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Read more › News - 13th December 2018

C’est une affaire de famille

Le parkrun de Victoria à Kitchener, Ontario, a célébré son 25e parkrun la fin de semaine dernière, et il continue d’accueillir de nouveaux visages! Les bases de notre parkrun ont toujours été et continuent d’être deux familles qui participent chaque semaine et font de parkrun une partie de leur rituel familial hebdomadaire – la famille Mabifa…

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Read more › News - 13th December 2018

It’s a family affair

Victoria parkrun in Kitchener, Ontario celebrated its 25th parkrun this last weekend and is continuing to welcome new faces – but today we meet a couple of families who have made parkrun part of their weekly routine.   Mainstays of our parkrun have been, and continue to be, two families who participate every week and…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2018

New Year’s Day parkruns

Did you know that some teams are putting on a “bonus” parkrun on January 1? Read on to find out where!   In Canada, there are 2 days each year where we are able to host extra parkruns that are not on a Saturday – New Year’s Day and Canada Day.   If you want to get your 2019 off to…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2018

La famille au coeur de parkrun

Il y a tellement de choses merveilleuses qui définissent parkrun qu’il en est difficile d’isoler ce qui attire les gens chaque semaine. Pour moi, la caractéristique principale de parkrun est qu’il s’agit d’une question de famille : réunir toutes les semaines pour que les gens soient actifs, se concentrer sur leur santé, profiter du plein…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2018

Family at the heart of parkrun

There are so many wonderful things that define parkrun that it’s hard to isolate the one thing that draws people back each week. For Chris Thatcher, River Oaks Event Director, it’s all about family!   The one thing that defines parkrun for me personally,  is that it is so much about family – about coming together…

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Read more › News - 29th November 2018

Why do I/we run?

I am sure that is a question that we have asked ourselves on occasions, especially on a run when we have not been very fit or if weather conditions are against us.   For me it all started when I went to grammar school 56 years ago in England and we had a games afternoon…

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Read more › News - 29th November 2018

Pourquoi je / nous courons?

Je suis persuadé que c’est une question que nous nous sommes parfois posée, en particulier lorsque nous n’avons pas été très en forme ou que les conditions météorologiques sont défavorables.   Pour moi, tout a commencé quand je suis allé à l’école il y a 56 ans en Angleterre et que nous avions un après-midi…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2018

Reflections of an Event Director

Moving to a new community in Northern Ontario, Andy Bessell wasted no time in establishing Bellevue parkrun. A year and a half later, he reflects on the journey so far:   Eighteen months ago I was a newcomer to the small Northern Ontario community of Sault Ste. Marie, and eighteen months ago I started planning…few contacts, no networks all…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2018

Les reflets d’un directeur d’événement

Il y a 18 mois, j’étais un nouvel arrivant dans la petite communauté de Sault Ste. Marie dans le nord de l’Ontario. Il y a 18 mois, j’ai commencé à planifier… j’avais très peu de contacts, mon réseau était très petit… Mon expérience et ma participation à parkrun en Afrique du Sud et en Angleterre…

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Read more › News - 15th November 2018

Our parkrun family

Victoria is a second home to this couple as John has been visiting for many years to see his daughter Ella-Jo who lives in Cook Street Village. So when the pair left their jobs to embark on an ‘adult gap year’, there was no better place to spend more time.   The keen runners are…

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