Read more › News - 12th March 2019

Love at parkrun – Ray and Priscilla’s story

You’ve likely heard that parkrun is as much about building community and building relationships as it is about running or walking. Our neighbours at parkrun USA have a couple of attendees who certainly took the #loveparkrun slogan to heart!   We’ve shared pictures and stories of people celebrating parkrun milestones like earning a V25 shirt or 50 participation…

Read more › News - 12th March 2019

Antarctica adventure

When Sofia Kihlman Oiseth, Mary McMillan, and Charlotte Conn go on a holiday or travel for work, they try and find a local parkrun to tourist at. But what happens when you go somewhere that doesn’t have parkrun like, say, to Antarctica?   At the end of December, with 79 other women scientists as part of the Homeward Bound…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2019

Ce qui me motive?

Cette semaine, nous recevons Bill Justus, du parkrun Okanagan, qui nous dit comment parkrun l’inspire et l’aide à se battre pour éviter de se faire mettre en boîte!   Qu’est-ce qu’une personne en boîte?   Avez-vous déjà remarqué à quel point la vie moderne contient beaucoup de boîtes? Il est facile de devenir une «personne…

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Read more › News - 7th March 2019

Coming soon! Henderson Lake parkrun, AB

Our second new parkrun to launch this year will be Henderson Lake parkrun in Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday March 30!     Runners at Canada’s newest parkrun have 2 scenic loops around Henderson Lake to look forward to, followed by post-parkrun coffee in the nearby Crazy Cakes cafe.     Look out for the backstory of this parkrun…

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Read more › News - 6th March 2019

What inspires me

This week we hear from Bill Justus, Okanagan parkrun, who tells us how parkrun inspires him, and helps him to fight becoming a ‘Box Person’.   What’s a Box Person?   Have you ever noticed how modern life contains so many boxes? It’s easy to become a ‘Box Person’ – an adult or teen who…

Read more › News - 28th February 2019

Now Coast to Coast – Announcing Chain of Lakes parkrun, Halifax

We are excited to be able to say that parkrun Canada is now Coast to Coast! We are 22 locations across Canada and span from the Pacific Ocean with Clover Point parkrun in Victoria, all the way to the East with Chain of Lakes parkrun, Halifax! Photo credit:   Starting 16th March, Halifax will…

Read more › News - 28th February 2019

Un excellent antidote à une dépendance moderne!

Cette semaine, nous avons une franche discussion avec Tracy Larocque, Directrice d’événement du parkrun Frédéric-Back à Montréal.   Avec les dépendances aux téléphones intelligents, le stress et l’anxiété qui y sont associés, parkrun est plus que jamais nécessaire! Ce n’est pas une blague!   Le flot d’informations que nous recevons quotidiennement des nombreuses plates-formes de…

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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