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Read more › News - 16th October 2019

The view from the back, in a wheelchair

Read Cyndy McLean’s uplifting perspective on her experience at Guelph-Eramosa parkrun.   Getting up and out of the house before 9 am in not my strength but on a beautiful late summer morning I found myself at the start of the Eramosa River Trail parkrun.   I even managed to talk my partner, Sylvain, into…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2019

parkrun comes to Toronto – all about Downsview parkrun

This week we hear from Cullen Price, Event Director of Downsview parkrun – the first parkrun within the city of Toronto – who celebrated their inaugural event on 21st September.   The Downsview parkrun core team is made up of Amy, Lawrence, Bonnie, Kate, Fred, and Cullen. Each of them discovered parkrun in their own…

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Read more › News - 8th October 2019

It’s a small world after all

This past spring, Tiare Baird was looking to get more involved in the Whistler community, so she started a search for volunteer opportunities.   She stumbled across an energetic Aussie (who also happened to be the Whistler parkrun Event Director) and her Saturday mornings haven’t been the same since, thanks to the people she’s met…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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