthier, happier planet!

In July 2019 I was honoured to attend the parkrun ambassadors conference in the UK. This event brought together parkrun ambassadors from the UK and many countries around the world. We got to meet the UK support team and hear presentations from them and network with our peers. It was a weekend to celebrate everything…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2019

parkrun : ce n’est pas seulement pour les coureurs!

En tant que mère de deux adolescents, il est parfois difficile de trouver des choses avec lesquels nous avons un intérêt commun. Je suis heureux de dire que le bénévolat et la participation à parkrun ont été des activités que nous aimons tous faire ensemble.   Comment avons-nous entendu parler de parkrun?   Ma soeur…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2019

parkrun: not just for runners!

As a mother of two teenage boys it is difficult at times to find things of similar interest to share.  I am happy to say that volunteering and participating at parkrun has been something that we all enjoy doing together.      How did we hear about parkrun?   I was introduced to parkrun by…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2019

parkrun pour les couples

Sandy et Brian Watt forment un couple de cinquantenaires qui, il y a seize mois, ne couraient JAMAIS. Aujourd’hui, ils ratent rarement un parkrun. Comment cette transformation s’est-elle produite?   IL Y A 16 MOIS…   FEMME: “J’ai entendu parler de cette chose appelée parkrun.”   MARI: “Ça semble difficile, qu’est-ce que c’est?”   FEMME: “C’est…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2019

parkrun for couples

Sandy and Brian Watt are a couple in their 50s who, sixteen months ago, NEVER went running. Today, they barely miss a parkrun. How did this transformation happen?   16 MONTHS AGO   WIFE: “I have heard about this thing called parkrun.” HUSBAND: “This sounds like a lot of effort, what is it?” WIFE: “It’s…

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Read more › News - 15th September 2019

The planet’s most westerly parkrun: Shawnigan Hills parkrun, B.C.

On September 28 there will be a new western point on the parkrun compass! Event Director Mark Swannell tells us why he’s bringing Shawnigan Hills parkrun to Vancouver Island, British Columbia.   To me, parkrun symbolizes two things: inclusivity and community. Without these, parkrun would not be the global phenomenon it is now. I hail from Manchester England….