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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…

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Read more › News - 19th April 2022

It’s great to volunteer!

During the second half of April, North America celebrates the Volunteer.  This is the time of year where we collectively appreciate the contributions of volunteers and the health and wellbeing benefits of being one. This week it is National Volunteer Week in the USA, and it’s Canada’s turn to celebrate next week.   At parkrun volunteers…

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Read more › News - 14th April 2022

A family affair

All around the world children and young people take part in parkrun events with their families. The UK, Ireland and Australia even have a junior parkrun series, which is 2k on a Sunday.   The first junior parkrun took place 12 years ago this month. What better time to take a closer look at families…

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Read more › News - 7th April 2022

Three years of parkrun Japan

Three years on from the launch of parkrun Japan, there are now 29 events spread over a country that is made up of more than 7,000 islands.    Events in the region even helped with the 2011 tsunami recovery project.   Haru is the Japanese word for spring, a time of year that symbolises new…

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Read more › News - 30th March 2022

Welcome to parkrun!

parkrun events provide a safe, welcoming and friendly community for everyone, whether you want to come along and walk, jog, run, volunteer, spectate or meet new people.    We encourage you to share the below article with those who may benefit from the support of the parkrun community.    A Ukrainian translation of the article…

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Read more › News - 23rd March 2022

Five reasons we love the barcode

At parkrun, we’ve always tried to keep that event day experience the same as it was back when we began in 2004.   But one thing has evolved over the years – the barcode. Here we take a look at the importance of the barcode, and why we love it.   For the first five…

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Read more › News - 17th March 2022

Together or apart

After moving to Sweden in 2019, Laura Stepko went along to Malmö Ribersborg parkrun to meet new people and make friends.   Little did she know that it would lead to a chance meeting over post-parkrun coffee, which would eventually take her to the other side of the world to start a new life –…

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