Read more › News - 28th February 2019

Que de progrès!

Après deux années et demie au parkrun Richmond en Colombie-Britannique, Becky Maybury, nous explique comment leur  sympathique et amusante communauté s’est développée – et pourquoi c’est si excitant!   Je souhaite partager avec vous deux captures d’écran de ‘WebFMS’ (le système utilisé par vos équipes d’événement pour gérer les listes de bénévoles, les communications avec…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2019

How far we’ve come

Coming up to 2 and a half years of parkrun in Richmond, B.C.,  Becky Maybury tells us about how their fun, friendly parkrun community has grown – and why it’s so exciting!   I want to share 2 snapshots with you from ‘WebFMS’ (which is the system that your event teams use to manage volunteer…

Read more › News - 20th February 2019

A great antidote to a modern addiction!

This week we have some real talk from Tracy Larocque, ED at Frederic Back in Montreal   In a time with smartphone addiction and the higher stress and anxiety that comes with it parkrun is needed now more than ever! It’s no joke!   The flood of information we receive daily from many different social…

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Ce qui nous fait tant aimer parkrun…

Et si nous parlions des multiples raisons qui nous font aimer parkrun?   Comme beaucoup d’entre vous j’en suis sûre, il ne se passe pas une journée sans que je n’essaie de convaincre quelqu’un de venir essayer parkrun le samedi suivant. Ce que j’aime particulièrement c’est qu’il y a tellement des raisons qui nous font…

Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Joey-Lynn’s first 50 parkruns

As I approach my first milestone of 50 runs at parkrun I want to reflect on what parkrun means to me.Whitby parkrun is my home parkrun, located in Whitby, Ontario along the shores of Lake Ontario. It’s a very scenic route on a paved path, part of the Waterfront Trail (same trail Beach Strip parkrun, 115km away).  …

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Spotlight on: Victoria parkrun, Kitchener

While the format of each parkrun is the same the world over, each event has a unique character and story to tell. Every month, we’ll be shining the spotlight on a different Canadian parkrun. This month, we hear from the Victoria parkrun, Kitchener team Julia Heyens, Ola Mabifa and Jonathan Gascho.     This particular…

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Recruiting: Social Media Ambassadors

Do you love the parkrun community and want to see it grow? Are you passionate about the power of physical activity to change the lives of as many people as possible?   We’re on the lookout for 3 new Social Media Ambassadors to support the parkrun Canada Comms team to maintain our blog, Facebook, Twitter…

Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Heading south for some sun… and parkrun!

The parkrun brand is international and because of that, no matter which country/parkrun you participate in, you will always see the familiar aspects of the event that makes you feel welcomed and right at home. Perhaps even more impactful is the camaraderie that makes parkrun so much fun. It is really just a big family….

Read more › News - 6th February 2019

En route pour le soleil… et parkrun!

Le nom parkrun est reconnu internationalement. Dans n’importe quel parkrun du monde vous verrez toujours les aspects familiers de l’événement qui vous feront sentir comme chez vous. La camaraderie qui rend parkrun si amusant est toujours présent à travers les frontiers. C’est vraiment juste une grande famille..   J’ai récemment eu le plaisir de participer…

Read more › News - 31st January 2019

Introducing: Strength and Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength…

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