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Read more › News - 21st October 2021

Don’t forget your BOOcode!

It’s going to be a great Halloween, we can feel it in our bones!   As the spooky season creeps up on us, we take a look at back at some of the most memorable Halloween moments from around the world.   parkrun has a few traditions such as the extra event on New Years Day,…

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Read more › News - 21st October 2021

Feeling so welcomed

After a big life move, Naomi Dawson found herself in a brand new country, knowing nobody.   Local parkruns helped her integrate into new communities, and make many long-lasting friendships along the way.   I wasn’t a runner, never had been. Then, in 2013, someone told me about parkrun.   I completed the Couch to 5k programme, after…

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Read more › News - 15th October 2021

Nouveaux gilets de participations

Il nous fait plaisir de vous annoncer que les gilets affichant vos plateaux de participations sont maintenant disponibles. Six nouveaux gilets font leurs apparitions pour les participants ayant atteint les plateaux de participations.   Pour la première fois, les mêmes gilets affichant vos plateaux de participations et ce, que vous ayez marché, couru ou fait…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2021

New milestone t-shirts

We’re really pleased to announce that, with the order of milestone t-shirts now safely in stock, six new milestone t-shirts are available to order for all eligible parkrunners.   Now, for the first time, there are the same milestone clubs (and t-shirts) whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer:   junior 10 and junior v10…

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Read more › News - 30th September 2021

An opportunity for everyone – The roster can never be full

Anyone and everyone is welcome to volunteer at parkrun, a course can never have too many marshals, and more tail walkers equals more fun!   Volunteering is super easy, and there’s no training or experience required – it’ll also make you feel great. But don’t take our word for it.   Read on to find…

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Read more › News - 23rd September 2021

How to volunteer at parkrun

parkruns are community events delivered every weekend by volunteers. Anyone and everyone can be a volunteer. You need no prior experience and you can volunteer regularly, or just once in a while.   All the roles are explained to you on the day, it’s super easy, fun and rewarding. Plus you get to feel a part…

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Read more › News - 22nd September 2021

A new parkrun … in Gatineau, Quebec!

On September 4 2021, the city of Gatineau joined the great parkrun family in Canada and around the world. Moussette parkrun is up and running. The city of Gatineau, the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec, is located north of the Ottawa River, within walking distance of downtown Ottawa. Ironically, the Moussette parkrun is…

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Read more › News - 9th September 2021

I’m a new person

Leanne Hall has lived most of her life experiencing up to 10 seizures a day. After her fourth brain surgery, she is now getting used to living seizure free.   Leanne credits Hull parkrun for playing a huge part in her recovery.   I was diagnosed with a dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial (DNET) brain tumour the size of…

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Read more › News - 18th August 2021

Happy 5th Anniversary, to us!

We are 5!  parkrun launched in Canada August 2016 and we’ve been on quite a journey since then. We’ve made so many new friends and heard so many stories and we’re glad you have been able to join us. To mark the occasion, here are 5 things that you may have not known about parkrun Canada:  …

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Read more › News - 12th August 2021

Finding love at parkrun

Nikki Foster and Colin Ward had been unlucky in love, with a string of bad online dates behind them. While Nikki joined parkrun in January 2016 and Colin a few months later in June, they had never met there and wouldn’t meet in person until the following year.    Ready to give up online dating,…

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